Community and Province-Wide Grants


Community Program:
The Foundation makes grant investments of up to $375,000 over five years. This can include up to $75,000 per year for operating or project expenses and up to $150,000 over one or more years for capital initiatives such as building renovations and/or equipment purchases. The decision to fund all or part of a request depends on how well an application fits with the Foundation's sector priorities, their desired outcomes, the local areas of granting focus, the assessment criteria as well as the overall demand and granting budget in the catchment area.

The Community Program provides grants for proposals that have primarily a local impact. This program is delivered by staff and volunteers located in 16 catchment areas across the province. Each catchment area has local staff supported by Grant Review Teams made up of between 18 and 25 local volunteers that help assess applications by examining how well proposed activities fit with OTF's granting priorities and assessment criteria and meet local needs.


Province-Wide Program:
The Foundation makes grants of up to $1.25 million over five years. This can include up to $250,000 per year for five years for operating and project expenses and up to $150,000 over one or more years for capital initiatives such as building renovations and/or equipment purchases. The decision to fund all or part of a request depends on how well an application fits with OTF's priorities and assessment criteria as well as the overall demand and granting budget in the Province-Wide Program.

The Province-Wide Program is delivered by staff and a volunteer Grant Review Committee made up of members of the OTF Board of Directors. Applications are reviewed to determine how well proposed activities fit with the Foundation's priorities and assessment criteria and how well they meet provincial needs.