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your social enterprise.

Do you wish you had the knowledge, capacity and resources to take your social enterprise to the next level?

As a charity or not-for-profit, are you facing...

  • sep-arrow A decrease in available grant money?
  • sep-arrow Fewer options for sustained funding?
  • sep-arrow A decrease in donor support?
  • sep-arrow Difficulty in generating new sources of revenue?

The Social Enterprise Platform (SEP) has brought together local partners to help you overcome these challenges.

Become One of the Many Charities we Have Helped...

The Ottawa Community Foundation has provided 92 grants to social enterprises equalling close to $2 million.

The Social Enterprise Platform partners have supported 27 social enterprises with $350,000 in funding together.

The Ottawa Community Foundation’s impact investing program, along with other investors, has contributed $3.2 million in loans to local organizations and social enterprises.

How the Platform Works

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Fill out the Readiness Assessment

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A discovery call with a platform team member

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We match you with the appropriate platform partner

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You co-create a plan with the platform partners

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Off to
the races!

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