At ICL, we know empowering changemakers can take a village. When we come together, we can do so much more. We’re always on the lookout for opportunities to build capacity, collaborate, and work alongside you. 

Take a look at some of the grants available right now! Lets join forces to make change happen.

Interested in partnering on a grant? Contact ICL’s Grant Coordinator Melanie Matthews | [email protected], or ICL’s Executive Director Mike Perry | [email protected]


The Telus Indigenous Communities Fund is awarding grants of up to $50,000 towards Indigenous-led social, health or community programs that address a pressing social or well-being need, leading to a measurable community outcome.

By supporting Indigenous leaders and community groups who know their communities best, this fund provides the opportunity to advance reconciliation in practice at the local level. 

Interested in applying? This year’s deadline is March 29, 2024.


The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Innovations Scale Grant seeks to enhance existing projects spearheaded by youth-led grassroots groups or youth-adult partnerships, with over two years of experience delivering a community project

Designed to support groups wanting to make a deeper impact, or expand their reach to more youth across the province, this program particularly prioritizes those that are looking to address the experiences of Indigenous or Black youth, who continue to face systemic barriers or oppression. 

Projects could receive up to $150,000 and must be scheduled to take place over a two or three year period to be eligible to apply. This year, expressions of interest are due by April 17, 2024.


The Tippet Foundation has been supporting families, children, youth, women and seniors in the City of Toronto since 1948 – helping to put in place the roots needed to grow strong communities. Receiving applications on April 1 and October 1 each year, they are always looking to support the projects of committed community partners, registered charities and non-profit organizations that will bring together people in need across the city.


Want ICL's seasonal Grants Lookout straight in your inbox? Drop us an email at [email protected]


The Jackman Foundation focuses on helping Canadians to respond to challenges both new and ever-present facing them, with one of their focuses being on environmental action and health and well-being initiatives powered by grassroots groups across the country. Receiving applications for project funding from registered charitable organizations, this year’s deadline to apply is May 31, 2024.


The Community One Foundation provides funding to foster leadership in the 2SLGBTQ+ communities of the GTA, helping to cultivate new services and programs in the areas of health and social sciences, arts and culture, research, education and advocacy.

Through their Rainbow Grants, they provide funding to foster new and innovative projects that have a positive impact on the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Greater Toronto Area and Indigenous Communities across Ontario. Grant funding focuses on distinct streams including projects relating to HIV/AIDS, Trans Communities, Indigenous Communities, Refugees, Spiritual/Social Groups and Arts & Culture.

As a registered charity – or a group trusteed by one – you can apply for up to $10,000 in funding, whilst this year’s deadline for applications is May 3, 2024.


Interested in partnering on a grant? Contact ICL’s Grant Coordinator Melanie Matthews | [email protected], or ICL’s Executive Director Mike Perry | [email protected] 


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