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.
FOCUS Media Arts Centre (formerly Regent Park Focus)
Parenting Group (Trustee: Flemingdon Health Centre)
Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (Trustee: NCCT)