Applications Available from the Community Foundation of Orillia & Area

If you are a registered charitable organization serving Orillia and/or the surrounding area, you may be eligible for funding from The Community Foundation of Orillia and Area. The Foundation is accepting grant applications until Friday, October 2nd 2020 at 3:00 pm for the following endowment funds:

The Smart and Caring Communities Fund

The Smart & Caring Community Fund enables the Foundation to respond to the greatest needs of our community. Any local charity can apply and our grants committee makes decisions on how to achieve the greatest impact on the community

Ontario Endowment For Children And Youth In Recreation Fund

The Community Foundation of Orillia & Area in partnership with the Province of Ontario established this fund to provide a stable, ongoing source of funding to address the recreational and cultural needs of young people. Some examples of the kinds of programs that will be considered for support are after-school cultural and recreation programs, community sports initiatives and neighbourhood playgrounds.

Guidelines and applications may be found on the Foundation’s website: Applications should be submitted online. Applicants are encouraged to contact the office to discuss applications well before the deadline date by calling 705-325-4903 Ext 207 or emailing

Grant-making Criteria: Funds may only be given to programs and organizations that are registered charities or other qualified donees as defined by CRA; that service the geographic area of the Foundation (Ramara Township, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, City of Orillia, Severn Township, and a portion of Oro-Medonte from Oro Station north, and west to Coldwater); and that are self-sustainable beyond the Foundation’s grant. Funding will not be provided for political parties or used for lobbying or other political activities and purposes.

Click here to complete the application form.