Apply for funding
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Enbridge’s community investments are guided by a core set of criteria. We consider donation and sponsorship opportunities in communities where Enbridge operates that are:
- Within a 20-kilometre (10-mile) radius of our pipeline right-of-way or near our operations
- Of prime importance to the community
- Beneficial to the greatest possible number of people
- Significant to the long-term interests of the community
- Supportive of one of our three core areas that we view as integral for a sustainable community
Examples of qualified organizations
- Community-based emergency services and organizations focused on safety planning and education
- Organizations focused on education, mentorship, and building potential in youth
- Social services agencies and organizations focused on empowering individuals to achieve their full potential
- Environmental organizations with a focus on education and stewardship, habitat remediation and conservation, and energy efficiency
- Indigenous communities and organizations focused on honoring Indigenous people and culture
- Professional and amateur cultural organizations
Ineligible organizations and funding requests
Enbridge does not fund:
- Organizations discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation
- Requests that benefit individuals
- Religious, political organizations or special interest groups
- Recreation or sports organizations and events
- Advertising, memberships, ticket sales, or lotteries
- Mass-mailed or non-addressed solicitation
- Endowment programs or funds
- Crowd-sourced funding campaigns such as GoFundMe
- Memorial campaigns
- Project, program or any property recognizing or named for an individual
- Statues or monuments
- Travel-related costs
Our online application form will guide you through the questions you need to answer in order for us to make a decision. To prepare in advance, please review Enbridge’s focus areas for funding, eligibility criteria, and the list of eligible communities in Canada and the United Statesto ensure your organization qualifies. When you are ready, please complete the application form.
Decisions are typically made within eight weeks of receipt of a complete grant application, although decisions on major funding requests may take longer.
Emergency response organizations invited to apply for a Safe Community First Responder grant can expect a funding decision by May or by November, depending on the date of application.
If your request is approved, Benevity, our contributions management partner, will retain a portion of your Enbridge grant within their charitable foundations to cover disbursement fees of 2.9% (not to exceed $250).
Organizations receiving funding will be asked to provide a final report detailing the results and benefits achieved through the funded project, program, or campaign.
Meeting Enbridge's core set of community investment criteria does not guarantee funding. In spite of our significant investment in communities, we are unable to support all worthy, well-qualified organizations.
Criteria may vary by location.
Learn more about our policy on financial support for post-secondary academic institutions.