Other Grant Opportunities

​Find out where you can apply for funding to try new things, build something new or grow your group!   

There are grant opportunities for seniors and youth initiatives, sports, festivals, capital funding, heritage and culture!
BMOArts, Culture, Education, Health

BMO Financial Group's support focuses on social responsibility in the communities it serves. Traditionally, it focuses on specific projects or programmes that add value to the scope of services offered by an organization in the following areas: Education, Hospitals, Health and Research, Civic and Community Services, Arts and Culture. Requests for funding are reviewed by BMO's Corporate Donations Committee, which meets on a quarterly basis.


Brampton and Caledon Community FoundationArts, Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Recreation, Social Services

​Preference is given to projects that contribute to the community's growing needs for artistic, cultural, recreational, educational, environmental, health and social service-related programs.

Canada Business Ontario - Grants, Subsidies and Contributions - Arts and MediaArts, Culture
If you are starting or running an arts or media business, refer to this Government of Canada website for a guide to federal and provincial financing options available in Ontario.
An arts or media business can include any of the following fields:
  • Illustration, painting and photography
  • Radio and television production
  • Online media production
  • Dance
  • Theatre and film
  • Video games



Canada Post Community Foundation for ChildrenChildren


Registered charities, school programs and community organizations are invited to apply for a share of the $1.1 million available to deserving programs serving children and youth across the country.

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport & Physical ActivityGirls/Women, Sports


"In response to the continued interest from active girls and women and the ongoing financial need within the sport community, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), with support from Sport Canada, awards 12 WISE Fund grants annually, each valued at $900. The Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund was created to help finance sport initiatives and assist members of the sport community in Canada."

Community Anniversaries Fund - Canadian HeritageEvents, Heritage


Provides funding to local groups for non-recurring local events and minor capital projects that commemorate a significant local historical event, pay tribute to a historical personality, mark a significant anniversary event - 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years and present the work of local artists, artisans, or historical performers.

Community Cheer - Molson Coors CanadaCommunity, Sports


"Molson Coors in Canada has a long standing history of community engagement dating back 228 years to our founder, John Molson who spoke to his employees about being members of a larger community which each of us needs to play a part."

Enabling Accessibility Fund - Human Resources and Skills Development CanadaAccessibility


Non-profit organizations hosting an event can apply for funding to ensure accessibility and full participation of individuals with disabilities. Up to $75,000 available.

"The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports community-based projects across Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities"

Environment CanadaEnvironment

Environment Canada

"Provides financial support to community groups that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. Funded projects promote the participation of local communities to address clean air, climate change, clean water, and nature to protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment. Non-profit groups and organizations are eligible. Projects may be located anywhere in Canada. For more info: Email: ecoaction@ec.gc.ca"

Good Life Kids Champion GrantsActivities, Children, Health


Registered charities that provide opportunities for kids to benefit from an active life, primarily focused on elementary school-aged children. Funding available throughout the year.

"Our grant program primarily focuses on initiatives which provide the opportunity for sustainable behavioural change in the area of physical activity for kids ages 4 to 14."

Grants OntarioAll


Grants Ontario is your source for grants provided by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Grants Ontario provides you with one-window access to information about grants that are available to you, how to apply for grants and how to check the status of your application. Grants Ontario makes applying for a grant easy. For assistance, please contact Grants Ontario Customer Service at (416) 325-6691 or 1-855-216-3090 or GrantsOntarioCS@Ontario.ca.
Hydro One Power PlayActivities, Children, Sports


Municipalities and registered charities. Grants are available for capital projects for facilities where the primary purpose is to support children's community sports and active play.

"Grants of up to $25,000 are available for capital projects for community centres, indoor or outdoor ice rinks, playgrounds, splash pads, sports fields — facilities where the primary purpose is to support children's community sports and active play. Applications for new facilities and the renovation of existing facilities will be considered."

JumpStart - Canadian TireChildren, Recreation, Sports, Youth


Community-based JumpStart chapters identify children who meet the criteria and who would benefit from the program.

"One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enrol their children in sport or recreation activities. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers, so children can participate in organized sport and recreation. We see it as equipping kids for life, because participation in organized sport and recreation increases a child's chance for success in life."

KidSport OntarioChildren, Sports, Youth


KidSport Ontario provides grant assistance to local children 18 years old or younger who are facing financial barriers preventing them from joining organized sport.

"In 2000, the program was introduced to Ontario by the Sport Alliance Ontario, a leading sport management organization representing the province's sport sector. KidSport™ Ontario is now thriving with over 22 local community chapters servicing thousands of kids in the province annually"

McLean FoundationAll


The foundation awards grants in a wide range of areas, including education, health, welfare, arts, and conservation. It maintains a flexible policy, with particular emphasis on projects showing promise of general social benefit but which may initially lack broad public appeal.

MLSE Team Up FoundationChildren, Sports, Youth


Project-based programs run by community-based registered charitable organizations that target sports and recreation, and/or health and wellness of children and youth.

