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Microgrants help grassroots charitable organizations fulfill their mandates during COVID-19

For many small, grassroots charitable organizations, fulfilling their mandates with limited funding and administrative expertise is challenging. COVID-19 has turned those challenges into serious threats. Microgrants are an innovative way to sustain these essential organizations.

Funded by the City of Toronto, the Microgrants project was developed to address gaps in emergency services and funding inequities for organizations that improve the lives of vulnerable people in our community. Microgrant recipients addressed the critical nutrition, hygiene, mental health and COVID-19 safety issues facing the people they serve.

The Neighbourhood Group was proud to act as mentor and administrator for the following organizations:

  • Black Women in Motion
  • Building Roots
  • Equitable Action For Change
  • Haven Toronto
  • Healing As One
  • S.E.A.S Centre
  • Spadina/Fort York “Community Care”
  • St. Luke’s United Church/Cabbagetown B.I.A “Allen Gardens Celebrates”
  • Youth Gravity

Recipient Spotlight: Equitable Action For Change 

To reduce the extremely high COVID-19 infection rate among people who use substances, Equitable Action For Change provided hygiene and protective supplies to people in this group who identify as Black and 2SLGBTQ+. The impressive package of supplies included:

  • 1000+ face masks and shields
  • 10,000+ condoms
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Wipes, gloves and hand sanitizer
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash
  • Harm Reduction Care bags

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