Community Foundation

Children’s programs grants

The Canada Post Community Foundation gives out grants every year to support children and youth. Since 2012, the Foundation has granted over $12.3 million to 1,100 projects across Canada.

Learn about the Foundation and apply for a grant

How grant funds are accumulated

Funds for Community Foundation grants come from annual in-store campaigns, sales from a special fundraising stamp, Canada Post employee donation support and public support.

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The Foundation offers 3 different types of grants

Grants for community-based support projects

Most of the grants we 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.

Find out if you qualify

Children’s projects the Foundation supports

Our 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