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Community Foundation of Orillia and Area (CFOA) Grant

Grants to Ontario Charities and Qualified Donees in Eligible
Areas to Benefit Children, Youth, and Local Communities

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Community Foundation of Orillia and Area (CFOA)

Deadline Date:

04/16/21 3:00 PM


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Grants to Ontario registered charitable organizations and qualified donees in eligible locations for community benefit activities. Funding is intended to address the cultural and recreational needs of children and youth, and for general community needs. Eligible organizations serve specific areas located in Simcoe County. Projects must be self-sustainable beyond the Foundation’s grant.

The Smart and Caring Communities Fund

The Smart and Caring Communities Fund (formerly The Community Endowment Fund) enables the Foundation to respond to areas of need within the community in response to applications received from local community organizations.

Ontario Endowment For Children And Youth In Recreation Fund

The Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund was established 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 neighborhood playgrounds.

Priority is given to projects that:

  • Meet a demonstrated need within the community
  • Demonstrate a new approach or complement existing services
  • Show a collaborative approach with community partners
  • Involve significant volunteer participation
  • Can access the necessary qualified human resources for implementation
  • Include a viable plan for continued maintenance or funding
  • Have a sound budget
  • Leverage or raise additional funds

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145736

Estimated Size of Grant:

The monies available for grants are announced prior to the grant application intake.

Additional Eligibility 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.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation is accepting grant applications until April 16, 2021, by 3:00 PM.

Applications are generally accepted in the spring and fall each year. Please contact the CFOA for all upcoming deadlines. Retroactive approvals will not be considered. Please contact the CFOA before submitting an application.

Applicants may be requested to provide an on-site visit or interview, or to make a presentation to the committee. A letter confirming acceptance or rejection of the application will be issued approximately one month following the deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


For applicants who are unable to submit their application on-line, please contact the CFOA (705.325.4903, ext. 207) to obtain a printed or electronic copy of the application. In this case, the applications may be sent by mail, by e-mail, or hand-delivered by arrangement to:
The Community Foundation of Orillia and Area
P.O. Box 622
Orillia, Ontario. L3V 7A3

The Community Foundation of Orillia and Area
Office Location
22 Peter St S
Orillia, ON L3V 7A3

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario: Simcoe County: Ramara Township, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, City of Orillia, Severn Township, and a portion of Oro-Medonte Township (just north of Oro Station and to the east of and including Coldwater);

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