Corporate Funders

Air Canada

The company considers requests for donations from organizations working to improve the lives of Canada's youth as well as those conducting research into diseases. In some cases they make cash donations, in many others they donate promotional tickets.

Alcan Inc

Through its community investment program, Alcan contributes to Canadian nonprofits and charities in the areas of youth, education, technology, health care research, environment, sports, community services, and the arts.

www.alcan.com/web/publishing.nsf/content/donations+and+sponsorship+home

Allstate Foundation of Canada

Provides grants to charities and not-for-profit organizations that are involved in a variety of activities and/or educational initiatives around crime prevention, road safety, and home safety.

www.allstate.ca

Allstream Foundation

Allstream considers sponsorship opportunities in the areas of arts and culture and education. Potential charitable partners must represent organizations that are non-sectarian and non-denominational. They must also share the Allstream commitment to diversity and equal opportunity, ensuring that all segments of society can benefit from programs and services.

www.allstream.com/about/community/guidelines.html

American Express Foundation

American Express supports non-profit organizations that are preserving and enriching diverse cultural heritage, developing new leaders for tomorrow, and encouraging community service where its employees and customers live and work.

www212.americanexpress.com

AstraZeneca Foundation

This company focuses their funding on organizations with educational, research, and health promotion initiatives in health-care fields in which the company also has specific expertise. They also support community initiatives in Mississauga, Ontario and St. Laurent, Quebec, where many of their employees live and work.

www.astrazeneca.ca/en/community/areas.asp

Aviva Foundation

Aviva focuses their philanthropic efforts in the areas of safety, prevention, and protection of children, and primarily partner with the Think-First Foundation. To request a donation from Aviva, organizations must prepare a formal proposal to be submitted to their local Aviva branch.

https://www.avivacanada.com/product.php?content=DONATIONS&language=ENGLISH

Bayer

Offers monetary contributions, product donations for humanitarian work, and employee volunteer hours to support initiatives in the areas of science and innovation, education, health promotion, and relief and recovery efforts.

www.bayer.ca/?q=en/node/3

Bell Aliant

Committed to helping build healthy, vibrant and safe communities across the region. We create partnerships with organizations that help our youngest citizens reach their full potential and provide them with the resources they need to grow into happy, healthy adults.

bell.aliant.ca/english/about/aic_investment.shtml

Best Buy Canada

Best Buy supports communities across Canada through various initiatives, including the Best in Class fund which provides technology to schools in need. Local Best Buy stores also have individual giving budgets, with the mandate to donate the funds to local, non-profit, youth-oriented organizations. They also offer a Community Partner Award program which encourages staff to volunteer time to local non-profit agencies.

www.bestbuy.ca/companyinfo/EN/community_relations.asp?logon=&langid=EN&test%5Fcookie=1

BMO Financial Group

BMO welcomes the opportunity to contribute to both large and small organizations across a variety of areas including education, health, arts and culture, civic and community, and sports and athletics. Although support is broadly based, the focus is on assisting organizations and initiatives that encourage and facilitate learning.

www2.bmo.com/content/0,1263,divId-7_langId-1_navCode-3561,00.html

Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health

Guided by an independent board, this foundation supports front-line organizations serving patients, consumers, and caregivers while eliminating the stigma of mental illness and raising awareness of how it affects the lives of all Canadians. The foundation receives funds raised by Canada Post and its employees, as well as donations from the public.

www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/aboutus/cpfoundation/default.jsf

Canada Safeway

The Canada Safeway Foundation supports initiatives that feed, protect, and nurture children and families. In addition, the Foundation champions three company-wide causes: breast cancer research, prostate cancer research, and disaster relief in time of crisis.

www.canadasafewayfoundation.org

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a community-based charitable program that helps kids in financial need aged 4 -18 participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming so they can develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence. Canadian Tire's charitable activities also extend into community initiatives, the community crisis program, and the regional disaster recovery program.

corp.canadiantire.ca/EN/CSR/SOCIALRESPONSIBILITY/Pages/default.aspx

CIBC Community Investment Program

As one of Canada's largest corporate donors, CIBC is committed to fostering strong, healthy communities. Its support extends to health, education, community, arts and culture, the environment and United Way agencies, with a focus on youth.

www.cibc.com/ca/inside-cibc/in-your-community.html

Clarica Life Insurance Company

Invests approximately one-third of corporate donations in programs that promote the best possible future for Canada's children; promotes effective organ donation programs in hospitals throughout Canada; channels funds to skills enhancement education programs that build the confidence and qualifications of Canada's workforce; and offers a matching gifts program and volunteers program.

