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. 

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:

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 charity or 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 project 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.