• Celebrating our 2023 Rainbow Grant Recipients

    Congratulations to our 2023 Rainbow Grant Recipients! These grants offered more than $95,000 in funding to individuals, groups, and registered charities within the 2SLGBTQ+ community throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Learn more about this year’s recipients & stay tuned for our next call for applications which will kick off in early 2024.

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  • Help Enrich Lives
    in 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

    Donate to Community One and support initiatives that create positive,
    self-affirming experiences for the 2SLGBTQ+ communities of the GTA.

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  • Our History

    From the early 1980s when we were the Lesbian & Gay Community Appeal, to today’s Community One Foundation, we have been working to help create a vibrant and diverse 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Greater Toronto Area. Learn more about our history and how you can help.

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  • 2023 S&F Nominations Closed

    The nomination is now closed (as of Friday, Oct 20th @ 5pm EST).  Thank you for all those who have nominated a hero and stay tuned for more info in this years recipient!

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Our grants and awards provide funding to foster leadership in the 2SLGBTQ+ communities of the GTA, and help cultivate new services and programs in the areas of health and social sciences, arts and culture, and research, education and advocacy.

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The Community One Foundation’s past and future success is based on the continuing support and the extensive efforts of volunteers. The Community One Foundation strives to offer a volunteer program that is meaningful and fun for our volunteers as we work together to empower our community.

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Community One Foundation provides grants for projects that enhance the development of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Over 1,000 important and innovative community projects have been supported through the generous contributions of our donors.

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Community One Foundation lives, learns, and breathes on the ancestral, occupied, and traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.We are grateful to the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island who have cared for these lands since time immemorial. We hold our hands up to their amazing resistance, resilience, and strength in the face of ongoing dispossession and colonial violence.

Community One Foundation firmly believes in holding up the resistance of Indigenous Peoples and the voices of queer, trans, and Two-Spirit Indigenous Peoples in our communities. We are always striving to support anti-/de-colonial initiatives and move toward reconciliation and Indigenous sovereignty.

Community One Foundation strives towards allyship in all forms, always working to do better through an ever-learning, and sometimes imperfect, process. We aim for accountability and transparency by listening to and centring Indigenous voices and voices of colour in our work/programs/initiatives/organizing. We know that the work we do in supporting queer, trans, and Two-Spirit Peoples must come together and include the uplifting of Indigenous Nations upon whose land we play, collaborate, and build communities.


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