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Area non-profits get a boost

Sunday, July 27, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION

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Ontario Trillium Foundation invests in Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury communities

By leveraging its investments for community benefit, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is making this province a better place to live, work and play.

Today, OTF announced investments in 15 nonprofit and charitable organizations in Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury.

Through the exciting new investments announced today, community organizations will have the support they need to do important work in a diverse range of fields – in social services, sports and recreation, the environment, and arts and culture.

Each unique community in Ontario contributes to a dynamic and united province, and with OTF investments these organizations are strengthening local economies and providing services that matter.

In addition to 298 community grants, OTF has announced 27 grants that will support larger, province-wide projects.

We are proud to work with groups that operate at the local level, as well as partner organizations that work on a larger scale.

This varied approach helps us maximize the impact of our investments in Ontario’s nonprofit sector.

Quick facts

OTF is the largest granting foundation in Canada, and our participatory model of grantmaking means that local volunteers in each of 16 areas are responsible for selecting successful grants.

OTF is a provincial agency that awards about 1,300 grants every year, and more than one in five organizations that receive OTF grants are run solely by volunteers.

OTF has a mandate to fund across four sectors: social services, environment, arts and culture, and sports and recreation.

Quotes

“Our government is proud to invest in a diverse range of not-for-profit and charitable organizations, through our lead agency the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  Our support for innovative local initiatives builds healthy and vibrant communities across the province that enrich the quality of life for all in Ontario.” - Michael Coteau, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“I’m excited about the new investments that we’re making in nonprofits in Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury. These grants will help community groups provide more and better services, and I’m pleased to be part of the team at OTF that is supporting this important work.” - Sally Hagerman, OTF Grant Review Team Chair, Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury

Sample grants

Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins - $163,500 over three years to hire an executive director to identify hunger-related issues and opportunities and to work with community partners to enhance food security for all in Timmins and surrounding area.

Sault Accessible Sports Incorporated - $51,400 over one year to purchase sledge hockey equipment, artificial ice, basketball wheelchairs, an access lift and a trailer. This equipment will broaden access to sport and recreation opportunities for disabled individuals across Sault Ste. Marie and the North Shore area.

Learn more

See all the community grants in Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin and Sudbury here.

Learn more about OTF Province-Wide grants here.

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