Community Grants

Seed Grants

The Junior League of Toronto (JLT) supports non-profit organizations to deliver programs in the Greater Toronto Area. The JLT supports innovative programs by partnering with other non-profit organizations on both short and long term projects and offering start up funding through Seed Grants to support new programs.

If your organization is interested in partnering with the JLT on a community project, please email for more information.

Applications are accepted from November through February each year. Applications are due February 14, 2020.

Seed grants may be allocated to charitable organizations to help fund innovative new initiatives that require start-up funds.  Priority will be given to initiatives that support “Healthy Body/Healthy Minds.”  We are looking for initiatives that are self-sustaining after the seed grant is exhausted.  Public acknowledgment of the JLT’s support is required.
It may not be given to a charity more than once every two years.  Nor may it be spent on ongoing salaries or overhead; ongoing operational expenses; fundraising initiatives; sectarian religious initiatives; partisan political initiatives, scholarships or endowments; and/or training purposes.

Click Here for the 2019 – 2020 Seed Grant Application Form 



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Horizons for Youth

The JLT provided funding for their storytelling program — trained storytellers will lead workshops for clients at homeless shelter to create and share stories.

Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation

Their Kids, Cops, and Computers program currently provides laptops to 7th grades without access to computers and offers programming with police mentorship.

The JLT provided funding for their new pilot program to build job readiness for kids who have graduated from their Kids, Cops and Computers program and are now looking for their first job. Sessions will help with skill building and job searchs.

Women’s Centre of York Region

The JLT provided funding for their Making Changes program which serves marginalized and low income women who have experienced abuse, unemployment.  They are developing a new life skills program to help women apply the skills they’ve learned to their lives: self empowerment, effective communication, and healthy boundaries.