Ontario Arts CouncilArts, Culture

This is a direct link to an alphabetical list of granting programs​. The Ontario Arts Council site also provides other types of resources for grant applicants.


Ontario Trillium Foundation All


The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada's leading grant-making foundations and is an agency of the Government of Ontario. The Ontario Trillium Foundation enables Ontarians to work together to enhance the quality of life in their communities. "We believe that communities across Ontario are rich in talent, creativity and drive, and our grants stimulate communities to build on these assets." Submission deadlines are March 1st, July 1st and November 1st. Foundation staffs are available to advise you about your organization's eligibility answer your questions and link you with other organizations that may be engaged in similar work.
Partnership Project - Ministry of Citizenship and ImmigrationCulture

Partnership Grant Program - Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration - Partnership Project Grants. The program supports projects of one to three years that are aimed at making a significant impact on Ontario's not-for-profit sector. The grants are aimed at projects that build capacity in the sector in areas such as communications, coordinated service delivery, volunteer management, training and governance.

Play Hockey Grants - Royal Bank of CanadaSports

Play Hockey Grants - Royal Bank of Canada

Community hockey organizations, sports associations and hockey-minded individuals with great ideas to grow the game and keep hockey vital. Support will be provided to a variety of hockey initiatives with an emphasis on those that increase access to the game of hockey, break down barriers to entry, introduce the game to newcomers to North America, and keep hockey growing and vibrant.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada FoundationLeadership

​PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation

Individual Leadership Grants and Team Leadership Grants Gives charities the flexibility to take advantage of a development opportunity that best meets their needs.

RBC Children's Mental Health ProjectChildren, Health


Registered non-profit organizations that provide direct community service, programs with measurable social outcomes and/or websites delivering a specific service-related program. These projects/programs must take place in communities where RBC has a business presence. Focus areas are: early intervention and public education.

"All kids should feel healthy inside and out. That's why we created the RBC Children's Mental Health Project, which has provided more than $16 million to organizations dedicated to providing early intervention, increasing public awareness and reducing the stigma of mental illness"

SaputoChildren, Health, Youth


Organizations that foster youth development, targeting three general areas: children's nutrition, physical activity (especially soccer), and youth entrepreneurship.

"Through its social commitment, Saputo aims to encourage organizations that share our objectives such as the promotion of nutrition, physical activity and entrepreneurship among youth. Our program does not apply for individual or personal projects. A delay of 4 weeks is required to review a request."

S'Cool Life FundArts, Children, Culture, Education, Sports


Schools in Canada that are non-tuition elementary; projects must be for K-8. Look to fund areas that fall outside of the core curriculum but are no less important for a child's development (DREAMS- Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Art, Music and Sports).

"Since launching in 2005, the S'Cool Life Fund has provided grants for 746 D.R.E.A.M.S. (Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports) projects across the country worth over $2 MILLION helping to make school life more enjoyable for thousands of public elementary school kids (K-8). We are now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year,"

Spark Together for Healthy KidsEnvironment


Non- profit groups who advocate for and implement increased opportunities for physical activity and ensure better access to nutritious foods for children.

Team Up FoundationChildren, Recreation, Sports, Youth


Registered charities in Ontario that support programs and sports initiatives for youth and give them opportunities to learn and play. Programs must target at-risk children and or youth ("at-risk" may refer to social and financial background and or disabilities relating to one's physical and or mental state).

"With the support of all four MLSE teams - the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and Toronto Marlies - the Foundation funds the refurbishment of local athletic facilities, and funds charities that support kids through sports and recreational programs"

TechSoup GlobalAll


TechSoup Global is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of technology services to the nonprofit community, including discounted and donated technology products, technology news, how-to articles, and discussion forums. TechSoup Global continues to expand its global presence through local nonprofit partners. Microsoft has worked in partnership with TechSoup to support their global expansion and make our technology donations more accessible to nonprofits everywhere.

The Heart and Stroke FoundationChildren, Health

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Helps groups spark action on this issue in their communities. This competition provides financial support for advocacy initiatives that focus on increasing access to physical activity and/or healthy food for children across the province.

True Sport FoundationSports, Youth


Through valuable partnerships with organizations such as Bell Canada and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the True Sport Foundation is able to provide a variety of programs for communities and athletes across Canada.

"True Sport Foundation is committed to ensuring that sport makes a positive contribution to Canadian society, to our athletes and to the physical and moral development of Canada's youth."

United Way of the Region of PeelAll


United Way of Peel Region was established in 1967 to serve the communities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. Every program and agency we support is improving social conditions in the region to ensure that each resident can not only survive, but thrive.

"We work within the community to improve the lives of individuals and families, strengthen neighbourhoods, and make our community better for everyone. We address the immediate needs of our community and work to identify and remedy the root causes for social issues within our community"

Last Updated: October 2016