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Grants to Ontario CBOs to Address
the Root Causes of Oppression

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Groundswell Community Justice Trust Fund

Deadline Date:

03/01/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $4,000 to Ontario community based organizations to fight social, economic, or political oppression. Funding is intended to increase the long-term capacity and infrastructure of recipient organizations and to support projects that fight for social change. The mission of this fund is to create sustainable financial support for community-based, left, political organizations that challenge and work to change dominant, oppressive structures in the current political, social and economic system.

The money will be directed towards member-driven, grassroots initiatives or organizations that face difficulty raising funds needed for their work. The Fund is committed to giving a minimum 50% of funding to organizations led by Black and/or Indigenous organizers. The majority of approved applications will be from already existing organizations/projects, with a smaller portion reserved for start-up projects. 

The fund prioritizes the following things:

  • Groups that are led by the communities they are organizing; specifically, folks who are most directly affected by oppression.
  • Work that seeks to confront the root causes of oppression and not merely find temporary solutions to the conditions that it creates.
  • Work that actively confronts power imbalances in meaningful ways and seeks to build up the power of oppressed communities.
  • Work that serves to enhance the infrastructure of organizations in ways that will better allow them to continue to do their work on a long-term basis.
  • Work that cannot get adequate funding from other sources.
  • Work taking place within Ontario, though, given the Fund's commitment to decolonize work, Groundswell funding is not bound by colonial borders and is open to groups and projects in other places. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167306

Estimated Size of Grant:

This year’s grants will range from $500 to $4000 dollars.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Eligible applicants are community-based, left, political organizations that operate in Ontario.
- Applications for legal defense costs will not be eligible for funding.
- The Fund does not provide core funding for any organization funded by a government agency, nor by extractive industries or energy corporations. The Fund may consider projects for funding housed by such organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2020.
Funding decisions will be made in late Spring 2020.

Applicants who received money in 2019 from this funding source must fill out a form prior to submitting an application. For details, click here: https://groundswellfund.ca/report/

Contact Information:

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

Email the completed budget to: info@groundswellfund.ca.

Submit the completed application to:
Groundswell Fund
226 Bathurst Street, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2R9, Canada

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario;

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