Bell TPL Fund


Created in 2013, the Bell True Patriot Love Fund provides charitable organizations from across Canada with a total of $1 million over four years in support of mental health programs of military families, veterans, and serving members.

With Bell Let’s Talk and True Patriot Love matching funds for the program, the fund distributes $250,000 annually ( 2013-2016), in grants of $5,000 to $25,000. Since 2013, the Fund has provided 48 grants across Canada to programs delivered through Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) and other charities who work to improve access to mental health care in military communities across the country.

Focus of the Bell True Patriot Love Fund:

  • Mental health and well being


The 2016 Bell TPL Fund Application Window is now closed!


  1. Organizations must be Canadian registered charities with a CRA number
  2. Projects must benefit Canadian Armed Forces service members, veterans and/or their families
  3. Applications must be received during the application window Mon. June 27, 2016 – Friday. Aug 26, 2016 at 5pm EST
  4. Funding requests must not exceed the maximum grant amount ($5,000 to $25,000)

Specific Criteria

5. Mental Health initiative (see

In addition to the specific criteria noted above, grant applications to the Bell TPL Fund which address and provide details on the requirements below will be given preference.


The Bell True Patriot Love Fund supports projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for Canadian Armed Forces service members, their families and veterans.

Projects should leverage, expand or replicate proven programs and services already being offered by mental health agencies, MFRCs or other organizations who provide mental health care to military members, families and veterans

Having secured funding from other sources for the project is an asset

Applications should be evidence- based and must have clear objectives, a measurement plan and specifically address project sustainability post funding

Specify the number or increased number of individuals helped through the project

Supporting Opinions – Letter of Support, testimonials, expert opinion on need of service proposed


Expected number of beneficiaries/participants/individuals served and supported by the project

Geographic scope


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

Previous funding application status and other formal funding partnerships


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 potential impact of funding


For more information, please contact:

Namita Joshi, Manager of Disbursements & Innovation

Phone: (416) 628 4972