Nalcor Energy > Community Investment > Funding Criteria

We recognize that it’s time-consuming for an organization to apply for support, so we encourage you to carefully review the following information before applying.

Request for support will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The key area of support for which a grant is requested.
    • Nalcor Energy focuses its Community Investment on Diversity & Inclusion, STEM Education & Youth Leadership, Safety & Mental Health, Environment & Sustainability and Social & Community Well-Being.
    • Hydro focuses its community investments on Safety and Health, and Environment and Conservation. Please visit for more information on organizations that Hydro supports.
  • Location of proposed project – project should support community initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador and be located in an area of the province in which Nalcor or Hydro has business operations.
  • Potential to be leveraged with additional resource investments
  • The ability of the project to develop meaningful partnerships with organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Volunteer opportunities for Nalcor and Hydro employees and/or retirees to contribute to enhancing the project and/or organization.
  • Opportunities for recognition of Nalcor or Hydro’s investment as a corporate partner.

Exclusions from Funding
We are unable to fund all requests, and applications from the following types of organizations will not be considered:

  • Organizations that are not Canadian registered charities or non-profit groups
  • For-profit organizations
  • Individuals or private foundations or clubs
  • Service clubs, commercial solicitors or third parties raising funds for a charity
  • Religious organizations or any religiously affiliated groups
  • Political organizations, candidates and/or lobby/advocacy groups

Requests for the following funding types of sponsorship will also not be considered:

  • Travel, accommodations, meal expenses, conference fees, field trips and tours
  • Feasibility studies
  • Debt-reduction or core operating expenses
  • Direct-mail campaigns
  • Statues, monuments and memorials