TELUS Friendly Future Foundation FAQs
We’re giving vulnerable kids a friendlier future in a challenging world by empowering youth in-need through enhanced access to technology, health and educational programs.
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 # 88748741RR0001.
We empower kids with the technology they need today to build a brighter future for tomorrow.
Founded in 2018, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation partners with the TELUS Community Boards to fund programs, services and technology for registered Canadian charities helping communities, particularly youth, who need it most.
Our funding priorities are:
- Supporting access to digital connectivity and educational programming for youth
- Building healthier communities through social inclusion
- Providing immediate care to communities needing critical disaster relief
In response to growing social challenges impacting lives in very different ways, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation was established to ensure that grassroots charities have the resources they need to continue their important efforts to help support and uplift vulnerable Canadians - especially at-risk youth.
Thanks to the generosity of our Founding Donor, TELUS, all general administrative expenses incurred by the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation are covered; 100 percent of donations received go directly to programs and organizations aligned to our mission and vision.
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is an independent registered charity dedicated to funding local, grassroots programs in communities across Canada. Because every unique community has its own unique needs, TELUS established 13 Community Boards throughout Canada to make recommendations on the allocation of the Foundation’s funds.
The 13 Canadian TELUS Community Boards are comprised of local leaders who know their communities best. This award-winning model empowers those local leaders, entrusting them to make recommendations on the projects, places and people that need the Foundation’s support the most.
Each year, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation submits its audited financial statements to the CRA, which then posts them on its website. Thanks to the generosity of TELUS, our Founding Donor, all general administrative expenses incurred by the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation are covered so that 100 percent of donations received go directly to programs and organizations aligned with our mission and vision.
Too many Canadians face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Each and every day, individuals and families struggle with mental health and addiction, financial instability and lack of access to safe and inclusive environments for learning and development.
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation invests in important resources and services to help connect communities and break down societal barriers.
In order to drive that change, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is launching the Founding Partner Campaign featuring a group of dedicated community and business leaders who are joining forces to help raise funds and awareness for those in need.
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’s through your generosity that we are able to invest in innovative technology and services that will help the most vulnerable members of our community.
As a TELUS customer
Customers in British Columbia and Alberta with two or more eligible services earn exclusive TELUS Rewards™ points. Points donated to the Foundation will help kids in need. Learn more.
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 our 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.