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Important programming update Learn More

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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

ATTENTION: In order to focus available resources on our COVID-19 emergency response, we are not accepting new grant applications at this time.  Applications submitted before April 1 will be processed as usual.

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)

ATTENTION: In order to focus available resources on our COVID-19 emergency response, we are not accepting new grant applications at this time.  Applications submitted before April 1 will be processed as usual.

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)

Application Closed

Closed Due to COVID-19 Emergency Response