The Home Depot Canada Foundation believes that good neighbours make great neighbourhoods. The Foundation is dedicated to sharing our time, knowledge and resources to support affordable housing and build strong communities for Canadians in need. Our Primary focus is supporting initiatives that directly benefit homeless youth, by providing access to safe, stable housing and support services.
As such, we provide support to Canadian registered charities who share our commitment to building strong communities and helping homeless and vulnerable youth through two grant programs:
1. Community Impact Grants - provides registered Canadian charities with funding for affordable housing and community based improvement projects that benefit Canadians in need. Our primary focus is on supporting initiatives that prevent and end youth homelessness. As such, 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.
Maximum Grant: $5,000 (cash and/or The Home Depot gift card)
Application deadline: Applications are accepted year-round for this program.
Eligible Projects include but are not limited to: small-scale renovation and repair projects and programs that benefit vulnerable youth and affordable housing and neighbourhood improvement projects that involve rebuilding, repairing, painting, refurbishing, landscaping, and planting.
2. The Orange Door Project Grant Program - provides funding to Canadian registered charities making repairs, refurbishments and/or modifications to a housing accommodation or other support facility that benefits homeless youth.
Maximum Grant: Up to $50,000 cash
Key Dates: The deadline for applications for this program has passed.
Please check back regularly for information on our next granting cycle or click here to have your contact information added to our database so we can notify you when we begin accepting applications again.
Eligible Projects include but are not limited to: window replacement, weatherizing, painting, enhancements to the outdoor landscape (i.e. trees, gardens, seating areas), lighting or fixture upgrade projects, insulation improvements, small kitchen or washroom renovations.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation supports the development of affordable housing and community improvement projects that make lasting physical improvements to the neighbourhoods we serve. Our primary focus is to support housing initiatives that benefit homeless youth.
Organizations and projects that meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
N.B. Preference will be given to housing projects that benefit homeless youth.
Preference will also be given to projects that encourage the involvement of volunteers (local The Home Depot associate volunteers and/or community volunteers).
Please be advised, The Home Depot Canada Foundation does not fund:
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 have supported this year.
The deadline for preliminary applications for The Orange Door Project grant program (formerly the Affordable Housing Grant Program) has passed. Please check back regularly for information about our next granting cycle.
Applications for our Community Impact Grants Program are reviewed throughout the year. Organizations can expect to receive a response within four to six weeks of their submission date.
Submit an online application using the link on the Grant Programs page.
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 email@example.com. The Orange Door Project grant applicants will receive a response within three months of the full application deadline.
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.
The dollar amount of a grant depends on the funding required for the specific project. Grants issued through our Community Impact Grants Program generally do not exceed $5,000 and grants issued through our The Orange Door Project grant program are a maximum of $50,000 each.
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.
Yes, The Home Depot Canada Foundation does not fund:
The Home Depot Canada Foundation guidelines restrict funding to Canadian charities with a charitable registration number assigned by Canada Revenue Agency.
Applicants of our Community Impact Grants Program are notified within four to six weeks of receipt. The Orange Door Project grant program applicants will be notified of their application status within three months of the full application deadline.
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.
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.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation provides funding to charitable organizations that operate in Canada.
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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 charitable organizations. To learn more about community based volunteer opportunities please contact one of our community partners directly.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you have.