Registered charities can apply for funding from one of 13 TELUS Community Boards across Canada, which help empower vulnerable youth through enhanced access to connectivity, technology and educational programs.
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is proud to support projects and programs that positively impact the lives of youth in need. In 2020, we will be providing additional granting opportunities for projects that are provincial or national in scope. Please be sure to follow us on social media for the very latest news on these exciting opportunities.
How to get funded?
TELUS Community Boards award once-a-year regional grants of up to $20,000 towards addressing existing or emerging issues faced by our most vulnerable populations, especially at-risk youth.
Review the criteria and deadlines below
Complete the online application process
Receive funds for your organization
Help us build stronger communities
Working in partnership with the 13 Canadian TELUS Community Boards, we fund local charities that help Canadian youth succeed through innovative technology, health and educational programs. In order to receive funding, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Focus on enabling youth to succeed
Align with our interest in health and education
Demonstrate technological or social innovation in program delivery
Define and measure social outcomes
Charities must be registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a Canadian registered charity or qualified donee to apply for funding. For more information please visit Revenue Canada’s website.
We will consider requests for funding up to $20,000; with the exception of the TELUS Barrie Community Board, whose maximum grant is $10,000
Funding for capital investments must directly support youth programs and involve technology and/or social innovation.
Organizations and programs considered ineligible for a Canadian TELUS Community Board grant:
Religious or sectarian organizations (except where they represent non-denominational community and social support services), advocacy and special interest groups
Retroactive requests or events and activities that take place outside of Canada
Donations to capital campaigns, endowments or debt reduction campaigns
Funding for individuals or competitive sports teams, goodwill advertising, travel expenses, or beauty pageants
Please note: The TELUS Community Boards only reviews grants to registered Canadian charities that support youth programming and are unable to support requests for sponsorships.
2020 application deadlines
Please note the application deadline time on the dates listed is midnight in the local time zone.
Victoria Community Board
Vancouver Community Board
Thompson Okanagan Community Board
Edmonton Community Board
Calgary Community Board
Manitoba Community Board
Greater Toronto Area Community Board
Barrie Community Board
Ottawa Community Board
Montreal Community Board
Rimouski Community Board
Quebec City Community Board
Atlantic Canada Community Board