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Community fund

​​​​ Doctor_Baby.jpgDo you have a heart-healthy initiative? Request our support.

We provide funding from $5,000 to $50,000 to organizations that aim to improve the heart health of people in communities all over North America.​

​If you would like to apply for support on behalf of your organization, please review our funding priorities and the guidelines below before completing our online application.

Applications for donations and sponsorhips for 2016 must be submitted no later ​than November 30, 2016. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed in January 2017.

Guidelines for funding

Your organization must be:

  1. ​​Located and serving communities within the vicinity of CP operations.
  2. A registered charity and eligible to issue official tax receipts for donations, an established not-for-profit community organization, or a hospital foundation or social service agency. 
  3. In sound financial standing, or able to demonstrate that it has a plan for repairing difficult financial circumstances.

Our priority is saving lives through:

  • ​​Research
  • Better access to cardiac emergency response equipment and treatment
  • Preventing heart disease by empowering people to lead healthier lives through healthy eating, increased physical activity, and managing blood pressure ​

How to apply

Our online funding application takes about 30 minutes to complete, depending on the details of your request. If necessary, you can save a partially completed application and return to it later. The following steps are recommended:

  1. ​​Review our guidelines (listed above) to ensure your organization is eligible.
  2. Complete our online application form​. Before you submit the application, make sure all fields are completed. 
  3. Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email confirming it has been received. Once the review process begins, we will periodically send emails to update you on the status of your request.

    We do our best to review applications in a timely manner, but please expect our review process to take at least 30 days.

Exclusions

​Except in special circumstances as may be determined by CP, donations will not be made in support of the following:

  • ​Advertising
  • Capital campaigns (brick-and-mortar projects)
  • Door prizes, raffle or auction items
  • Fraternal and partisan organizations
  • Individuals and/or individual families
  • Political events
  • Professional conventions, conferences or seminars, unless industry-related​
  • ​Professional trade groups
  • Programs located outside of the regions or communities where CP does business
  • Religious organizations (except for those with non-faith based purposes)
  • Travel for individuals or groups

​Many of our employees donate their time to non-profit and charitable organizations, from coaching youth sports teams to board participation. Organizations should not assume that CP employee participation automatically pre-qualifies them for funding.

​The review process

Our Community Investment Team reviews requests from January 1 to November 30 of each year. Any applications submitted in December will be reviewed in January of the following year. Please be aware that we require at least 30 days to review a request and respond with a funding decision. For larger requests, it could take up to six months before a decision is made, depending on whether additional information is required, or other factors. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of a request as soon as a decision is made.

​​The completed form must be submitted through this website. Due to the nature of our evaluation process, applications sent by fax or regular mail cannot be accepted and will not be evaluated.​