www.sunlife.ca/plan/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=5a6958c4afb03110vgnprod10000d490d09fRCRD

CN Community Investment Program

CN focuses its funding in four core areas: community safety, transportation education, community response, and United Way/Centraide.

www.cn.ca/en/corporate-citizenship-community.htm

The Co-Operators

In reviewing requests for funding, the following four main criteria are considered: to help a significant number of people; to help people help themselves; to have local Co-operators Board and/or staff involvement and/or support; to have broad community support.

www.cooperators.ca

Corus Entertainment

Corus offers assistance in the areas of public benefit, corporate sponsorship, charitable donations, and local fundraising. The primary focus of their giving strategy is on improving the lives of Canadian children by supporting programs that support play and development through arts and entertainment and improving the lives of Canadian women and their families by supporting programs and initiatives that offer training, skills development and tools that enhance the economic and personal independence of women.

www.corusent.com/home/Corporate/CommunityInvolvement/tabid/1725/Default.aspx?BrandID=83

Desjardins

Desjardins provides donations, sponsorships, and scholarships in communities across Canada. Desjardins and its network of caisses and subsidiaries support numerous community endeavours that contribute to economic development, health, the environment, community services, education, arts and culture, as well as sports and leisure.

www.desjardins.com/en/a_propos/profil/engagement/commandites

Devon Canada

Devon Canada's program, “Investing In People”, is intended to encourage employee retention via creative, healthy and respectful workplaces. The grant program focuses on building organizational, rather than individual, capacity.

www.calgarycvo.org/category/authored/other-organizations/devon-canada

Dofasco

This company funds registered charities and incorporated not-for-profit organizations that focus on any one of these sectors: arts and culture, civic and community, environment and conservation, education, health care, human and social services, and sports and recreation.

www.dofasco.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=339-410-416

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

The Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Charitable Donations Program aspires to epitomize "Social Partnership," by ensuring that relationships are developed and fostered that address broader social issues, allowing an environment of both increasing involvement and increasing benefits to all concerned.

www.fairmont.com

FedEx Canada

FedEx is especially interested in supporting non-profit organizations that request: 5% or less of a total project budget; contingency grants; or seed monies with the thought that other sources will contribute matching amounts. Charitable shipping is limited to emergency, disaster or life-threatening situations coordinated through a non-profit organization, disaster relief agency, or agency of the federal, provincial, or local government.

www.fedex.com/ca_english/about/overview/social/contributionguidelines.html?link=4

Finning Canada

Finning's community investment program provides program funding to registered non-profit organizations working in the field of education, particularly those dealing with the trades industry, as well as health organizations.

www.finning.ca/About/Corporate_Overview/Community_Investment/Default.aspx

Forzani Group Foundation

The foundation provides financial support to other registered charities, Canadian amateur athletic associations (and others) whose activities involve the promotion of physical fitness, health and wellness, the prevention and relief of sickness and disability, or the participation and education in sports across Canada.

www.forzanigroup.com/Home.aspx

George Weston Limited

George Weston Limited and its subsidiaries are committed to improving the quality of life in their local communities, and believe that business should partner with its employees to make a positive contribution to community organizations. Contributions of both cash and in-kind donations are made to voluntary organizations.

www.weston.ca/en/comm_main.html

GlaxoSmithKline Canada

Committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Charitable and community programs support projects that are innovative, sustainable and results-oriented.

www.gsk.ca/english/html/community/gsk-foundation.html

Gore Mutual Insurance Company Foundation

The foundation's mission is to support the communities served by Gore Mutual Insurance Company by aiding social services, education, health, cultural and environmental activities as may be in the best interest of these communities.

www.goremutual.ca/en/about/foundation.asp

Green Apple School Program

The Green Apple School Program is a Metro initiative created to encourage conservation and healthy living. They provide grants of $1,000 grants to primary and secondary schools with big ideas for green projects in their communities.

www.greenapplegrants.ca/home.en.html

Honda Canada Foundation

The Honda Canada Foundation values: education, environment, and engineering. The Foundation uses these three areas as guiding principles in its charitable focus on the belief that a healthy understanding of each area will help both individuals and communities flourish.

www.hondacanadafoundation.ca

Hewlett Packard Canada

HP's philanthropy and education programs focus on developing and supporting programs and partnerships that showcase HP technology while promoting educational opportunity and e-inclusion for people in underserved communities in Canada and around the world.

