Grants for Education and Health focused Initiatives
Black Opportunity Fund (BOF) aims to help dismantle the impacts of systemic anti-Black racism by allocating resources to community organizations which undertake initiatives that impact the quality of life in Canada’s Black communities.
In 2022, we are launching our first granting cycle through a generous funding commitment from TD Bank.
The focus areas for the 2022 BOF Grants Program will be Black-led, Black-serving and Black focused not-for-profits and charities leading impactful initiatives in the areas of Education and Health, which are two of BOF’s key priority areas.
Congratulations to our program recipients!
Project Description: Training community advocates in case management to serve as connectors for people seeking to break the cycle of being in the crimminal justice system, creating the connections and relationships with police, Crowns and all diversion programs.Website
Project Description: Chrome books for digitial access and learning to black community members, mentorship programs, education resources and all culturally focused programs.Website
Project Description: Culturally sensitive approach to career preparation, financial literacy and wellness support to Black High School students.Website
Project Description: Increasing exposure and awareness on STEM career pathways for Black children and Youth through a combination of facilitated and self-led experiences, hands-on learning and mentorship.Website
Project Description: A research project on the experiences of Black people in Canada’s healthcare system, and strategies of resistance and wellness, to address experiences of anti-Black racism.Website
Project Description: Advocacy in Black communities on elections, elections process, important dates, how and why to get involved.Website
Project Description: Creating public awareness of period poverty, menstrual equity, the health effects of inorganic menstrual products.Website
Project Description: A Peer-to-Peer support program for people newly diagnosed, living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.Website
Project Description: Culinary Training for Black Youth to allow them to gain employment in the fast-food industry.Website
Project Description: Provide a safe space and mental health support and resouces for Black youth and artists to learn and talk about mental health/wellness.Website
Project Description: Skills Building Series incubation program to provide training, mentorship and skills development for Black youth, students and entrepreneurs.Website
Project Description: Provide a culturally competent coaching program for vulnerable racialized youth who are in need of learning, enhancing, or supporting life skills to effectively transition into adulthood.Website
Project Description: Mentorship program to provide participants with greater access to job opportunities and a nurturing environment that will enable them to thrive.Website
Project Description: A virtual Campus that will give students access to virtual drop-in free tutoring, educational tools, and other culturally relevant resources through an Africentric lens.Website
Project Description: Culturally sensitive counseling, mentoring, coaching and referrals services to eliminate black youth homelessness.Website
Project Description: Summer Program for Black youth in Life Skills, Literacy and Numeracy.Website
Project Description: The project will increase its collection of illustrated reading books offered to Black parents free, as they teach their children to read and help them develop the foundational reading skills.Website
Project Description: Supporting Black youth with appropriate and accessible educational resources that allow them to succeed academically, regardless of the environment in which they live.Website
Project Description: Youth Financial Literacy.Website
Project Description: Culturally adapted activities for Black children such as Summer camps, high school entrance exam preparation, and supporting parents through their children's transition to high school.Website