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Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) proudly contribute to non-profit and charitable organizations in Canada and internationally.
The exterior of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre at MacDonald Island Park.

If you’re looking for an application form, you’ve come to the right place. We are updating our processes and forms to ensure an easier and more accessible process for applicants. In the meantime, please contact us at, and we will get back to you if the idea fits within one of the categories described below.

Types of funding available

Charitable donations

Suncor Energy Foundation proudly contribute 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 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 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 you’re involved visit the employee giving page.

Eligibility criteria

Please note the following organizations and initiatives are not eligible 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
  • private clubs funded through membership fees
  • individuals, and individual pursuits
  • debt-reduction campaigns
  • goodwill advertising.