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 measurable 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 or 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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ScotiaRISE commitment to helping people

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Life can be unpredictable. At Scotiabank, we believe it’s important that everyone has the ability to do more than simply recover from times of uncertainty, but instead rise from them stronger than before. Building economic resilience is about helping individuals, households, communities and economies to thrive under a range of circumstances.

But resilience doesn’t just happen – it has to be nurtured and invested in over time. ScotiaRISE is our 10-year, $500 million initiative to promote economic resilience among disadvantaged groups. By working together to remove barriers to advancement and increase access to opportunities, we can create a more inclusive and resilient world for everyone. And for every future.

ScotiaRISE will invest in three focus areas across the geographies where Scotiabank operates:


Increasing High School Graduation and Post-Secondary Participation

Helping disadvantaged youth to increase their employment prospects, life opportunities and full participation in the economy.


Helping Newcomers Feel at Home Faster

Fast-tracking the way to meaningful employment in order to support their contribution to the prosperity and social fabric of their communities.


Removing Barriers to Career Advancement for Disadvantaged Groups

Helping to enable their full inclusion and financial success.

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