BOF Arts & Culture and Criminal Justice Grant Info Webinar

Black Opportunity Fund is pleased to be launching another grant program for Canadian Black-led, Black-serving and Black focused not-for-profits and charities (B3s) through funding support from the TD Ready Commitment. BOF is providing grants in support of 2 program streams – Arts and Culture, and Criminal Justice.

To provide support to potential applicants and answer questions about the program, BOF hosted an information webinar on Thursday, March 30th, from 6:30 – 7:30 PM EST.

During the 1-hour webinar, members of the BOF Programs team reviewed the program, including eligibility and adjudication criteria, and hold an open Q&A for prospective applicants to address questions.

View the recording of the information session from Thursday, March 30th – https://youtu.be/iW2Hxd2jh4A

Grant applications open : Monday April 3, 2023

Link to application, link goes live April 3, 2023


Halifax Declaration Survey

As proud partners of the Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation (FMJF), we invite your participation in the Halifax Declaration research survey, open until March 28th 2023.
The 2022 National Black Canadians Summit (NBCS) hosted in Halifax by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, concluded with a historic declaration demanding justice and equality for Black Canadians and people of African descent and provides a call to action and demands to various government bodies and Canadian institutions, highlighting issues such as housing, justice, healthcare, education, and media and arts.
Black Opportunity Fund is pleased to be supporting the dissemination and analysis of this survey along with Argyle PR and the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities (NABC). The data gleaned from the survey will be used to validate the calls to action made in the NBCS July 2022 and to inform policy and programming activities aimed at improving the well-being of Black Canadians. Through this exercise, a mapping of the organizations that are doing vital work in Canada to activate and advance the calls for action made in the Declaration will be developed.
It is imperative that we hear from as many voices as possible, and we encourage you to share this post with your networks.
The survey takes approximately 5-15 minutes to complete.
The deadline for survey responses is March 28th. Please provide your input at https://bit.ly/spcn-nbcsHS.


Black Opportunity Fund Submits Proposal for Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund

Black Opportunity Fund (BOF) is pleased to have recently submitted its proposal to administer the Government of Canada’s Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund — a sustainable pool of capital to fund Black-led, Black-serving, and Black-focused (B3s) non-profits and charities across the country. Through this fund, the Government will provide one organization with stewardship of over $190M dedicated to improving socio-economic outcomes for Black Canadians.

BOF Partners with DoorDash to Launch #BlackFoodEnergy Grant Program for Black Restaurant Entrepreneurs

Black Opportunity Fund (BOF) pleased to announce our newest launch of our grant program for Black Restaurant Entrepreneurs. This program is made possible through funding support from DoorDash.

With their ongoing commitment to helping level the playing field for Black Entrepreneurs, DoorDash is partnering with Black Opportunity Fund to provide #BlackFoodEnergy grants of $10,000 to Canadian Black-Owned Restaurants who are focused on innovation within the food industry.

Black Opportunity Fund partners strategically with community organizations, businesses, philanthropic organizations, and government to provide Black-led community organizations, and government to provide Black-led community organizations and Black-led businesses with the capital and other resources they need to build capacity and to fulfill their their mandates.

#BlackFoodEnergy is an extension of the DoorDash Entrepreneurship & Access Program, which offers additional support for restaurants on the DoorDash platform owned by women and people of colour.

#BlackFoodEnergy specifically celebrates, amplifies, and supports Black Chefs and Black-Owned restaurants and the amazing things they are serving up in neighbourhoods across Canada.

For more information about the program, please visit:.


The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Morning Vibe™ – August 19, 2022

On June 29, 2022, Walmart Canada announced today a partnership with Black Opportunity Fund and SickKids Foundation’s Black Experience @ SickKids Strategy, supporting health equity for the Black community, their families and in particular to improve health outcomes for Black Canadian children affected by and living with Sickle Cell Disease across Canada.

A powerfully insightful conversation on the Dr  Vibe Show with Dr. Isaac Odame , Head of Haemotology at Sick Kids, BOF Executive Director, Craig Wellington and Ingrid Wilson, CHRL, CMS  , Director of Diversity Inclusion & Culture at Walmart Canada, discuss the impact this partnership will have on Canada’s Black communities.