About Canada Post Community Foundation
With five years of fundraising and grants under its belt, the Canada Post Community Foundation is meeting its promise to deliver a brighter future for Canadian children and youth. In 2017 The Foundation granted $1.1 million in vital support to 103 community organizations across Canada. From breakfast programs, anti-bullying initiatives, camps for children living with serious illnesses, early literacy programs, crisis lines, health programs, recreational programs or special education programs, each program supported helps that community with their most vital resource—their children.
Funds are raised through an annual in-store campaign, sales of a special fundraising stamp and employee support. Employees are involved in reviewing applications (almost 1800 in 2017), providing to the Trustees recommendations for funding. The independent Board of Trustees, chaired by the President and CEO, provides final evaluation and decisions ensuring grants are awarded across the country and covering all aspects of support—education, community projects and health initiatives.
Over the past six years, the Foundation has allocated over $6 million to some 550 projects. Applications from registered charities, school programs or community organizations are invited annually for funding of projects consistent with the Foundation's objective to provide support for initiatives that benefit children.
Canada Post provides administrative support for the Foundation and facilitates fundraising activities. The Foundation's Trust Deed stipulates no more than 8% of funds raised for the Foundation may be used to cover overhead costs, though typically less than 4% of funds raised are used by the Foundation to support its work.