Frequently Asked Questions
When do I need to apply for funding? Is there a deadline for submitting requests?
The deadline for our current cycle of Affordable Housing Grants has passed. As such, we are not accepting applications for this program at this time. Please check back regularly for more information about this program.
Community Grants Program requests are reviewed throughout the year. Organizations can expect to receive a response within four to six weeks of receipt.
How do I apply for a donation from The Home Depot Canada Foundation?
Submit an online application using the link on the Grant Programs page.
Should I confirm via phone or e-mail that my request has been received?
No, all applicants will receive a response within four to six weeks of submitting their request. Should you not receive a response in this timeframe please send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Affordable Housing Grant Program applicants will receive a response within three months of the deadline date.
Can I present my project in person?
Due to the high volume of requests we receive, our policy is to have all proposals submitted using our online application form. We ensure that every proposal is assessed on its merits, and evaluated based on our funding criteria. Should we have additional questions about it, we will contact you directly to discuss it further.
How much is a reasonable request?
The dollar amount of a grant depends on the funding required for the specific project. Grants issued through our Community Grants Program generally do not exceed $5,000 and grants issued through our Affordable Housing Grants Program are a maximum of $25,000 each.
What are The Home Depot Canada Foundation's funding priorities?
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to supporting the housing needs of Canada's youth. As such, preference is given to projects that support the development of affordable housing and community improvement projects that benefit Canadian youth in need. Eligible projects include small-scale affordable housing and neighbourhood improvement projects that involve rebuilding, repairing, painting, refurbishing, landscaping, and planting.
Are there areas that The Home Depot Canada Foundation does not fund?
Yes, The Home Depot Canada Foundation does not fund:
- Organizations that are not Revenue Canada designated charities
- Fundraising initiatives, including auctions, benefits, dinners, exhibits, conferences and sports events
- Courtesy or journal advertising campaigns
- Endowments or capital campaigns
- Administrative or capital costs (e.g. overhead, office equipment, salaries)
- Personal or group expeditions
- Sports teams and sponsorships
- Religious organizations
- Public or private educational institutions
- Child care centres
- Film, music, television, video and media production projects or broadcast underwriting
Are individual causes eligible for donations?
The Home Depot Canada Foundation guidelines restrict funding to Canadian charities with a charitable registration number assigned by Canada Revenue Agency.
When will I hear if my request has been approved?
Applicants of our Community Grants Program are notified within four to six weeks of receipt. Affordable Housing Grants Program applicants receive a response within three months of the deadline date. Please note that due to the large volume of requests we receive, we are unable to respond to telephone or e-mail inquiries regarding the status of requests.
My request falls within your funding criteria but it was declined, why?
The Home Depot Canada Foundation receives many more applications that it can fund, and even though your request may meet our funding criteria, the funds may not be available at the time. We suggest you apply again in the following calendar year. Please note that due to the large volume of requests we receive, we are unable to respond to telephone or e-mail inquiries regarding the details of declined requests.
Does The Home Depot Canada Foundation have geographic restrictions?
The Home Depot Canada Foundation provides funding to organizations where The Home Depot Canada has a retail presence.
How can I volunteer at a Team Depot project?
Team Depot is The Home Depot's associate volunteer force. This program is an opportunity for The Home Depot's associates to offer their expertise and service to non-profit organizations. To learn more about community based volunteer opportunities please contact one of our community partners directly.
My question is not addressed here. Who can I contact?
Please e-mail email@example.com with any additional questions you have.