Scotiabank will consider support for:

  • Organizations that are either registered charities or non-profit organizations in their jurisdictions
  • Organizations that operate in countries where Scotiabank does business
  • Organizations with a sustained record of achievement
  • Programs that have measureable impact

Scotiabank does not fund:

  • Religious groups, unless providing a secular service open to all
  • Advocacy groups, political organizations, lobbying activities
  • Individuals and/or individual pursuits
  • Fraternities, 12-step programs, lodges, and other self-improvement organizations/societies where participation is intended primarily for the personal advancement of benefit of the participant
  • Direct mail solicitations
  • Registration fees
  • Private (fee based) elementary or secondary schools
  • Conferences
  • Advertising or promotional initiatives

Your application must include:

  • A brief description of the organization, including goals and achievements
  • A full description of the project for which you are requesting funding, including budget, expected outcome, benefits to end users, defined metrics and recognition plan
  • Complete list of Board of Directors, Executive Management and Campaign Cabinet if applicable
  • Current audited financial statements

Our review process:

  • Applications are reviewed throughout the year
  • Requests will be assessed based on your strategic alignment to our focus areas, employee engagement opportunities, financial health, governance and intended social impact
  • Depending on the funding requested, review may include regional as well as national committee review
  • Please allow 90 days for a response

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Is your request for funding in support of a youth-focused program?


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Young People in the Community

Scotiabank is committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential by investing in the complete picture of their development.  We recognize what is possible when young people have the guidance, confidence and tools they need to achieve their dreams. We believe this is an investment in the long-term security, stability and growth of our communities.

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