Grants Available for 2023

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is pleased to announce the grants available for next year to support the essential work of non-profit organizations and grassroots groups across the province.

OTF welcomes applications from eligible organizations that provide direct programs and services to Ontarians and whose projects align with the grants they are applying for.

Resilient Communities Fund

  • Grant application period 1: Application will be available on January 4, 2023, with an application deadline of February 1, 2023, at 5 PM ET.
  • Grant application period 2: Application will be available on September 27, 2023, with an application deadline of October 25, 2023, at 5 PM ET.

Capital grant

  • Grant application period: Application will be available on May 17, 2023, with an application deadline of June 14, 2023, at 5 PM ET.
  • More information will be available next year to help your organization apply for a Capital grant.

Youth Opportunities Fund

Youth Innovations and Family Innovations grant:  

  • The grant application will be available as of May 31, 2023.
  • The expression of interest deadline is August 23, 2023, at 5 PM ET.
  • The grant application deadline is November 1, 2023, at 5 PM ET.

System Innovations grant: 

  • The grant application will be available as of April 3, 2023.
  • The lead organization registration deadline is May 31, 2023.
  • The grant application deadline is June 21, 2023, at 5 PM ET.




Upcoming Grant Deadline:
Resilient Communities Fund


The Resilient Communities Fund supports community-based organizations that deliver programs and services in Ontario and need funding to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability.
Grants support the delivery of projects that:

  • develop new approaches to generate revenue
  • start new activities to meet community need
  • adjust strategies and plans
  • plan for future challenges


Eligible applicants can apply for a grant to develop and implement medium to long-term plans that address current organizational challenges they are facing to recover and build resilience.

Organizations that are approved for a Resilient Communities Fund grant from the December 7, 2022 deadline will not be eligible to receive a grant from the February 1, 2023 deadline.


Review the updated Resilient Communities Fund resources that include comprehensive information related to eligibility requirements and application questions.

Application supports

We offer a broad range of resources and opportunities to help non-profit organizations learn how they can directly apply for an OTF grant. All our supports and resources are complimentary – and designed so organizations can access the most up-to-date, comprehensive information that enables them to initiate, write and submit grant applications directly to OTF.

  • OTF supports are designed and led by knowledgeable granting staff including Program Managers and Program Administrators.
  • Grant information you receive from OTF is always up-to-date and addresses the most current changes to our grant applications.

If your organization recently participated in an information session or booked a coaching call related to the Resilient Communities Fund, your organization is ready to apply!

If your organization is new to OTF, join us from January 9 to 27, 2023 to hear directly from OTF staff.



Find out more about the Resilient Communities Fund