Granting Decisions  

Potential grantees fill out an application. Once that application is received, it goes through an extensive review process:  

  1. A Coordinator of Program Administration will check for basic eligibility and that an application has the required attachments.
  2. A volunteer Community Grant Review Team or the Province-Wide Grant Review Committee will decide if the proposed activity is the best use of the Foundation's funds and whether, in their view, the applicant is the best group to do the work. The team or committee will recommend approval for either the full amount or a reduced amount or decline the application.
  3. The Board of Directors ratifies or declines grants as recommended by Community Grant Review Teams or the Province-Wide Grant Review Committee.
  4. A Letter of Agreement or a Letter of Decline is sent to the applicant. Letters of Agreement include the amount granted, conditions attached to the grant, reporting requirements, and payment schedules. This letter forms a contract between the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the grantee. Once it has been signed and returned, funds are released.