Apply for funding

Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) proudly contribute to non-profit and charitable organizations in Canada and internationally.
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If you’re looking for an application form, you’ve come to the right place. Before jumping to apply, please take a look at the information below.

Please note that SEF only works in Canada and has minimal capacity for new donations at this time. If you have an idea that aligns with our funding priorities, review the types of funding available and eligibility criteria before applying.

Apply for funding

About the application form

  • This application form works best in Google Chrome and the latest version of Microsoft Edge.
  • The form allows you to collaborate with others to answer the questions.
  • If needed, you can download a read-only PDF of the application form to work offline.
  • Responses are automatically saved as you work on the form.
  • Remember to print or save your responses as a PDF before submitting. After you submit the form, you will receive a link to your completed submission.

Application review process and timelines

  • Once submitted, the SEF team will review your application.
  • All questions or decisions regarding the application will be communicated to the individual identified as the application contact.
  • We have limited capacity to support new donations at this time, but all applications will receive a response. You will be contacted if SEF believes it can support your request. In case the application does not align with Suncor or SEF, you will be provided with a reason for the decision.
  • You can expect to hear back within 12 weeks, although it may vary depending on the time of year.
  • We recommend submitting your application as early as possible from when funding is needed, especially for event sponsorships.
Apply for SEF funding

Types of funding available

Charitable donations

Suncor Energy Foundation proudly contributes to registered charitable organizations that align with SEF’s funding priorities: Indigenous, community and energy. Before applying, please review the details of these priorities.

Additional charitable donations are also made through the Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation™.


We support activities and events that align with 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.

Suncor Energy Foundation’s funding priorities are applicable to many of these donations, and a limited number of other sponsorships are considered by the Suncor brand management team.

Local giving

We invest in our local communities by addressing community issues in ways that seek solutions and benefits for all.

For more information about the kinds of causes supported in this category, visit the local giving page.

Post-secondary program

Suncor Energy Foundation’s donation program for Canadian post-secondary institutions is called “Reducing Barriers and Driving Innovation.” This program has a different application form than the funding form. It was created to further support SEF’s existing funding priorities but also go a step further and reduce or eliminate barriers to participation for students and community members while supporting society to be a more fair and sustainable economic system.

Apply for post-secondary funding online

Applications open early each year and close in mid-May.

Post-secondary program overview

(PDF, 7 pages, 440 KB)

SunCares employee giving program

Our employees are passionate about giving back to the communities where they live and work. Their engagement makes a difference to help build strong, sustainable communities. If you are an employee or a retiree seeking support for an initiative or volunteer activity, visit the employee giving page and do not fill out the SEF funding form.

Eligibility criteria

Neither Suncor nor SEF proceed with requests from the following types of organizations/initiatives except through employee giving:

  • Organizations that exclude persons from participating in any programming or operations due to their age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, ability, sexual orientation (with the exception of organizations who serve equity-deserving communities and are seeking to create safer spaces for such groups)
  • Religious organizations (except where they offer non-denominational community and social support services)
  • Organizations focused on a particular religious or political point-of-view
  • Private schools
  • Professional sports teams
  • Service clubs and fraternal organizations
  • Private clubs
  • Individuals, and individual pursuits
  • Debt-reduction campaigns