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Foundations and Sector

Many trail organizations work to assist other trail groups with funds to develop and sustain their trails. Check out the mandate and funding options provided by these trail supporters.

The OTC believes that its membership and the public are best served when they are aware of these programs and services.

In conjunction with these partners we are pleased to provide links to the latest information for the trail user and the trail manager.

Trillium Foundation

This arms length organization provides grants to organizations supporting Trails.
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Provides information regarding steps communities can take to promote ecological improvements.
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Provides volunteer resources to local organizations in need.
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Mountain Equipment Co-op

Provides land preservation, user group and activity grants.
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TD Friends of the Environment

Great organization supporting a wide variety of initiatives.
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Provides 3 500.00 grants to qualifying organizations each year.
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National Trails Coalition

Lead by NGO's for NGO's, community, government and economic development money for trails.
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Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

Highly selective, you'll want to be friend or from hiking or biking use trails only.
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Trans Canada Trail

Highly judgemental, you'll want to be one of their core uses, of which there are 5.
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