The City of Toronto Grants

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The City of Toronto Grants

The City of Toronto Grants

The City of Toronto takes a great care about its residents, the local businesses, environment, arts and culture, and city beatification. Grants are partnerships or investments that help make Toronto a better place for living, doing business or visiting by supporting the work of organizations that are closer to the communities they serve. The information about funding programs is taken from the official Toronto City website www.toronto.ca, in particular, from www.toronto.ca/grants/grants_directory.htm

ACCESS & EQUITY

Access and Equity Grants

The Access and Equity Grants Program provides a mechanism to maintain a positive race relations climate and to promote respect and value for Toronto’s multicultural and multiracial character. It is also a tool by which the City can support strategic partnerships and networks with community based organizations to foster social, economic and civic participation.

ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE

Toronto Arts Council

Through the Toronto Arts Council, grants are provided to organizations and collectives for the presentation of art, and to individual artists for the creation of art.

Telephone: 416-392-6802 ext.205

Toronto Heritage Grant Program

The Toronto Heritage Grant Program provides matching grant funds for eligible conservation work in each of the two project categories: 1) residential house form buildings, and 2) commercial, institutional, multi-residential and industrial form buildings.

Telephone: 416-338-1077 or 416-338-1078

BASEMENTS, DRAINS & SEWERS

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy

The Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy program can help you lower your home’s flooding risk.

Telephone: 311

Drain grants

Grant assistance is available to property owners if the roots from a city-owned tree are found to be blocking the sanitary and/or storm service line on private property.

Telephone: 311

BUSINESS

Commercial Façade Improvement Program

The Façade Improvement Program is administered by Economic Development and provides funding to private property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building facades. Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, brick cleaning, restoration, wheelchair accessibility, doors, signage, windows, lighting and masonry.

Telephone: 416-392-1005

Competitiveness, Creativity and Collaboration (CCC) Investment Program

The CCC Investment Program provides support to non-profit business organizations and is designed to stimulate economic growth. Grants of up to $50,000 will be provided to programs that will generate jobs, increase economic activity and attract new investment. The program is available to incorporated non-profit organizations or associations with projects that will be delivered within the City of Toronto’s boundaries. To be considered for funding, interested organizations must submit a formal proposal and application. For further information contact the CCC Investment Program Administrator Dan Rosen at 416-397-5417.

Mural Program

Business associations, including community groups that include strong business participation, can receive one-time funding for street banners or wall mural projects that help promote a local theme and facilitate commercial neighbourhood identity.

Telephone: 416-392-1005

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Community Safety Investments (CSI) program

Community Safety Investments (CSI) program, is part of the City of Toronto investment program. CSI provides short term funding of 1-3 years for outcome focused activities that build community capacity for violence prevention and increase safety for the most vulnerable groups in Toronto.

Telephone: 416-392-9125

Community Service Partnerships (CSP) program

The Community Service Partnerships (CSP) program, formerly the Community Services Grants Program (CSGP), facilitates access to services that improve social outcomes for vulnerable, marginalized and high-risk communities.

Telephone: 416-392-9125

Identify ‘N Impact (INI) Investment Fund

The Identify ‘N Impact (INI) Investment Fund supports and encourages the valuable contributions young people make to their communities. It helps youth turn ideas into action and funds projects that will increase youth involvement in priority neighbourhoods.

Telephone: 416-392-9125

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

Live Green Toronto Grants Program

The Live Green Toronto Program is providing human and financial resources to strengthen and enhance the ability of Toronto’s neighbourhoods and community groups to undertake collective action on climate change, clean air and sustainable energy use. Two funds are available for community based projects including the Community Investment Program and Capital Projects Fund. Telephone 416-397-5746

AIDS Prevention Grants

Support targeted projects to influence behaviours and situations that put people at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.

Telephone: 416-338-0916 or 416-338-0917

Drug Prevention Grants Program

Builds community capacity for local initiatives in drug prevention, through a focus on young people at risk

Telephone: 416-338-7947 or 416-338-7946

Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Offers grant funding and loans for projects in the community which reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or improve air quality. Proposals accepted in the areas of transportation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, education, and adaptation.

Telephone: 416-392-0271

Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation Community Grants

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Parks and Recreation division to enhance the public park system. The foundation, formed in June 2002, raises private funds to help improve and create parks; offers recreational, horticultural, cultural and environmental programs; and supports and encourages community initiatives in Toronto parkland.

Telephone: 416-397-5178

HOUSING

City of Toronto Homeless Initiatives Fund (CT-HIF)

Funding for non-profit community based organizations to deliver projects that directly assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to move from streets to shelter and then on to secure permanent housing. Eligible projects fall within the following sectors of service: drop-ins, housing help and street outreach.

Contact Tracey Smith: 416-397-4830

NEIGHBOURHOOD IMPROVEMENTS

Graffiti Transformation

Employs youth for removing graffiti and replacing it with murals, through grants to community organizations

Telephone: 416-392-0102

Commercial Façade Improvement Program

The Façade Improvement Program is administered by Economic Development and provides funding to private property owners to redesign, renovate or restore commercial or industrial building facades. Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, brick cleaning, restoration, wheelchair accessibility, doors, signage, windows, lighting and masonry.

