ABOUT OTF ELIGIBILITY POLICIES Investment Streams What we invest in

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What is the Ontario Trillium Foundation?
An agency of the Government of Ontario

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Who are eligible for OTF funding?
Charitable and not-for-profit organizations; First Nations, and municipalities with a population less than 20,000.

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What are OTF's investment policies?
Explain the 'what' and 'why' of how OTF makes investment decisions during the application phase, and throughout the course of the grant.

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What is a SEED grant?
Grant that supports a project at the idea or conceptual stage to achieve a Priority Outcome

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What are OTF's Action Areas?
We care about healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario. This is what we mean and this is what we intend to invest in: Active, Connected, Green, Inspired, Prosperous, Promising Young People

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What is the Mission of the Ontario Trillium Foundation?
To build healthy and vibrant communities

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What is an eligible municipality or their cultural or recreational agencies, County Library Board and Local Service Board?
May only apply under the Inspired or Active People Action Areas.

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What is included in OTF's for its Anti-discrimination policy?
OTF prohibits actions that discriminate against people based on the following grounds in the Ontario Human Rights Code: •age •ancestry •colour •race •citizenship •ethnic origin •place of origin •creed •disability •family status •marital status •gender identity •gender expression •sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding) •sexual orientation •receipt of public assistance •record of offences

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What is a GROW grant?
Grant that supports the evidence-based development of activities to achieve a Priority Outcome

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What are OTF's Priority Outcomes?
These are what we hold ourselves responsible for as a result of our grants. We know that over time, they will contribute to the overall health and vibrancy of communities as we have identified them.

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What are Grant Review Team volunteers?
They review and recommend projects for funding in Ontario's communities.

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Who will OTF NOT support?
Individuals; for-profit organizations; organizations whose purpose is related to political activity (as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency); agencies of provincial or federal governments; municipalities with populations over 20,000 and their agencies, universities, colleges, hospitals, schools, and their agencies; private foundations or organizations that discriminate, or seek to limit the legal rights and activities of people

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What is OTF's Financial Need and Health of Applicants Policy?
In assessing an organization’s application, OTF will consider the following factors together to determine an organization’s overall financial health: •Ability to manage funds: a sound financial record of responsibly managing funds, including managing grants from other funders •Demonstrated need for funds: the current financial situation warrants a request for additional funds •History of managing OTF funds: previous grants from OTF demonstrate their capacity to manage grant funds appropriately (if applicable) •Diversified revenue stream: source of revenues is adequate and suggests financial stability •Viability: the organization is stable and the request for funds is reasonable given size and scope of organization •Sectoral need and context: consideration is given to the organization’s role and standing within the broader context When circumstances and context warrant, the final assessment of the financial health and need of an organization rests with a member of OTF’s Leadership Team.

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What is a CAPITAL grant?
Grant that broadens access, improves community spaces to achieve a Priority Outcome

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What are OTF's Grant Results?
These define what OTF believes its grantees can achieve that will contribute towards the longer-term goal outlined by a Priority Outcome.

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What is the way we work? What are our values?
We act with integrity and fairness; we provide outstanding customer service; we lead change that matters to communities; We pursue excellence in all we do; we improve through knowledge and learning; we build trust through transparency and accountability

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What is a collaborative applicant?
Two or more organizations that jointly submit an application to achieve a common goal where there is mutual benefit, shared decision-making, and accountability to each other and to the communities they serve.

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What is OTF's Collaborative Applicants Policy?
OTF accepts applications from collaborative applicants that include a collaborative agreement, which details the working agreements of the collaborative members. A collaboration may include both eligible and ineligible organizations, but the lead organization must be an eligible organization. The lead organization accepts responsibility for any approved grant to the collaborative applicant, signs the Grant Contract, assumes all responsibility and accountability with respect to that contract including fiscal accountability and all required reporting, and accepts OTF funding.

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What is a TRANSFORM grant?
Grant that supports collaborative initiatives that use collective strategy and transformative action to tackle complex community issues and create lasting change at the regional and provincial level.

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What is the telephone number to get support?
1.800.866.2887

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What is the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW)?
A study that measures the wellbeing of Canadians.

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What is expected from an applying organizations?
Provide services in Ontario; comply with all applicable legislation; show evidence of its ability to generate additional resources from the community and other sectors

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What is OTF's Recognition policy?
OTF grant recipients are required to: •Recognize their funding publicly through recognition events, press conferences, photo opportunities, social media and news releases •Give OTF and their local Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) a minimum of three weeks’ notice of a recognition event •Acknowledge the funding in media releases, media interviews, annual reports, newsletters, social media activities, videos and promotional materials, both online and in print •Use the OTF logo and name according to our guidelines and communications toolkit provided to the grantees •Display any promotional material received from OTF in a public area •Report on all recognition activities and media coverage in their Progress and Final Reports

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What is the Youth Opportunities Fund?
An annual program that provides grants and capacity building supports to youth-led grassroots groups and community-based organizations serving young people who face multiple barriers to economic and social wellbeing.

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What is INVESTMENT?
This is the money, time, talent, or other resources OTF provides to achieve impact.

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