Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), created in 1982, is an agency of the Government of Ontario's Ministry of Culture. The OTF is one of leading grantmaking foundations in Canada. The foundation's grants are provided to help build capacity and celebrate the work of eligible, Ontario-based not-for-profit organizations with mandates in the arts and culture, the environment, human and social services, sports and recreation.
The Foundation builds healthy and vibrant communities by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives with two granting streams: the Community Program and the Province-Wide Program.
The Community Program is overseen by local volunteers who work in regional Grant Review Teams, reviewing applications and recommending projects for funding. The Foundation's Board of Directors oversees the approval of applications to the Province-Wide program and provides final approval for grants in both programs. Deadlines for applications are March 1, July 1, and November 1. A standard application along with a simplified application for small capital grants under $15,000 are available at the organization's website.