The Fund is pleased to receive inquiries from community organizations at any time.
In 2015, the Fund plans to draw on applications submitted to the Community Foundation of Ottawa. The first deadline was February 2, the second is October 1.
Kettle and Upper Duck Islands
photo: J.G. Hollins
The Fund considers that it is crucial to build capacity in Ottawa to develop proposals for worthwhile projects, an essential part of its modus operandi. The Fund is prepared to serve as a convenor to foster the development and delivery of collaborative projects in Ottawa.
The Fund awarded its first grant in 2009, to the National Capital Environmental Network.
In 2010, it awarded three grants to: Causeway Work Centre; Ecology Ottawa; and Sustainable Ottawa.
In 2011, a grant was awarded to the Anglican Parish of Huntley. The 2010 grant to Causeway was supplemented in 2011 by a grant from IBM.
In 2012, grants were awarded to: The Natural Step Canada; the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation; and Faith and the Common Good (Greening Sacred Spaces).
In 2013, grants have been awarded to Causeway Work Centre, Great River School, Debra Dynes Family House, Inc,. and The Natural Step.
In 2014, grants have been awarded to Causeway Work Centre, Matthew House Refugee Services (Ottawa), and the Mississippi Land Trust Conservancy.
In 2015, a grant was made to HealthBridge.
A one page summary of the grants to date may be found here. Descriptions of the projects and reports may be found by clicking on the tabs to the left.
The reports demonstrate that, even at this early stage in its funding of community groups, the Ottawa Sustainability Fund has served as a catalyst, enabling organizations to attract other funds and professional resources to deliver their projects.
OSF Chair, Paul Koch, reports that the Advisory Committee is well satisfied with the progress made to date, a strong foundation for continuing to build the Fund and foster sustainability in the City of Ottawa. You are invited to join forces by making a donation.