OTF awards $37M in Capital grants to 417 non-profit organizations
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is pleased to announce more than $37 million in Capital grants to support 417 non-profit organizations as they respond to the infrastructure needs of Ontario’s communities and improve facilities and spaces.
Healthy, vibrant communities need welcoming, safe and well-resourced spaces. And through our investments in local non-profit organizations, we support the delivery of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of people in Ontario and ensure that everyone can live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Through Capital grants, we invest in non-profit organizations as they improve the infrastructure Ontarians need to access these vital programs and services. Capital grants support the improvement of community facilities and spaces by:
- expanding functionality, square footage and usable hours
- completing repairs, retrofits or renovations
- increasing accessibility
- purchasing equipment
Today, more than $37 million has been announced for 417 non-profit organizations as they improve vital capital infrastructure Ontarians need to thrive. Explore the grants awarded list.
Examples of Capital grants funded include:
- The Goderich Little Theatre will use its $25,000 grant to double the capacity of its rural performance space, the Livery Theatre, by adding 320 square feet of stage extensions. The new additions will allow for more diverse types of performances to take place and will be used by other groups to increase community impact. This investment will extend the life of The Livery’s performance space by an anticipated 30 years.
- The Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (Toronto) Inc. was granted $23,700 to extend the life of its existing facility by repairing communal spaces and purchasing technological infrastructure. As demand for programs and services continues to rise, the improvements to the facility will allow the organization to serve both the existing community and Ukrainian newcomers safely and effectively.
- Hamilton Music Collective will enhance its electronic music production program for at-risk youth with a $75,500 grant. By creating a state-of-the-art workstation that includes a beat station, an arrangement station, and a recording station, the collective will provide students with a unique space to create music. Youth will have the opportunity to engage in interest-driven arts programming and build emotional and social wellness through creativity and collaboration.
- The Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario will use its $133,400 grant to extend the life of its produce processing room through electrical and plumbing upgrades, improved ventilation and ceiling repairs. This room is used to process, cook, and pack produce to supply meals to soup kitchens, food banks, schools, and shelter houses in the city of Thunder Bay and to community food banks across the region.
- The Norwood Curling Club was awarded a $86,200 grant to extend the life of its building by replacing the aging roof, ensuring that the facility remains available to the community. The building provides opportunities for sports and recreation in the rural village of Norwood, serving the general community, seniors, youth and people with disabilities. The Capital grant will support the Club's efforts to maintain the facility as a community hub.
“Safe, accessible and well-equipped infrastructure is essential for healthy, vibrant communities. Having appropriate spaces and equipment ensures that non-profit organizations can deliver high-quality programming to the communities they serve,” said Katharine Bambrick, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation. “This year, OTF was pleased to invest more than $37 million in grants for 417 community projects. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations and repairs, these vital capital projects are expected to enhance over 4.5 million square feet of community spaces for Ontarians.”
- The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport 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.
- Over the last 40 years, OTF has invested more than $2.6 billion into 28,000+ grants to improve the social and economic fabric of Ontario. Find out more about OTF’s 40 years of impact.