Responsive grant program
The Responsive grants program enables The Law Foundation of Ontario to fund ideas generated by nonprofit community groups to improve access to justice. The responsive grants program includes one round of major grants (two streams: up to $100,000 and from $100,000 to $250,000) and two rounds of small grants (up to $15,000).
Responsive grants aim to encourage new ideas, 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 initiatives across Ontario.
For example, Responsive grants have enabled:
- The pilot of “That’s Not Fair!”, an animated series of videos, online games, and lesson plans to introduce children to critical thinking about democracy.
- A wallet card that explains a new law that protects people from being charged if they contact emergency assistance when someone overdoses from illegal drug use.
- An outreach coordinator to better connect pro bono services to people with disabilities living in rural areas.
- Engagement and legal education for low-income tenants at risk of eviction from rooming houses.
How to apply – Responsive grant
The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Responsive grant program includes one round of major grants (up to $250K) and two rounds of small grants (up to $15K each year. See the requirements, conditions, process, and timing to apply.
FAQ – Responsive grant
Frequently asked questions about the Responsive grants program.