When you’re running a charity, fundraising is key to your success.
However, searching for charity grants can sometimes feel like a never-ending pool of options. To help you in your search, check out our top 5 tips to consider when searching.
Charity grants are offered by many large corporations*, such as Canada Post. Since larger corporations tend to have longer wait/response times, including them in your list of grants to apply for doesn’t hurt. However, it’s important to understand that you shouldn’t rely on this grant alone.
For this edition of our Charity Funders Spotlight, let’s take a deeper look into the Canada Post Community Foundation.
About Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canada Post Community Foundation provides grants to Canadian schools, charities, and community organizations that aim to make a difference in the lives of children and youth.
If your charity works to do the same, it may be worth your time to submit a grant application. To help you determine whether that’s the case, let’s take a look at the types of grants they offer, and the projects they like to support.
Types of Grants
The Canada Post Community Foundation offers three different types of grants:
- Community-based Projects: for organizations to use towards projects that expand existing services or create new ones within your organization
- Signature Grant: for national organizations that deliver programs or support to Canadian children and youth
- Indigenous Truth & Reconciliation: for Indigenous regional or local organizations that offer programs that support Indigenous children and youth with principles anchored to Indigenous truth and reconciliation
Projects they Support
Canada Post Community Foundation supports projects that focus on making a positive impact on the lives of children and youth across Canada. Canada Post grants focus on three main areas:
- Community: supporting better futures for children
- Education: supporting education, therapeutic and rehabilitative programs
- Health: supporting children’s health and physical activity
You can check out past recipients of grants from the Community Foundation here.
Working With Grant Advance to Secure Funding
At Grant Advance, we help charities with their grant applications to help break down the intimidating barriers that exist when it comes to grant writing and applications.
For instance, our unique Document Generator has helped thousands of Canadian organizations in the non-profit sector with step-by-step guidance on how to write and submit professional, industry-standard grant proposals – even if they had never applied for grant funding before.
Our expertise in the charity fundraising and fund development industry can help you achieve your organization’s fundraising goals. From research and grant writing tools to campaign management to final grant approval, we’ll be here to help you with any stage of your charity fundraising journey.
If you’re interested in working with Grant Advance for charity fundraising, learn more about our process.
*DISCLAIMER: Large national foundations, such as this, should absolutely be on your list of philanthropic organizations to start nurturing. However, they often have stringent application and reporting processes, long timelines, and LOTS of applicants. We know a better way. Get in touch with us and we will find family and private foundations that fund your region and your cause, that often only require a 2-page letter of inquiry to secure funding. We invite you to expedite your process and results, with a Complimentary Family Foundation Research Session, today! “