Trans Mountain encourages its employees and contractors to be active members of their communities. We support our local communities through our community investment program, volunteerism and supporting local speaking opportunities.

Trans Mountain supports the United Way

Trans Mountain and the United Way have a partnership to help make the greatest impact. United Way is more than a funder, United Way brings people together to solve social issues and improve local lives in the communities we call home.

Each year, our staff come together to support the United Way through volunteer led events and financial contributions. In 2019, our campaign raised more than $100,000 to United Way chapters in Alberta and BC.

Supporting the United Way is one of the many ways that Trans Mountain contributes to stronger, healthier communities.

United Way Campaign 2019

Community Investment Program

Trans Mountain’s Community Investment Program funds positive legacies in the communities where we live and work (from Strathcona County, Alberta to Sooke, BC including Puget Sound, Washington and Calgary, Alberta.)

Grants are available up to $5,000 CAD per organization each year and are designed to address the needs of the community across the following areas of focus:

Environmental projects must enhance the well-being in the areas of ecosystems, water or environmental education.

Ecosystems projects will demonstrate their abilities to:

  • Enhance or conserve ecosystems and species of conservation concern
  • Reduce the threat of significant invasive species to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems

Water projects will demonstrate their abilities to:

  • Support protection, enhancement or restoration of water resources that are important for species and/or ecosystems of conservation concern

Environmental education projects will demonstrate their abilities to:

  • Provide education to residents that helps develop an understanding and appreciation of nature and motivates ecologically informed decisions and actions

Community service projects will demonstrate their abilities to do one or more of the following:

  • Enhance the well-being and/or quality of life of individuals, families and communities
  • Benefit the community and not solely its members’ interests
  • Help ensure equitable access to community services

Programs that encourage students to pursue careers in trades, technology and environmental studies and demonstrate the following:

  • Build skills to help foster a more highly qualified workforce for tomorrow
  • Human diversity including Indigenous peoples, ethnicity, different abilities and orientations, gender and age

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for grants, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • In Canada, be in good standing as a federally-registered charityor other qualified organization within the CRA guidelines, and in the US, have a 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service (not applicable to public schools.)
  • Benefit a community or communities in proximity to the Trans Mountain pipeline and marine corridors. Consideration will be given to projects with a province-wide reach or projects that benefits multiple communities
  • Be in sound financial standing (organizations are asked to provide financial statements, program budgets and other financial information to support their application)

Grants will not be awarded to:

  • General fundraising campaign contributions
  • Ongoing operational costs
  • Sponsorships
  • Capital expenditures
  • Projects that have already received funding from Trans Mountain in the current calendar year
  • Individuals, foundations or third-parties
  • Deficit reduction (e.g. debts or loans)
  • Retroactive funding for any expenses incurred prior to grant approval
  • Religious activities or services
  • Political activity that disqualifies an entity from being a registered charitable organization under CRA (Canada) or IRS (U.S.) policies
  • Fees for professional performers or guest artists
  • Support for named individuals or for their travel or expenses

Apply for a Grant

Eligible organizations are invited to complete the application below. By submitting an application for a grant you will be accepting the terms and conditions described in the application.

Grant applications are accepted on a quarterly intake cycle:

January 1 – March 31

April 1 – June 30

July 1 – September 30

October 1 – December 31

Organizations will be notified by email of the status of their application within six weeks of each intake deadline.

Fill in the application here.