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Building a Future for Social Enterprise

The Toronto Enterprise Fund is committed to building an enabling environment for social enterprises to thrive. We have built this site to help you with:

  • Starting a Social Enterprise

    Find information, tools and links to help you plan, start, grow or manage your social enterprise.
  • Finding a Social Enterprise

    Link to case studies, databases and maps to locate and learn from a social enterprise like yours.
  • Buying from a Social Enterprise

    Learn how to use your purchasing power to generate social value.

Learn More About TEF

  • Community Impact  
    Community Impact
      TEF is committed to helping people build the foundation they need to move from a life of poverty to one full of possibility. Employment is crucial to building that…
  • Business Plan Competition  
    Business Plan Competition
    TEF offers seed funding of up to $75,000 to new social enterprises through an annual business plan competition. Eligible organizations must attend a series of four workshops, and submit a…
  • Featured Enterprise  
    Featured Enterprise
     Tom Bendo, a driver for Furniture Link, the social enterprise arm of Furniture Bank, says: “As I could not afford to pursue formal post secondary education after high school, my…

Our Progress

Projects funded since TEF’s start
Total participants
% Increased sense of belonging to community
% Connecting to jobs or education

Who We Fund

TEF provides annual operating grants to fifteen social enterprises, 

seed funding to three start-ups, and support to a network of social enterprises in Toronto.


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Toronto Enterprise Fund

  • Add: 26 Wellington Street East, 12th floor
             Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5E 1W9
  • Tel: 416 777-1444 ex 238
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