Canada Post gives grants to charitable organizations, schools, libraries and communities to support children and youth (up to age 21) initiatives. Find out if your project qualifies for a grant.

Types of projects that are eligible for grants

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.

Grant funds

Over the past 8 years, the Community Foundation has given over $8 million to more than 780 projects in an effort to positively impact our communities.

How much is each grant?

Project grants: Grants are awarded up to $25,000. Grants to schools, school/parent organizations, daycares, sports teams and all recreation facilities (for example, pools, ice rinks, skateboard parks) can receive up to a maximum of $5,000.

Signature Grant: National organizations that support children and youth projects are eligible to apply for a $50,000* grant.

How grant funds are accumulated

Funds for Community Foundation grants come from:

  • Annual in-store campaigns
  • Sales from special fundraising stamp
  • Employee donation support

Review the financial statements of the Community Foundation for an annual breakdown of donations and Foundation activities.

Who can apply for a grant?

  • Registered charities and non-profit organizations
  • Schools
  • Community or Indigenous Peoples groups
  • Libraries
  • Canadian amateur athletic associations

You can find out more on the website here.