The Canada Post Community Foundation is offering grants to Canadian schools, charities and community organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and youth (up to age 21).
Types of Grants
The Foundation offers two different types of grants:
- Grants for community-based support projects
- Most of the grants Canada Post award fall into this category. Eligible projects should increase the capacity of an organization and create or expand services, rather than maintaining existing services.
- For example purchasing new equipment or launching new programs.
- Project grants are available for projects valued at up to $25,000 each.
- Signature Grant
- The Signature Grant is meant to contribute to the overall work and mission of national organizations that deliver programs or support to Canadian children and youth.
- Up to three (3) Signature Grants of $50,000 each can be awarded each year.
- Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Signature Grant
- The Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Signature Grant is available to Indigenous regional or local organizations offering programming anchored in the principles of Indigenous truth and reconciliation that supports Indigenous children and youth across the country.
- One (1) Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Signature Grant of $50,000 can be awarded each year.
Children’s projects the Foundation supports
The mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of Canadian children. Grants are available for projects that support three areas:
- Projects that support better futures for children including social services, arts and culture.
- Projects that support education, therapeutic and rehabilitative programs.
- Projects that support the health and physical activity of children from vulnerable communities or with disabilities or illnesses.
To be eligible for funding from the Canada Post Community Foundation, your organization must:
- Be a registered charity with a Canadian Charitable Registration Number OR a registered non-profit organization with a valid B/N business registration number OR a school (as defined by the education act in each province) OR an unregistered community organization OR a community library OR a registered Canadian amateur athletic association OR a small municipality;
- Have a volunteer board of directors/organizing committee (this does not apply to schools and community libraries); paid employees can be used to deliver programming but the board of directors must be made up of unpaid positions; payment for expenses incurred by the directors is acceptable;
- Have a detailed plan for the project being submitted (except for Signature Grant applications);
- Have a budget for the project being submitted (except for Signature Grant applications);
- Have the appropriate financial documentation.
For more information, visit Canada Post.