279 non-profits awarded $28M through the Resilient Communities Fund

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is pleased to announce the grant recipients of the Resilient Communities Fund. Over $28 million has been invested into 279 non-profit organizations as they adapt their programs and services and meet changing community need.

In 2020–21, OTF launched the Resilient Communities Fund to help the non-profit sector rebuild capacity and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The fund shifted from stabilization and capacity building to helping organizations meet their changing needs. Resilient Communities Fund grants continue to help organizations:

  • Develop new approaches to program and service delivery
  • Purchase new equipment and/or complete renovations and other adaptations
  • Access financial resources and find new sources of revenue
  • Collaborate with other organizations in new ways to meet community needs

Through the fourth round of the Resilient Communities Fund, over $28 million has been awarded to support 279 non-profit organizations. Explore the grants awarded list

A few projects receiving funding this year include:

  • Walpole Island Land Trust received a $95,300 grant to help deliver programs for youth, Elders and Knowledge Keepers by hiring and training personnel, purchasing personal protective equipment, and creating digital content | Essex, Kent, Lambton
  • Bayfield Agricultural Society was awarded a $31,400 grant to safely restart community programming by adding socially distanced accessible seating and acquiring health and safety equipment. | Grey, Bruce, Huron & Perth 
  • Les Compagnons des francs loisirs will make artistic and cultural experiences available online for Francophones living in Northern Ontario with a $92,100 grant to develop digital infrastructure and fundraising strategies | Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound & Timiskaming
  • Town of Midland, a municipality in Simcoe York, was awarded a $14,700 grant to increase its library's capacity by developing online services, purchasing new technological equipment, and health and safety equipment | Simcoe York  

“As we continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19, OTF remains committed to helping the non-profit sector as many organizations and communities remain significantly affected. While program and service delivery has begun to return to normal for some, others still struggle with disruptions to their operations. Through the Resilient Communities Fund, 279 non-profit organizations will receive the support they need to address barriers and meet evolving community need,” said Katharine Bambrick, CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario with a mission to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
  • In 2021/2022, OTF invested $206.9 million into 2,042 community grants. This includes $95.8 million through the Resilient Communities Fund, and $96.9 million through the Community Building Fund.
  • The Resilient Communities Fund has supported 2,470 projects with close to $207 million since it was announced in August 2020.
  • Explore OTF’s grants awarded list.