As part of the Community Investment Funding program, the City of Toronto offers grants to help achieve social, economic and cultural goals for Toronto residents. Grants are available on a time-limited basis to support new and emerging groups, support sector resilience, and encourage resident engagement and leadership development.


Community Crisis Response Fund

Financial assistance for general and youth-led projects that address a specific violent crisis in a community and contribute to community healing.

Youth Violence Prevention Grant

Up to three-years of funding for projects aimed at programming responsive to violence prevention and intervention for youth ages 10 to 29.

Neighbourhood Grants

Grants for resident-led groups to help them inspire their neighbourhoods with events or activities and advance key themes in the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020.

Community Events

One-time funding to support events and short-term activity series to foster resident engagement, active living and leadership.

Capacity Building Grants

Grants to help build the capacity of not-for-profits to govern effectively, support resident leadership and other capacity building initiatives.

Identify 'N Impact Grants

Grants of up to $17,000 for grassroots youth-led groups to advance the city’s Toronto Youth Equity Strategy.

Talk to Us!

Funding program staff members are available to talk with you about the City’s funding programs. You can ask us how to apply, where to get information on what has been funded, and how to submit any concerns or complaints or comments you have about funding program administration or funded activities.