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Grants to fuel learning

Grants are available for schools and local non-profits to deliver nutritious meals, snacks and food-based education programs.

Meal Program Support
Food-based Education Programs
Nutrition Grant

Grants for Non-Profits

Hunger can limit a child’s ability to succeed, so our aim is to remove food as a barrier to learning by increasing food access and food knowledge for Canadian children.

President's Choice Children’s Charity grants up to $10,000 for local, non-profit organizations to deliver nutritious food and food-based education programs across Canada, fueling learning and empowering children and youth to make healthier choices.

Nutrition Grant

This grant may be used to cover the costs associated with the purchase of food and consumable supplies to provide a snack during out-of-school learning and development programs up to $10,000 annually. Grants are not intended to cover the cost of equipment, staff, or travel.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to receive a President's Choice Children’s Charity Community Fund Grant, organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Serve children up to 19 years old

  • Be delivered out-of-school hours, between September 1 and June 30

  • Have a proven record of improving learning and development

  • Snacks are universally available to all participants, every session, at no cost

  • Snacks must include at least one serving of fruits or vegetables, plus one serving of either protein or whole grain based on the new version of Canada’s Food Guide and/or Canada’s Food Guide for First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and adhere to provincial nutrition policies (where applicable)

Exclusions

  • Grants cannot be used for therapeutic feeding programs, athletic sponsorships, contests, fundraising events, salaries or stipends

  • Third party fundraising organizations, faith-based organizations, individuals or individual pursuits, day care centers, sports teams or activities, and private clubs;

  • Programs that limit participation on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), disability, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations;

  • President's Choice Children’s Charity program partner sites (Pathways to Education, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Community Food Centers)

This grant may be used to cover the costs associated with the purchase of food and consumable supplies to provide a snack during out-of-school learning and development programs up to $10,000 annually. Grants are not intended to cover the cost of equipment, staff, or travel.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to receive a President's Choice Children’s Charity Community Fund Grant, organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Serve children up to 19 years old

  • Be delivered out-of-school hours, between September 1 and June 30

  • Have a proven record of improving learning and development

  • Snacks are universally available to all participants, every session, at no cost

  • Snacks must include at least one serving of fruits or vegetables, plus one serving of either protein or whole grain based on the new version of Canada’s Food Guide and/or Canada’s Food Guide for First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and adhere to provincial nutrition policies (where applicable)

Exclusions

  • Grants cannot be used for therapeutic feeding programs, athletic sponsorships, contests, fundraising events, salaries or stipends

  • Third party fundraising organizations, faith-based organizations, individuals or individual pursuits, day care centers, sports teams or activities, and private clubs;

  • Programs that limit participation on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), disability, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations;

  • President's Choice Children’s Charity program partner sites (Pathways to Education, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Community Food Centers)

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