The Province-Wide Program funds proposals that have an impact on a significant portion of the province.

The Province-Wide Program is delivered by staff and a volunteer Grant Review Committee made up of members of the Ontario Trillium Foundation 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.

An application must meet one of the following eligibility criteria to qualify for the Province-Wide Program:

  • Work will take place in three catchment areas or two in Northern Ontario.
  • Work will be done by a group with a province-wide or national mandate.
  • Work will be done by a network of organizations from across the province that submits a collaborative request for a project that has a clear provincial impact. Work will be done by a local group that has:
    • Demonstrated capacity and rationale to extend its reach beyond its home community
    • A model initiative that will be reproduced across the province.

Through the 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.