www.hp.com/canada/corporate/philanthropy/home.html

HBC Foundation

Each year the HBC Foundation, by working closely with local and national organizations across the country, invests more than $10 million towards three key areas: building healthy families, building strong communities, and inspiring Canadians.

www.hbc.com/hbc/socialresponsibility/foundation

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

The Indigo Love of Reading Fund provides new books and learning materials to high-needs elementary schools, enhancing the literacy and self-esteem of students. Indigo Books & Music Inc. commits more than $1.5 million annually to schools across the country.

www.loveofreading.org/code/navigate.asp?Id=1

Industrial Alliance Community Commitment Program

Industrial Alliance supports various aid and development organizations with direct financial support in the form of donations and sponsorships, giving preference to organizations that aim to improve quality of life and focus on either the health, university education or social service sectors.

www.inalco.com/english/company/donations/commitment/commitment.jsp

Keg Spirit Foundation

The foundation concentrates on supporting charities that focus on the development of children and youth. Letters of interest are accepted throughout the year, and grants are expected to be in the amount of $5,000.

kegsteakhouse.com/en/foundation/apply-for-a-grant

Jays Care Foundation

Part of the Toronto Blue Jays' community initiatives, the foundation funds youth baseball initiatives, as well as charities that offer kids with physical activity, education, and life-skills.

toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/tor/community/jays_care_foundation.jsp

KidReach

Microsoft Canada's national donations program that empowers young people by providing access to technology.

citizenship.microsoft.ca

KPMG Foundation

In addition to providing grants to post-secondary institutions across Canada, the KPMG Foundation supports a wide variety of activities relating to healthcare, children and youth needs, communities, and the environment, although grants to organizations in other fields are made. They also run an employee matching donation program.

www.kpmg.ca/foundation/index2.html

Manulife Financial

By promoting healthy futures, supporting leaders of tomorrow and by being a partner in the community, globally, Manulife Financial is committed to giving back to the community.

www.manulife.com/public/error/?404;www.manulife.com:80/corporate/corporate2.nsf/Public/corporategiving.html

Maple Lodge Farms Foundation

Funds donated directly by Maple Lodge Farms and other sources are administered by the foundation and used to provide the advancement of education, the community and scientific research.

www.maplelodgefarms.com/en/sponsors.asp?cn=13

Maple Leaf Foods Foundation

Philanthropic giving focuses on three sectors: effective health research and services; community and social services programs; and education, particularly in the area of food nutrition research.

www.mapleleaf.com/en/corporate/company-info/company-responsibility/corporate-giving

Mastercard Foundation

The foundation's mission is to advance effective and innovative programs in microfinance and youth education worldwide. Their goal is to help create opportunities for people to harness their own skills and resources to improve their quality of life.

www.themastercardfoundation.org

Matching Gift Companies

This site includes more than 500 companies that have matching gift programs in Canada, as well as basic information about the types of gifts that will be matched.

www.matchinggifts.com

McKesson Foundation

McKesson offers regional grants across Canada to organizations whose mission is to assist children and youth in the areas of health and education. Additionally, McKesson encourages employees to volunteer by offering a charitable incentive program, and also a matching gift program.

www.mckesson.ca/en/community/foundation.aspx

Microsoft Canada

Microsoft Canada believes it has a responsibility to help bridge the digital divide. Through its I Can Community Programs, Microsoft assists charities, nonprofits, and community groups across the country with support through financial aid, software, services, and volunteer support by its employees.

www.microsoft.com/canada/media/initiatives.mspx

Molson Inc

Molson gives to the community through a variety of initiatives that help build consumer loyalty and establish the Molson presence in large and small communities across Canada. Funding interests include youth leadership, volunteers, education, and sports.

www.molsoncoorscanada.com/en/Community.aspx

The Money Minding Foundation

The purpose of the foundation is to support financial literacy and programs which empower individuals and organizations to reach financial self-sufficiency. Provides support through investments and/or donations and will disburse grants and/or bursaries through an application process.

moneyminding.com/mm/foundation.php

Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC)

MEC focuses their community funding and support on wilderness conservation and environmental education; and supporting people in achieving the benefits of self-propelled wilderness-oriented recreation in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. MEC also supports the promotion of cooperative principles and sustainable business practices.

www.mec.ca/Main/content_text.jsp?FOLDER<>folder_id=1408474396038943&FOLDER<>browsePath=1408474396038943&bmUID=1199510167575

Nissan Canada Foundation

Dedicated to serving Canadian senior citizens, the foundation helps raise and distribute funds to non-profit organizations that serve seniors. It also works to raise awareness about the needs and concerns of seniors.

