City of Toronto grant programs are a strategic tool used to achieve the City's social, economic and cultural goals. These funding programs represent a form of partnership with community based organizations which in turn contribute significantly to the goals in relation to community capacity, equitable access, well being, diversity, civic participation and civic cohesion. The majority of the City's cultural grants are administered by the arm's length Toronto Arts Council. However, the City does provide financial investments in culture via the three programs below.
The City of Toronto provides annual funding to 10 cultural organizations through the Major Cultural Organizations program.