Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People grant stream now open for 2015

Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People grant stream now open for 2015

Are you or is someone you know doing amazing work in the not-for-profit sector as an innovator, collaborator or galvanizer? The Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People grant program is now accepting applications. Vital People supports Toronto’s not-for-profit leaders with grants of up to $5,000 for professional development.

What activities do Vital People grants support?
The Vital People grant program supports and recognizes valued leaders who are making outstanding contributions working at not-for-profit organizations. Funded through our Vital Toronto Fund, Vital People grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to support the formal training or other informal development opportunities that best enable not-for-profit leaders to build their skills and knowledge or apply their experience in different ways to enhance their leadership contributions. Grants are available to those just taking on new leadership challenges as well as those with many years of experience.

Who Can Apply?
The Vital People program will accept nominations from any registered charitable organization in the City of Toronto on behalf of a leadership candidate serving in a staff capacity in the organization. For organizations that do not have charitable status, please see our “Who Can Apply?” information sheet for information on how to establish a partnership with a charity and what elements must be included in a signed agreement.

Click here to read examples of past Vital People recipients and their grant use activities.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 5 pm, so apply now!

About TCF
The Toronto Community Foundation connects philanthropy with community needs and opportunities in order to make Toronto the best place to live, work, learn, and grow. We are one of the largest of Canada’s more than 191 community foundations. Established in 1981, we have grown to hold over $290 million in assets and to work with hundreds of concerned Torontonians and high-impact community organizations. We are a registered, public, non-profit organization created for and by the people of Toronto.

Visit us for more information and to access the application form and guidelines. An orientation will be held at the Toronto Community Foundation offices on September 5 at 9:30am. To RSVP please email

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