Get funding for your community

All connected for good means making a difference in communities in Canada and worldwide primarily by empowering vulnerable populations through technology. With our help, your favorite charity can receive the support they need to make a difference.


Please note: If your organization has a sponsorship opportunity you would like TELUS to consider, please apply using our online sponsorship submission process.

TELUS Community Boards

In 2018, we launched the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation an independent charitable organization founded to address the social and economic challenges facing Canada’s disadvantaged youth. 

For more information on accessing funding please visit the Foundation's website.

Community Action Grants

Our Community Action teams serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities and non-profit organizations. TELUS Community Action teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000.

TELUS International Community Boards

Each year, TELUS International invests hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Philippines, Central America and Eastern Europe to registered charities through our five TELUS International Community Boards. The maximum investment our International Community Boards will consider is $5,000, with a maximum of two per year funded at $10,000.

How to get funded

1

Read the guidelines and deadlines below

2

Go through the online application process

3

Receive funds for your organization

4

Help us build stronger communities

Guidelines

TELUS Community Funding

At TELUS, we give where we live. That’s why we put community funding in the hands of local leaders. TELUS funds  eight regional community action teams in Canada, as well as five community boards internationally. With each unique community come unique needs. We fund programs that best meet our vision and clearly demonstrate the criteria outlined below:

  • Focus on enabling youth to succeed

  • Aligns with our interest in health and education

  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery

  • Defines and measures social outcomes

A few things you should know:

  • We can only consider single-year requests

  • Funding for capital investments must directly support youth and involve technology and/or social innovation

  • Operating costs directly associated with program delivery are eligible for support, including salaries or space dedicated to a program. Ineligible operating costs are those which support the charity as a whole, including utilities and overhead salaries

  • Community foundations are eligible for funding only if a specific program managed by the foundation fits within existing funding guidelines.

  • Support for a capital campaign or general donation is outside of funding guidelines and therefore ineligible.

Organizations and programs that would be considered ineligible:

  • Religious or sectarian organizations except where they represent non-denominational community and social support services and special interest groups

  • In-kind donations such as local or long-distance telephone services, or requests for reduced rates on telecommunication rates or services

  • Retroactive requests

  • We are unable to provide regional funding for initiatives that take place outside of Canada

  • Funding for individuals,  competitive sports teams, goodwill advertising, travel expenses or beauty pageants