The City of Toronto Grants Policy states that grant programs are a strategic tool used to achieve the City's social, economic and cultural goals. These funding programs represent a form of partnership with community based organizations which in turn contribute significantly to the goals in relation to community capacity, equitable access, well being, diversity, civic participation and civic cohesion.
While the majority of the City's cultural grants program is administered by the arm's length Toronto Arts Council, the Arts Services Section of the Toronto Culture provides grant workshops and provides resource information to the community on various internal and external grant programs.
Staff are also responsible for the grants programs to Local Arts Services Organizations - Arts East, Arts Etobicoke, Arts Toronto, Arts York, Lakeshore Arts and Scarborough Arts Council.
2013 Culture Build Investment Program
The Culture Build Investment Program has been reinstated as of 2013. The program provides matching funds for major repairs, renovations or improvements to buildings that will bring the facilities into a state of good repair. More information.
Toronto Arts Council at www.torontoartscouncil.org
Toronto Community Foundation at www.torontocommunityfoundation.org
Ontario Archaeological Society at www.ontarioarchaeology.on.ca
Ontario Arts Council at www.arts.on.ca
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund www.ocaf.on.ca/en/index.aspx
Ontario Trillium Foundation at www.trilliumfoundation.org
Canada Council for the Arts at www.canadacouncil.ca
Charity Village at www.charityvillage.com
Cultural Human Resources Information Services at www.culturalhrc.ca
Department of Canadian Heritage at www.pch.gc.ca
Laidlaw Foundation at www.laidlawfdn.org
Metcalf Foundation at metcalffoundation.com
Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Recreation at www.mtc.gov.on.ca