TELUS Friendly Future Foundation FAQ
We’re building brighter futures for our communities by supporting those who need it most by enhancing public health initiatives through technology.
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation was established on October 19, 2018.
Yes. The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is an independent charitable organization separate and distinct from TELUS. Charitable Registration # 887483741RR0001.
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is an independent registered charity dedicated to funding health and technology-focused charitable programs in communities across Canada.
Our funding priorities are:
- Building healthier communities by supporting public health initiatives
- Supporting vulnerable populations through access to digital connectivity and educational programming
- Providing immediate care to communities needing critical disaster relief
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation contributes millions of dollars to support vulnerable Canadians by enhancing public health initiatives and supporting the critical work of Canadian charities.
TELUS, our Founding Donor, covers all general administrative expenses ensuring that 100 percent of donations can directly support charitable initiatives.
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation provides funding through:
- National and Provincial grants
- TELUS Community Board grants
The 13 Canadian TELUS Community Boards are comprised of local leaders who know their communities best. This award-winning model empowers those community champions to make recommendations on the projects, places and people that need the Foundation’s support the most.
There are many ways you can make a difference, both big and small, by donating to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation. For more information on how to make a gift in support of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, please contact 1.855.850.2008 or email email@example.com.
By making a meaningful gift to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, you are providing hope to someone in need. It is through your generosity that we are able to invest in programs that will help the most vulnerable members of our community.
As a TELUS customer
TELUS customers across Canada can join the Donate the Change™ program and round up their monthly bill to have the difference donated to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation. Customers in British Columbia and Alberta with two or more eligible services earn exclusive TELUS Rewards™ points. Points can then be donated to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation.
Make a donation with a sales representative in any TELUS corporate store.
Gift of securities:
Gifting publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds) to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation can make a lasting impact while maximizing your tax benefits.
Please consult your financial advisor for information specifically related to your circumstances.
For more information or to make a gift of securities, please contact the Foundation at:
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a Canada Revenue Agency-approved granting structure that has become one of the most efficient ways for individuals, families, and corporations to manage their philanthropy. A fund can be set-up quickly, and for very little cost. Donations can be directed to your fund for which charitable tax receipt(s) are given. You benefit immediately from the tax relief gained through a donation, but can take the time to select the programs you would like to support.
To discuss options for your personal donor advised fund through the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, please contact the Foundation at:
Today, corporate social responsibility programs are an essential part of doing business. They engage team members, connect businesses with the communities they serve and generate positive brand awareness and goodwill. All of which are great for the bottom line.
By selecting the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation as your corporate charity of choice, you are rallying your employee base and network for a great cause. Corporate giving can be done through a number of different avenues including: payroll deductions, a corporate gift or by donating the proceeds of a corporate event (i.e. golf tournament or cocktail reception).
To get started as a TELUS Friendly Future Foundation corporate partner, please contact the Foundation at:
Helping to make a difference in the community where you live can be as easy as connecting people in your network to a cause that matters. At the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation we are proud to partner with individuals, local organizations and businesses that want to help create a stronger community.
If you are hosting a community event and would like to amplify your impact, please consider selecting the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation as your charity of choice. We can help make your event a success.
Thank you! We are incredibly proud to have TELUS Team Members involved with the Friendly Future Foundation. They play an incredibly important role in the Foundation – serving as ambassadors for the cause and helping to rally the community.
If you would like to volunteer with the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, please let us know. If you are a TELUS Team Member and would like to make a donation in support of the Friendly Future Foundation, and have your donation matched by TELUS, please visit Team TELUS Cares.
Thank you for making a donation in support of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation. The Foundation issues tax receipts for donations of $20 and more.
For more information on tax receipt guidelines, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website’s charity giving section.
We can help you obtain a copy for your records. Please email your name, mailing address, phone number, amount of the donation and the approximate donation date to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team members will be in touch.