Grant Applications Now Available

David Orazietti, MPP

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has revitalized its granting programs by creating a new Investment Strategy with a simplified application process announced David Orazietti MPP today.

“The Ontario Trillium Foundation has been a strong supporter of many organizations and events in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Orazietti.  “With the revitalization of the OTF program, this provincial funding support will also help local organizations attract more visitors to the community, boost economic activity and create more jobs.”
o StartFor more than 30 years, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has been assisting non-profit and charitable organizations through its grant making practices.

The OTF’s Investment Strategy enables grant recipients to better tell the story of a grant’s impact through measured outcomes. It focuses on six Action Areas: Active People, Connected People, Green People, Inspired People, Promising Young People, and Prosperous People. These Action Areas are designed to help promote positive change at the community level. OTF wants to build communities where people are: fostering active lifestyles; getting inspired through arts, culture, and heritage; increasing economic stability and opportunity; being connected through community engagement; supporting opportunities for youth; and encouraging a healthy and sustainable environment.


The Foundation’s granting programs, or Investment Streams, are categorized as:

Seed Grants (for new ideas),
Grow Grants (for building on the success of a proven model),
Capital Grants (for improving community space), and
Collective Impact Grants (which will help bring about fundamental change with collective action).
Before organizations begin an application, it must first register online via the Foundation website at Ontario Trillium Foundation.  Once this is completed, organizations will be able to apply for a grant.  New application deadlines are:

·        Grow Grants: August 26th

·        Seed and Capital Grants: September 2nd

·        Collective Impact Grants: there are no deadlines for submitting applications and they will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Non-profit and charitable organizations play an important role in building a healthier and more vibrant place in which to live, work and play.



Since 2003 local community organizations in Sault Ste. Marie received over $7 million in Ontario Trillium Foundation grants
Over $110 million is awarded annually to approximately 1,300 non-profit and charitable organizations across the province

OTF’s new Investment Strategy visit or contact OTF’s Support Centre at: 1-800-263-2887 for more information.