Advancing our legacy of giving

At TELUS, we understand that each unique community has unique needs. That’s why we put community funding in the hands of local leaders who know our communities best.

TELUS Community Boards

Our 13 TELUS Community Boards located across Canada make recommendations on the allocations of funds to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, ensuring funding supports the projects, places and people who need the support the most.

TELUS Community Action Grants

Community Action teams provide grants of up to $5,000 to Canadian registered charities and non-profit organizations in smaller communities where TELUS does not have Community Boards. They contribute thousands of dollars to hundreds of youth focused programs in our communities.

TELUS International Community Boards

Each year, TELUS International invests hundreds of thousands of dollars  to registered charities in the Philippines, Central America and Eastern Europe through our five TELUS International Community Boards.

Giving where we live

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

Made possible with an unprecedented $120 million donation from TELUS, the Foundation provides financial grants to charities across Canada working to help vulnerable youth thrive in our digital society through better access to health and educational opportunities, enabled by technology.

Building on the achievements of our 13 TELUS Community Boards across Canada, the TELUS Future Friendly Foundation will help vulnerable Canadians, especially youth, succeed for decades.

Together with the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, we have:

  • Supported 6,074 projects 

  • Contributed $71 M to grassroots organizations

Success stories

See how we are making a difference in communities across Canada and around the world.

Giving globally

Currently active in five countries, TELUS International Community Boards support grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

Community BoardProjects Funded2015 to 2018
Bulgaria88$400,000
El Salvador90$700,000
Guatemala93$700,000
Philippines79$700,000
Romania39$200,000