The Greenbelt Foundation is the only organization solely dedicated to ensuring the Greenbelt remains permanent, protected and prosperous.

We make the right investments in its interconnected natural, agricultural and economic systems, to ensure a working, thriving Greenbelt for all.

About the Foundation

The Foundation operates as an independent, charitable organization, and receives funding from the Government of Ontario and other public and private support to make strategic investments that bolster the richness of life in the Greenbelt. Since 2005, we have invested and leveraged matching dollars totaling more than $47 million through investment in farming, environmental protection and tourism projects to make the Greenbelt a great place to live, work, play, and grow.


Our vision is a vibrant and healthy Greenbelt with a protected and restored natural environment, a thriving rural economy, a robust agricultural sector, opportunities for outdoor recreation, and patterns of urban settlement that support the integrity of the Greenbelt.


The Greenbelt Foundation is dedicated to promoting and sustaining the Greenbelt as a vital, valuable, and permanent safeguard for our future that enhances the quality of life for all residents of Ontario.

Our Work

We protect and enhance Ontario's Greenbelt through education, research, grantmaking, and partnerships. Click here for details on our current areas of focus.

  See Our Work

Accomplishments 2018-2020

Read about the Greenbelt Foundation's achievements in building climate resilience, strengthening the local food and agriculture sector, and supporting local tourism and recreation in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Principal Supporter

The Greenbelt Foundation is grateful to its principal supporter, the Government of Ontario.