www.foundation.nissan.ca

Ontario Power Generation

The company's corporate citizenship program complements employees' individual contributions by supporting not-for-profit organizations and local groups undertaking innovative programs to strengthen and support healthy, vibrant communities. Provides support to programs that promote environmental initiatives and excellence in science and technology.

www.opg.com/community

Oracle Canada

Through Oracle Giving, Oracle Canada responds directly to the financial needs of medical research, endangered animal protection, environmental protection, and K-12 math, science and technology education.

www.oracle.com/corporate/community/index.html

Petro-Canada National Community Involvement Programs

Although education is the focus of the National Community Investment Program, the company also provides support to help meet more fundamental community needs, like poverty, child hunger and homelessness.

retail.petro-canada.ca/en/inmycommunity/211.aspx

PetSmart Charities

Formed to fight pet overpopulation, this division of the PetSmart company provides a multitude of resources to animal welfare organizations, including spay/neuter and horse care grants.

www.petsmartcharities.org

Presidents Choice Children's Charities

The President's Choice Children's Charity is dedicated to helping children who are physically or developmentally challenged. They help families who have children born with disabilities such as Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, and Muscular Dystrophy.

www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnline/aboutUsCharity.jsp

Royal Bank Financial Group

In the company's "Community Centre", find a wide range of information about the bank's donation, sponsorship and voluntarism programs.

www.rbc.com/responsibility

Saputo

Saputo focuses its community involvement on organizations that foster youth development, targeting three general areas: children’s nutrition, physical activity (especially soccer), and youth entrepreneurship.

www.saputo.com/investors-and-medias/social/default.aspx?langtype=3084

Shell Canada

Provides funding primarily in the areas of education and the environment, and supports local communities through the Shell Community Service Fund.

www.shell.ca

Staples Business Depot

Staples Business Depot supports organizations and initiatives that focus on education, environment and entrepreneurship.

www.staplesinthecommunity.ca

Suncor Energy

Suncor is committed to enhancing the quality of life through investments that strengthen the communities; advance education, address environmental issues, and support the volunteer efforts and charitable giving of their employees. They do this through sponsorship, charitable donations, and employee giving programs.

www.suncor.ca/en/community/297.aspx

Syncrude Community Investment Program

The community program focuses on the areas of education, environment, health and safety, science and technology, Aboriginal relations, local community development, arts and culture, and recreation. Their Good Neighbours program supports the efforts of employees by providing grants to the groups for which they volunteer.

www.syncrude.ca/users/folder.asp?FolderID=5643

TD Bank Financial Group (TDBFG)

TDDFG's charitable giving philosophy places emphasis on three fundamental elements of a bright future - children's health, children's education and literacy, and the environment.

www.td.com/corporateresponsibility/community/index.jsp

Telus

Telus' community investment efforts are focused in three areas - arts and culture, education and sport, and health and well-being in our environment. Their community boards are located in regions across Canada to better administer the company's community investment program.

about.telus.com/community/community_boards

TransCanada

TransCanada offers funding assistance and in-kind gifts of furniture, computer equipment, and vehicles to nonprofits who meet their funding guidelines and focus on one of five key areas: education, health, human services, environment, and civic investment.

www.transcanada.com/social/connections_investment.html

Tribal Councils Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd. (TCIG)

The TCIG Charitable Foundation offers grants to Aboriginal organizations that are registered as charities with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It generally provides support for special activities undertaken by existing organizations, and does not provide any funding for an organization's core operations.

www.tcig.biz/07/page.php?page_id=26

Unilever Canada

Unilever Canada’s community vitality initiative focuses mainly on the two areas that they feel are most significant to Canada and its people, helping the healthy development of children between the ages of 0-5, and the environment by protecting rivers, lakes and wetlands.

www.unilever.ca/ourvalues/environmentandsociety/UC_Foundation/default.asp

Whole Market Foods

Each Whole Foods store is responsible for community giving within their local area. Not only does each store provide food to local food banks and shelters, but they also hold several "5%" days throughout the year, where 5% of the sales of that day are donated to local groups. Donation request forms are available from each individual store.

www.wholefoodsmarket.com/values/giving.php

Xerox Canada - Community Contribution Program

Xerox Canada supports registered charities, particularly those that focus on information technology literacy, through scholarships, matching gifts, and other donation programs.

www.xerox.com/about-xerox/social-responsibility/contributions/enca.html

Zellers Family Fund

Developed to provide financial assistance and employee involvement to charities that support the health, well being, and education of Canadian families.

www.hbc.com/hbc/socialresponsibility/foundation