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2019 Responsive grants call for applications

January 16, 2019

Are you a nonprofit organization with an idea to improve access to justice for Ontarians? Then apply for a Responsive grant.

The Responsive grants program enables the Foundation to fund ideas generated by nonprofit community groups to improve access to justice. Responsive grants aim to encourage new ideas, innovations, approaches, and relationships that can help address emerging needs and connect more people to legal information and supports, especially people who are not currently being reached. These grants have provided seed funding for hundreds of innovative projects across Ontario.

Each year the program includes one round of major grants and two rounds of small grants. New this year is a second level of Major granting, allowing up to $250K to accommodate unique and transformative projects that have the potential for large scale impact.

2019 application deadlines

Small Responsive grants
Up to $15,000
Application deadlines: March 31, 2019 and September 1, 2019

Major Responsive grants
Up to $100,000
$100,000 to $250,000
Letter of Intent deadline: March 31, 2019

For information about grant criteria and how to apply, please visit the Responsive grants webpage. If you’re interested in applying, we encourage you to review the Foundation’s full listing of grants made and to contact one of our Grants Officers with any questions or ideas you may have.