40 Years of Impact
Building healthy and vibrant communities since 1982.
On November 17, 2022, OTF marked its 40th anniversary of working with the non-profit sector to lead change that matters to communities. Since 1982, OTF has invested in the vital work of Ontario’s non-profit sector to improve the well-being of Ontarians.
We are proud to celebrate this milestone by sharing stories, memories and highlights of the important work happening across our communities.
Building strong, resilient communities
For 40 years, OTF has invested in people, communities, and equitable opportunities for all.
Premier Doug Ford shares a congratulatory message for OTF’s 40th anniversary.
More than $2.6 billion has been invested into 28,000+ grants to improve the social and economic fabric of Ontario.
2022: Volunteers at The Riverwood Conservancy engage in restoration and conservation activities.
Message from Matt Bondy, OTF Board Chair
“This is an incredible milestone for OTF! In the four decades of supporting non-profits, OTF has invested more than $2.6 billion into communities that provides opportunities for Ontarians to thrive.
From food security and mental health services to physical activity and cultural programs, and more, Ontario’s non-profit organizations help us stay connected and engaged in our communities.
Thank you to the Ontario government for the ongoing support of our province’s non-profit sector and thanks to OTF volunteers and staff who have passionately committed to building stronger communities!”
Driving positive change
We invest in the non-profit sector to support programs and services that improve the well-being of people in Ontario.
We work with community-based organizations, partners and non-profit sector leaders to build more inclusive and accessible communities.
Did you know?
$81 million has been invested into Indigenous, Francophone and 2SLGBTQIA+ programs.
8.2 million sq ft of infrastructure has been built or improved for community space.
$300 million has been invested in organizations impacted by COVID-19.
80,000 people have received training, gained employment or became entrepreneurs.
Communities that thrive
From East to West, North to South, non-profit organizations operate for the good of the public. They deliver essential programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse communities.Discover our grants awarded
2021: Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth, recipient of a YOF grant
2016: A conference with sector leaders celebrating Franco-Ontarians.
Adapting and responding to COVID-19
Arts Etobicoke, 2022
An impact story | Produced by Youth
Produced by Youth engages youth through music and art. They help transcend cultural and language barriers, creating real community connection for youth in their program.
Because of COVID-19, they pivoted their delivery model and moved online to create safe and accessible opportunities for youth.
Building connections through music and art
A youth-led group creates strong networks in the community and help youth gain real-life skills with the support of $254,200 YOF grant.Read their impact story