The Fundraising Grants program aims to meet the ongoing needs and requests of team members to have their fundraising efforts matched by TELUS. Team members who fundraise for a Canadian registered charity can apply for TELUS to match their efforts up to $500 in one calendar year, which can be split between up to three charities.
To ensure that a variety of events and charities can benefit from this program, a maximum of $25,000 can be claimed for each charity, per year. For the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes -- given that it is our key fundraising event -- we match up to $50,000 of team member fundraising efforts in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
In 2011, TELUS donated $280,900 to 197 Canadian registered charities in recognition of 786 team members who raised $612,700.