Ontario Trillium Foundation to support province’s non-profits through new grant program

Queen's Park committing $83 million to establish new fund

A provincial foundation supporting non-profits across Ontario is getting a fiscal boost itself.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is receiving $83 million from Queen’s Park to establish a new grant program for non-profits across the province. The Resilient Communities Fund would support such initiatives as food banks, child and youth programs, and the branches of the Royal Canadian Legion.

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Premier Doug Ford made the announcement from Queen’s Park on Wednesday, saying the OTF will provide grants of up to $150,000 to help eligible non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from COVID-19. “I am proud of the hundreds of volunteer organizations and thousands of volunteers who have stepped up over the last few months and shown the Ontario spirit in caring for others through these difficult times,” said Premier Ford. “Our local non-profits, including our local Legion branches and food banks, are the bedrock of our communities and their work will be absolutely critical in helping people to rebuild their lives as we restart our economy and reopen the province.”

Those interested in applying for a grant should visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation website for information on eligibility requirements.