The Better Toronto Coalition was started to do two things: share the stories of frontline organizations addressing the crisis and encourage direct financial support; create a central fund for donors that want to pool their giving. The following organizations have received grants from the Better Toronto Coalition Fund.

Toronto Foundation has supported a broad range of organizations in the wake of the pandemic, making unrestricted grants where possible -- with no strings attached.

Within two months of physical distancing restrictions, we issued 122 grants. By the end of the summer, that number grew to 198. In total, with the help of donors and Vancity Community Investment Bank, we granted over $3.3 million.

We prioritized smaller and medium-sized nonprofits that tackle inequality and serve people living on low-income and otherwise vulnerable populations in the city.


All Better Toronto Coalition Grants
Diaspora Dialogues
Distress Centres of Toronto
Dream Legacy Foundation
Dress for Success
Ecologos/Water Docs
EcoSpark Environmental Organization
Environmental Defence Canada Inc.
Etobicoke Services for Seniors
Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth
Facing History and Ourselves Canada
FCJ Refugee Centre
FEAT for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Findhelp Information Services
FOCUS Media Arts Centre (formerly Regent Park Focus)
For Youth Initiative
Fred Victor
Friendly Neighbour Hotline (UHN OpenLab)
Friends of Ruby
Friends of the Rouge Watershed Inc.
Future Possibilities for Kids
Gabriel Dumont Non-Profit Homes Inc.
Greenest City
Green Futures Fund
Greenest City
Homeless Connect Toronto
Homes First Foundation
Horizons for Youth
Imagine Canada
Jamaican Canadian Association
Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre
Jane Finch Housing Coalition (Trustee: Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre)
Jean Augustine Centre in South Etobicoke
Jessie's Centre
Lady Ballers Camp
L’Arche Toronto Homes
LAMP Community Health Centre
Lay-Up Youth Basketball
LOFT Community Services
Macaulay Child Development Centre
Massey Centre
Matthew House
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Miziwe Biik Employment and Training
Mobile Food Bank
Montage Support Services
Na Me Res (Native Men’s Residence)
National African Integration and Families Association
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Native Earth Performing Arts Inc.
Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
Nia Centre For the Arts
Nightwood Theatre
Nishnawbe Homes Inc.
North York Community House
North York Women’s Shelter
Obsidian Theatre Company Inc.
Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
Ontario Black History Society
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Ontario Non-Profit Network (Trustee: Toronto Neighbourhood Centres)
Outward Bound
Paprika Theatre Festival (Paprika Festival)
Parenting Group (Trustee: Flemingdon Health Centre)
Park People
Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Project Neutral
Prosper Canada
R.I.S.E. Edutainment(Trustee: VIBE Arts)
Regent Park Community Health Centre
Regent Park Film Festival
ResQ Youth International
Rexdale Community Health Centre
Robert Kerr Foundation
Roseneath Theatre
Scadding Court Community Centre
Scarborough Centre for Health Communities
Scarborough Food Security Initiative (Trustee:Warden Woods Community Centre)
Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive (Trustee: North Scarborough Rotary Club)
Second Harvest
Sheena's Place
Sherbourne Health Centre
SKETCH Working Arts for Street-involved and Homeless Youth
Small Change Fund
Small World Music Society
Social Planning Toronto
Soulpepper Theatre Company
St. Stephen’s Community House
South Asian Women's Rights Organization
Sprint Senior Care
St. Stephen’s Community House
Stella’s Place
Stolen From Africa
Street Health
Sunshine Centres
TAIBU Community Health Centre
Tarragon Theatre
The 519
The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Blackcap)
The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples
The David Suzuki Foundation
The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation
The Local 
The Neighbourhood Group
The Period Purse
The Stop Community Food Centre
Theatre Direct
Thunder Women Healing Lodge Society
Together Project (Trustee: TIDES Canada)
Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (Trustee: NCCT)
Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness
Toronto and York Region Metis Council
Toronto Arts Foundation
Toronto Community Benefits
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Toronto Drop-In Network
Toronto Environmental Alliance
Toronto Inuit Association
Toronto Neighbourhood Centres
Toronto Urban Native Ministry
Tropicana Community Services Organization (of Scarborough)
UrbanArts Community
Vibrant Healthcare Alliance
Victim Services Toronto
Visions of Science Network for Learning
Warden Woods Community Centre
Wellesley Institute
West Neighbourhood House
Weston King Neighbourhood Centre
Wigwamen Incorporated
Woman Abuse Council of Toronto
Women’s Health In Women’s Hands Community Health Centre
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
WoodGreen Foundation
Workers Action Centre
Yonge Street Mission
Young People’s Theatre
YWCA Toronto