Award Recipient 2012

This organization went through rigorous examination by Toronto Foundation during the year 2012 and received a Vital Toronto Fund grant. For more information on our granting streams and process, click here.

Growing the Future, a Small Change Funded project by Greenest City in Toronto, Ontario.
Founded in Toronto in 2009, Small Change Fund has been strengthening the capacity of people and organizations to build lasting change from the ground up. We support important community projects that put decision-making in the hands of local people and contribute to social and environmental change.
St. Stephen's Community House
St. Stephen’s Community House is a unique, community-based social service agency that has been serving the needs of Kensington Market and other neighbourhoods in Toronto since 1962. We are dedicated to making our communities stronger, happier and healthier. With more than 200 staff and the...
The 519 Church Street Community Centre is a meeting place and focal point for the creative enhancement of a vibrant healthy downtown community. We respond creatively and passionately to the needs of the local neighbourhood and the broader LGBT communities by providing resources and opportunities to...
Creating a strong culture of community engagement through capacity-building, progressive learning and innovative training.
Snowy owl release
It is the mission of Toronto Wildlife Centre to help build a healthy community for people and wildlife by raising awareness about urban wildlife issues, offering expert advice about wildlife situations, and providing medical and rehabilitative care to the hundreds of species of sick, injured and...
For 24 years Trails Youth Initiatives has been challenging and equipping youth from the inner city of Toronto to become contributing members of their communities. Our interventions (outdoor adventure, yoga and mindfulness, mentorship, equine therapy) are applied over the long term and have a big...
Tropicana Community Services, a Toronto-based multi-service organization, provides all youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices. Our mission is achieved through culturally...
UrbanArts is a non-profit Community Arts Council focused on enhancing neighbourhoods by engaging youth in community development through the arts. Our mandate is to promote, engage and facilitate cultural and community development opportunities between artists, arts organizations and community...
VIBE Arts
VIBE Arts uses the arts as agents of social change and supports the artistic agency of young people to catalyze innovations and community building. Our mission is to create a lasting impact on the lives of young people in Toronto’s neighbourhood improvement areas through arts education programs...
WoodGreen Homeward Bound single moms celebrate graduation
WoodGreen Community Services enhances self-sufficiency, promotes well-being and reduces poverty through innovative solutions to critical social needs.

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