Telephone: 416-392-1005

Mural Program

Business associations, including community groups that include strong business participation, can receive one-time funding for street banners or wall mural projects that help promote a local theme and facilitate commercial neighbourhood identity.

Telephone: 416-392-1005

Neighbourhood Beautification Program

The Community Projects Initiative, as part of Toronto’s Clean and Beautiful City plan, provides up to $4,000.00 to each ward for community-based improvement projects

Telephone: 416-397-5458

RECREATION

Recreation grants

Grant applications for the Major Recreation Partnership Program, Minor Recreation Investment Program and Community Festivals and Special Events Investment Program are now available. For the Major Recreation grants, please contact the ARO you work with for your CSP grant.

  • Community Festivals and Special Events Funding
  • Community Recreation Funding

TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL

http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/

Arms-length organization that funds professional artists and cultural organizations in Toronto through funding from the City of Toronto. Detailed grant information, eligibility, jury members and list of past grant recipients available on TAC website. Primarily a granting council, its project grants for visual artists provide support for those with a professional independent art practice and are for the creation/production of new work or the completion of works in progress. Funds are intended to cover direct costs of creation/production, subsistence and materials.

COMMUNITY ARTS

Community Arts Project grants for organizations and collectives

http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/Grant-programs/Community-Arts

Project grant programs provide one-time funding for time-limited projects. Project funding is available to eligible organizations and collectives through the Community Arts Projects program.

Operating grant programs provide support to non-profit arts organizations (incorporated and unincorporated) for their ongoing activities. The funding contributes to both the artistic and administrative costs associated with the organization’s operations. Operating programs are offered on an Annual cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next fiscal year, and on a Multi-Year cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next three fiscal years. The Multi-Year Operating cycle is only open to applications once every three years.

  • Annual Operating Grants for organizations
  • Multi-Year Operating Grants for organizations\

DANCE

Dance project grants for individual artists, organizations and collectives

Project grant programs provide one-time funding for time-limited projects. Project funding is available to eligible dance organizations, collectives and individual artists through the Dance Projects program.

  • Project Grants for individual artists, dance organizations and collectives

Operating grant programs provide support to non-profit arts organizations (incorporated and unincorporated) for their ongoing activities. The funding contributes to both the artistic and administrative costs associated with the organization’s operations. Operating programs are offered on an Annual cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next fiscal year, and on a Multi-Year cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next three fiscal years. The Multi-Year Operating cycle is only open to applications once every three years.

  • Annual Operating Grants for dance organizations
  • Multi-Year Operating Grants for dance organizations

LITERARY

  • Project Grants for organizations and collectives
  • Writers Grants for individual artists

http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/Grant-programs/Literary

Project grant programs provide one-time funding for time-limited projects. Project funding is available to eligible literary organizations and collectives through the Literary Projects program and to eligible individual artists through the Writers program Operating grant programs provide support to non-profit arts organizations (incorporated and unincorporated) for their ongoing activities. The funding contributes to both the artistic and administrative costs associated with the organization’s operations.

  • Annual Operating Grants for organizations

MUSIC

  • Project Grants for organizations and collectives
  • Music Creators and Composers for individual artists

Project grant programs provide one-time funding for time-limited projects. Project funding is available to eligible music organizations and collectives through the Music Projects program and to eligible individual artists through the Music Creators and Composers program. Operating grant programs provide support to non-profit arts organizations (incorporated and unincorporated) for their ongoing activities. The funding contributes to both the artistic and administrative costs associated with the organization’s operations. Operating programs are offered on an Annual cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next fiscal year, and on a Multi-Year cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next three fiscal years. The Multi-Year Operating cycle is only open to applications once every three years.

  • Annual Operating Grants for organizations
  • Multi-Year Operating Grants for organizations

THEATRE

  • Project Grants for organizations and collectives
  • Playwrights grants for individual artists

http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/Grant-programs/Theatre

Project grant programs provide one-time funding for time-limited projects. Project funding is available to eligible theatre organizations and collectives through the Theatre Projects program and to eligible individual artists through the Playwrights program. Operating grant programs provide support to non-profit arts organizations (incorporated and unincorporated) for their ongoing activities. The funding contributes to both the artistic and administrative costs associated with the organization’s operations. Operating programs are offered on an Annual cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next fiscal year, and on a Multi-Year cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next three fiscal years. The Multi-Year Operating cycle is only open to applications once every three years.

  • Annual Operating Grants for organizations
  • Multi-Year Operating Grants for organizations

VISUAL/MEDIA ARTS

  • Project Grants for organizations and collectives
  • Visual Artists
  • Media Artists

http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/Grant-programs/Visual-and-Media-Arts

Project grant programs provide one-time funding for time-limited projects. Project funding is available to eligible visual and media arts organizations and collectives through the Visual/Media Arts Projects program and to eligible individual artists through the Visual Artists and the Media Artists programs.

Operating grant programs provide support to non-profit arts organizations (incorporated and unincorporated) for their ongoing activities. The funding contributes to both the artistic and administrative costs associated with the organization’s operations. Operating programs are offered on an Annual cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next fiscal year, and on a Multi-Year cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next three fiscal years. The Multi-Year Operating cycle is only open to applications once every three years.

  • Annual Operating Grants for organizations
  • Multi-Year Operating Grants for organizations

The Toronto Musicians Association

http://www.torontomusicians.org/

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