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Summer Orange Door Project Campaign

July 6, 2021 – August 1, 2021

1 in 5 youth in Canada experience homelessness. Through The Orange Door Project, The Home Depot Canada is helping to raise funds to support over 120 local organizations that are committed to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada. Please donate today.

Grant Programs

Grant Programs

Grants are available for registered Canadian charities and non-profits to support initiatives that prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada

Community Impact Grant Program  

As part of our commitment to continue supporting our partners through COVID-19 in their missions to prevent and end youth homelessness, The Home Depot Canada Foundation has established a Community Impact Grant Program. This funding will provide support to Canadian registered charities that continue to offer services to youth across Canada during these challenging times. The grant provides up to $10,000 for affordable housing, community-based improvement projects and/or emergency response because of COVID-19 that benefit Canadians in need.

Preference will be given to repair, renovation and/or improvement projects to housing and/or other support facilities (i.e., employment services) for homeless youth.

The Orange Door Project Grant

The Orange Door Project Grant

Closed 

January 14, 2021 – February 22, 2021

The Orange Door Project Grant program will consider applications from Canadian registered charities who are dedicated to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada through renovation, prevention, and employment/life skills programs. Maximum Grant is up to $50,000.00.

Renovations

Repairs, refurbishments and/or modifications to a housing accommodation or other support facility that benefits homeless youth.

Prevention

Programs that reduce the likelihood youth will experience homelessness or support youth who have been homeless and reduce chronic homelessness.

Employment

Programs that focus on critical supportive services with an emphasis on job readiness and employment programs.

Grant Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

Guidelines

Our primary focus is to support housing initiatives that benefits at-risk/homeless youth.

Please be advised, The Home Depot Canada Foundation does not fund:

  • Organizations that are not Revenue Canada designated charities.
  • Individuals
  • Fundraising initiatives, including auctions, benefits, dinners, exhibits, conferences and sports events.
  • Courtesy or journal advertising campaigns
  • Endowments or capital campaigns
  • Personal or group expeditions
  • Sports sponsorships
  •  Religious organizations
  • Public or private educational institutions
  • Childcare centres
  • Film, music, television, video and media production projects or broadcast underwriting.

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 email that my request has been received?

No, Community Impact Grant Program 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 canadafoundation@homedepot.com. The Orange Door Project Grant applicants will receive a response within four to five months of the full application deadline.

What are The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s funding priorities?

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to taking action on youth homelessness by 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 homeless youth. Eligible projects include small-scale affordable housing and neighbourhood improvement projects that involve rebuilding, repairing, painting, refurbishing, landscaping and planting.

When will I hear if my request has been approved?

Applications of our Community Impact Grants Program are notified within 4-6 weeks of receipt. The Orange Door Project Grant program applicants will be notified of their application status within four to five months of the application deadline. Please note that due to the large volume of requests we receive, we are unable to respond to telephone or e-mail inquires 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 charitable organizations that operate in Canada.

What does the Home Depot Canada Foundation define as youth?

The Foundation sees youth as between the ages of 13-29 years old. In some circumstances, especially in prevention, we support younger ages for intervention and outreach work.

Make a Difference

Help us end youth homelessness.

Together, we can give our youth the opportunity to realize a brighter future.

Questions?

Send your questions to canadafoundation@homedepot.com.  To apply for a grant, check out our Apply page.

Charitable Registration Number: 828431015RR0001