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Funding opportunities for nonprofits

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Check out a variety of funding opportunities, ranging from grants to advance access to justice to loan financing for nonprofit social enterprises. We will refresh this section regularly, but please note that funding deadlines may have passed between updates. Note: We are not able to provide more information about specific opportunities; please contact funders directly. […]

Published May 20, 2022 | Nonprofit News

Check out a variety of funding opportunities, ranging from grants to advance access to justice to loan financing for nonprofit social enterprises. We will refresh this section regularly, but please note that funding deadlines may have passed between updates. Note: We are not able to provide more information about specific opportunities; please contact funders directly.

Want to share funding opportunities with Ontario’s nonprofit sector? Contact us at info@nonprofitresources.ca

  • The federal government’s Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities initiative provides funding to implement Indigenous-designed projects to improve community safety and well-being.
  • Innoweave provides funding to help organizations access coaching for implementing a new approach. It is expected that organizations will have discussed a potential scope of work with their prospective coach before applying. Eligibility and requirements vary depending on the coaching stream you are interested in pursuing for your organization.
  • The Public Voice Fund provides funding to Canadian environmental organizations so they can hire skilled government relations professionals to influence decision-makers. No deadline; applications accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Health Canada’s Addressing Racism and Discrimination in Canada’s Health Systems Program was established to foster health systems free from racism and discrimination. The Program provides contribution funding for time-limited projects that address current and emerging priorities relating to addressing systemic racism and discrimination in Canada’s health systems in a way that is informed by the lived experiences of Indigenous, racialized and marginalized communities.
  • The Desjardins Credit Union GoodSpark Fund aims to boost regional development and socioeconomic recovery, investing $250 million by 2024 in projects that support community priorities, including youth, sustainable development and entrepreneurship.
  • Nonprofits are eligible for the federal Jobs and Growth Fund if they support clean tech, clean economic growth, green regional clusters, and or help businesses transition to a green economy. Apply through the Regional Development Agencies, FedDev Ontario (Southern Ontario) or FedNor (Northern Ontario).
  • The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund has numerous funding programs open.
  • The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund is open for monthly intakes.

Other funding resources:

  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation offers a number of grants for nonprofit organizations, including the Resilient Communities Fund, Community Investments, the Youth Opportunities Fund, and the Community Building Fund.
  • Imagine Canada offers a free Grant Preparation Toolkit to help organizations write compelling grant applications (registration required).