The Orange Door Project Campaign

Thank you to our suppliers, customers, and associates for their generous support in 2020! You have helped us support vulnerable and at-risk youth across Canada.

Community Impact Grant Program  

Opened March 3, 2021

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 Community Impact Grant Program provides grants 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 such as employment services for homeless youth.

The Orange Door Project Grants

The Orange Door Project Grants  

Closed, this program will reopen in 2022

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. The Orange Door Project Grant provides grants of up to $50,000

Renovations: repairs, refurbishments and/or modifications to a housing accommodation or other support facility that benefits homeless youth

Prevention: programs that reduce the likelihood that youth will experience homelessness. Alternatively, programs that support youth who have been homeless that allow them to stabilize their housing, enhance integration and social inclusion and reduce their risk of recurring homelessness. The program to which you are applying for funding must address one of the following:

Early intervention support to help young people (and their families) who are at risk of homelessness

Support to ensure young people transitioning from child protection services, foster care and/or group homes corrections or healthcare avoid homelessness

Sustainable support for young people exiting homelessness that focuses on health, well-being, and social inclusion

Employment/Life Skills: Programs that focus on critical supportive services with an emphasis on job readiness and employment programs

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to supporting charities that work to prevent and end youth Homelessness in Canada.  We provide 3 grant programs for registered charities to apply to: Community Impact Grants, The Orange Door Project Grants and Orange Door Awards.

2 Team Depot associates planting a tree

Community Impact Grants

Provides charities with funding up to $10,000 (cash and/or gift card) for affordable housing and community-based improvement projects. 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 given the Foundation’s primary focus on preventing and ending youth homelessness.

Applications will open July 6th 2020.

Team Depot associates cheering and holding a $50,000 grant check for La Mission Bon Accueil

Orange Door Project Grants

Provides grants up to $50,000 to charities working to prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada. Funding is provided for renovation projects, prevention initiatives and employment/life skills programs.

The Orange Door Project Grants will open in January 2021.

7 recipients of the 2018 Orange Door Award

Orange Door Awards

Provides a $25,000 award to charities that incorporate the voice and opinions of youth into programs designed to prevent and/or end youth homelessness in Canada.

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.
  • Child care centres.
  • Film, music, television, video and media production projects or broadcast underwriting.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is proud to support our national partners as well as registered Canadian charities that share our commitment to developing affordable housing and completing community improvement projects that make lasting physical improvements to the neighbourhoods we serve. Please click here for a complete list of the organizations and projects we supported in 2019.

Make a Difference

Help us end youth homelessness.

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


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

Charitable Registration Number: 828431015RR0001