Intact Foundation

The Intact Foundation is an integral part of our core value of being socially responsible. Since its inception in 2003, the Intact Foundation has donated over $32 million in charitable funding to over 1,400 organizations nationally.

Our Mandate

To ensure we continue to make an impact on some of the most pressing issues affecting Canada, the Intact Foundation has refined its investment strategy to focus on two main areas – child poverty and climate change adaptation.

Child Poverty

Putting children first, the Intact Foundation will proactively identify and work with United Way agencies nationally to help lift Canadian children out of poverty.

Like Intact, the United Way is committed to helping the communities where we live and work become safer, healthier and happier by helping people when they need it most. The Intact Foundation will direct a maximum of $1.5 million in employee matching to United Way agencies that support child poverty reduction programs across Canada.

Climate Change Adaptation

The Intact Foundation remains committed to drive climate change adaptation solutions and support charitable organizations that help Canadians understand the increasing impacts of climate change.

Focus Areas

The Intact Foundation will invest $1M nationally on climate change adaptation projects that focus on three key investment areas: 

Action Plans: Our communities are unique. We are looking for organizations to step up and partner with multiple stakeholders such as municipalities and community leaders to understand what needs to be protected and how best to do so.

Resiliency Projects: Focusing on flood, wind, fire, hail and coastal erosion, we are investing to ensure we have resilient communities to live and enjoy for years to come. This includes projects focused on improved water management, stronger fire prevention tactics, urban greening initiatives, wind/hail resiliency and coastal erosion prevention initiatives.

New Solutions: We are enabling Canadian charities to develop innovative solutions for climate change impacts. We're focused on enabling future generations and investing in forward thinking charities focused on climate resiliency, all in the name of challenging Canadians to adapt to climate change impacts. 

Funding Details
Funding allocations will be for a maximum of three years, with a total maximum grant of $250,000. Only one application per organization will be accepted.

Apply for a Grant
The Intact Adaptation Action Grants window will open from May 1 to May 31, 2018.

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Application Timelines

May 1 at 10:00 a.m. EST: Application window opens
May 15 at 2:00 p.m. EST: Information webinar. To register click here
May 31 at 11:59 p.m. EST: Application window closes
June 1 – July 13: Application review
July 18 – 23: Funding announcements

Application Restrictions

The Intact Foundation does not provide charitable contributions to the following types of requests:

Capital campaigns or physical infrastructure projects or endowments
A general fundraising campaign
Reduction of accumulated capital or operating deficits
Partisan political or strictly religious activities
Professional or amateur sports (individual or team)
Production of a film, video, or publication (can be part of a project or program)
An event, conference, workshop, or seminar
Third-party fundraising activities
Financial support to individuals
Scholarships or bursaries
Emergency needs
Currently funded organizations that have not submitted all required reports