• Applications for 2023 Rainbow Grants Now Closed

    The applications window closed as of May 1st, 2023 at 5pm ET.  All submissions will be reviewed in the month of May and final recipients contacted in June.   Thank you for your interest and ongoing support of Rainbow Grants.

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  • Celebrating our 2022 Rainbow Grant Recipients

    Congratulations to our 2022 Rainbow Grant Recipient who benefited from the generosity of our incredible donors with nearly $200k provided to critical programs and initiatives; our largest ever grant cycle.  Learn more about this years recipients & stay tuned for our next call for applications which will kick off in early 2023.

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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 2SLGBTTIQ+ community in the Greater Toronto Area. Learn more about our history and how you can help.

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Our grants and awards provide funding to foster leadership in the 2SLGBTTIQ+ 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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The Community One Foundation provides grants for projects that enhance the development of the 2SLGBTTIQQ+ 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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The 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.

The 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.

The 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 centering 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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