ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION’S COMMUNITY CAPITAL FUND
Over the past year SiMPACT has been working with the Ontario Trillium Foundation on a large-scale evaluation of its Community Capital Fund (CCF) program. The CCF was a three-year program designed to provide support for capital projects to revitalize community-based infrastructure, which helps Ontario’s non-profit organizations deliver important programs and services to diverse cultural communities.
SiMPACT’s evaluation has, and will continue to, look at fund administration and the impact that the CCF has in the community. It will also analyze economic impact and the Social Return on Investment (SROI) of capital investment in the community. Preliminary findings have shown that by supporting infrastructure in diverse communities across the province, the CCF program has contributed to the creation of a significant amount of social value.
SiMPACT has completed a snapshot analysis on matching funds and leverage created through the program. This snapshot has demonstrated that significant leverage occurs for organizations that receive capital funding. Other snapshots will include geographic setting and cultural groups. SiMPACT will continue to evaluate, analyze and measure the economic impact that the program offers to the community.