Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) proudly contribute to non-profit and charitable organizations in Canada and internationally.
Please note, while we remain committed to our Suncor community investment and SEF strategy and we proudly contribute to non-profit and charitable organizations in Canada and internationally, at this time our budget only allows us to consider a limited number of new partnerships or community initiatives. We are continuing to honour all existing, committed community donations and sponsorships.
As we adjust to the evolving situation caused by the pandemic, we will review our approach to new donations quarterly, or more frequently as conditions change, and will update this message accordingly.
Along the way, our SunCares employee program continues to be a key opportunity to engage our employees and support communities, and our matching program employee donations made through SunCares will continue.
In addition, our colleagues in other parts of Suncor may be able to provide (limited) in-kind or sponsorship support. For inquiries specific to items of this nature, please contact email@example.com.
Types of funding
Suncor and SEF proudly contribute to registered charitable organizations in Canada and internationally that align with our community investment funding priorities: Indigenous Peoples, community resilience and energy future. Before applying, please review the details of these priorities.
Suncor supports non-profit and charitable activities and events that align with our community investment funding priorities and business interests through sponsorships and donations (including donations to organizations that do not have charitable status), financial assistance, in-kind contributions, product donations and event sponsorships.
SEF’s donation program for Canadian post-secondary institutions is called “Driving Innovation and Reducing Barriers.” This program was created to further support SEF’s existing funding priorities, and reduce or eliminate barriers to participation for students and community members while supporting society in moving toward a more fair and sustainable economic system.
More information about the program is available here:
The application period for this program is currently closed. If you are inquiring about the program for 2022, we anticipate releasing information about the application process in late 2021/early 2022. If you are inquiring about the status of your 2021 application, all complete applications currently under review. The SEF Board will make final decisions in late September and we will then advise all applicants of the status of their application.
Our employees are passionate about giving back to the communities where they live and work. Their engagement makes a difference in helping to build strong, sustainable communities. If you are an employee or a retiree seeking support for an initiative or volunteer activity you’re involved in, please visit SunCares.
Please note the following organizations and initiatives are ineligible to receive funding:
- Religious organizations (except where they represent non-denominational community and social support services)
- Private schools
- Professional sports teams
- Service clubs and fraternal organizations
- Professional solicitors or third-party fundraising
- Private clubs funded through membership fees
- Individuals, and individual pursuits
- Debt-reduction campaigns
- Goodwill advertising
- Organizations focused on the advocacy of a particular social, religious, moral, political or economic point-of-view