TPL Funding


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True Patriot Love Foundation is grounded in the vision and passion of its founders. Created to honour the service and sacrifice of Canadian Armed Forces serving members, Veterans and their families, True Patriot Love recognizes the importance of stepping forward to help fill the gaps in the delivery of social programming, Veteran transition, family supports and research for the benefit of those who stand for Canada and the families that support them.

Building on the milestones and partnerships of the past eight years, TPL is well positioned to have a bird’s eye view on program and funding needs across the country. TPL is focused on addressing the unique challenges faced by military families – unique lives influenced by multiple relocations, separation from family and friends and the willing acceptance of risk on behalf of a nation – drawing into focus the ongoing need for support from not only government but also, everyday citizens. TPL is agile and able to fill gaps in funding in a timely manner.

TPL values the trust of its supporters and is committed to funding grants for programs and activities that deliver impactful service to serving members, Veterans and their families, when and where they need it most.  A thoughtful evaluation process shaped by expert experience and insight allows for the funding of programs with a proven track record, great potential and much needed supports. Leading from the front, True Patriot Love is prepared to stand strong with the families, service members and veterans who have already given so much.

Apply for Funding

True Patriot Love provides the opportunity for charities and organizations to apply for funding of programs which are aligned with the Foundation’s mandate.  As a Foundation, True Patriot Love supports initiatives within the pillars of family supports, mental health, physical rehabilitation and all facets of veteran transition to benefit the active service members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and their families. We recognize and respect that overlap may exist amongst these initiatives and our Funds take this into consideration.

For our general application form, please click HERE.

At the present time, True Patriot Love Foundation administers three major funds. Each fund has a unique focus and timeline for applications:

Fund Focus Application Window Status
TPL Family & Children Fund Family Supports, Children & Youth Cycle 1: Mar 15 – Apr 24

Cycle 2: Aug – Oct


Bell TPL Fund Mental Health & Wellness Apr. 20 – Jun. 20 OPEN
TPL Family & Veteran Transition Fund Transition, Family supports Cycle 1: Mar 15 – Apr 24

Cycle 2: Aug – Oct



In addition to the funding cycles noted, True Patriot Love is forward thinking – grant applications are also accepted for larger funding requests on a rolling basis. This process allows for TPL to learn about new and promising initiatives across the country in real time and to direct support to top priority concerns in a timely and effective manner.

Please complete and submit the general application form to allow for an accurate assessment of feasibility and need. All applications are to be submitted to


Applications are reviewed in consultation with appropriate Fund Partners, the Disbursement Advisory Committee, and the True Patriot Love Board of Directors. Approval of recommendations by the TPL Board of Directors is required for grant disbursement. The TPL Board meets once every financial quarter and reserves the right to accept, decline or amend recommendations.

The True Patriot Love Disbursement Advisory Committee is appointed to provide expertise and national representation for insight on areas of need and programming to benefit the Canadian military community. The Disbursement Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from the military, academia, government and the community.


Canadian registered charities are eligible for consideration. Successful grant recipients will submit strong applications with details on programming which will be of direct benefit to Canadian Armed Forces service members, Veterans and their families. A Canadian Revenue Agency number is required.


  • Any program or service that is already offered or funded by the government. To find out what governmental services, programs and funding you may be eligible for, please read the relevant sections on:

National Defence and Canadian Forces, for regular and reservist members of the Canadian Forces

Veterans Affairs Canada, for veterans.

  • Programs that do not directly impact Canadian Veterans and military families
  • Politically-affiliated programs or organizations or lobbyists
  • Religious organizations
  • Individuals or individual families
  • Multimedia and art productions including projects, including films (documentary and feature), music and plays
  • Individual researchers
  • Staff salaries


Grant applications which address and provide details on the requirements below will be given preference. The following general application evaluation criteria apply to all applications.  Applicants are encouraged to review the areas of focus and specific criteria of each Fund separately.


Alignment and assessment of proposed project with True Patriot Love Foundation’s strategic goals and within the mandate of sponsoring partners (if applicable).


Expected number of beneficiaries/participants

Geographic Area representation


Budget and supporting financial documents are provided and allow for a clear financial assessment.

Previous funding application status and other formal funding partnerships

All applications are to include an annual report


Resource Assessment (Environment, Human, Industry)

Strategy for continued funding after disbursed funds have been used

Expected Outcomes

Ability to communicate and promote the Fund before, during and after the application process

Measurement of success of the program including strong impact reporting


Namita Joshi | Manager, Disbursements and Innovation

T: 416-628-4972