Additional third-party funding opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Tropicana Community Services does not manage and is not associated with the following funding opportunities. The list is complied to assist our COP members in their search for funding. If you have questions regarding any of the following funds, you will need to reach out to the fund sponsors directly.


City of Toronto's Resident Grants Pilot

The Resident Grants Pilot supports resident-led projects that are engaged in local activation and focus on wellness, social inclusivity, civic engagement and education across all neighbourhoods. The Resident Grants Pilot will prioritize the leadership and participation of Indigenous, Black and other equity-deserving groups within Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and Emerging Neighbourhoods. Applicant groups can apply for $4000. Activities funded through this grant must take place between November 1st, 2022 and May 31st, 2023. Activities must be a one-time event or completed within a 1 month period.

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Info Sessions Aug 3
Meeting ID: 2468 617 2536 | Passcode: 74JSrfj6ire | Call in Number: 416-915-6530

Info Sessions Aug 318
Meeting ID: 2467 693 4189 | Passcode: bUvQfNYq237 | Call in Number: 416-915-6530

Black Opportunity Fund

Black Opportunity Fund in collaboration with the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce, with a $2 million donation from CIBC and the CIBC Foundation has launched its wrap-around supports program for Black entrepreneurs.

The program includes disbursements of non-repayable funds to Black entrepreneurs registered in the BOF capacity building programs, to support them on their journey.

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Creative Business Funding Opportunity - Catalyst and Transformation Fund

WorkInCulture is accepting applications for its Catalyst and Transformation Fund, a capacity-building program for creative sector organizations seeking support to rebuild, reorganize or transform. Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis or until all funding is committed.

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Viola Desmond Award

Annual award of $500 open to graduating high school students who:

  • Self-identifies as a woman
  • Self-identifies as Black, African Canadian or has Black/African Canadian ancestry
  • Is in her final year of secondary school in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Agrees to be nominated by their nominator
  • Is in good academic standing (only those students with a minimum average of 80% in 6 U/M credits or equivalent will be considered)
  • Plans to attend an accredited Ontario university or community college.
  • Is a positive role model and advocate of the Black/African-Canadian community
  • Is an active leader in her community who has made a positive difference in areas such as equity, diversity, inclusion, human rights, social justice, and community-building/engagement
  • Can attend the virtual awards ceremony on March 21, 2022

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Temporary COVID Isolation Emergency Support Fund (IESF)

This is a one-time fund available through FCJ Refugee Centre to support individuals who are not eligible for federal, provincial, private income assistance or COVID benefits. Eligibility criteria includes being required to isolate due to COVID-19 positive results or waiting for test result and facing financial hardship.

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National Anti-Racism Fund (CRRF)

The CRRF announced a $3 million fund for developing, sharing, and applying knowledge and expertise to eliminate racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society. The National Anti-Racism Fund will support community groups and non-profit organizations that aim to design events and programming to combat systemic barriers to racialized Canadians and Indigenous people, promote education and research, and foster intercultural community cohesion. The National Anti-Racism Fund will have three streams of funding, each with different criteria and different allotted amounts. All proposed National Anti-Racism Fund projects, events, or initiatives must be completed before December 31, 2023. Canadian registered charities, community-based non-profit organizations, and youth groups are encouraged to apply for the fund by January 28, 2022.

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The Small Acts Bursary

CEE Center for Young Black Professionals Presents this opportunity to get up to $500 CAD for your project The Small Acts Bursary is a capacity-building grant for young Black, African, Caribbean men. Applicants have the opportunity to obtain funding towards their professional or personal goals. This grant supports recipients whose work responds to masculinity, violence, and crime-related issues in their communities.

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Canada Service Corps (CSC) Youth-Serving Organizations in Canada

Launched in 2018, the Canada Service Corps (CSC) promotes civic engagement among youth aged 15 to 30 years old through access to meaningful volunteer service opportunities that help them gain essential life skills and experience. The Call for Proposals (CFP) identifies the engagement of Indigenous and under-served youth as a key program focus and the need to increase the level of participation of these youths in the program.

The application period is open from February 8 to March 22, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Eligible organizations may only submit one application per stream but may apply to more than one stream. Proposals will be reviewed and assessed in accordance with the criteria, detailed in the stream-specific Application Guides available on ESDC’s Funding page.

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Resilient Communities Fund

Application deadline: April 6, 2022, 5 PM ET
Applications will be accepted starting on March 9, 2022

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Capital Fund

Application deadline: August 3, 2022, 5 PM ET

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Youth Opportunities Fund

System Innovations Grant application deadline: September 20, 2022.
Youth Innovations and Family Innovations Grant Expression of Interest deadline: September 20, 2022. Application deadline: December 7, 2022

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