Trillium: Resilient Communities Fund

Did COVID-19 challenge your organization?  In Ontario, there’s substantial community support provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation through the component named the Resilient Communities Fund which supports “non-profit organizations recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability.”

279 organizations received funding from the Resilient Communities Fund in 2022-23. None appear to be genealogical or family history societies. Numerous organizations in the cultural and heritage sector took advantage, including Museoparc Vanier Museopark, which was awarded $99,300 to “recover and build its resiliency from impacts of COVID-19 by undertaking a publicity campaign for two unveilings to reconnect with the community and promote Franco-Ontarian culture and heritage.”

In general, grants support organizations as they:

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

There’s a 1 February deadline for the present round of applications. Another round opens in September.

Details on the fund and eligibility criteria are at


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