Intact Foundation

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 $37 million in charitable funding to more than 1,400 organizations nationally.

To ensure we continue to make an impact on some of the most pressing issues affecting Canada, the Intact Foundation focuses on three areas where our generosity can have a significant impact – adapting to a changing climate, addressing the root causes of child poverty and empowering employees to help their communities.

Adapting to Climate Change

Natural disasters caused by climate change – such as floods, wildfires, extreme heat, wind and hail – are real and immediate. These disasters cost people, businesses and governments billions of dollars every year, and they take a toll on Canadians’ mental and physical health.

Making communities more resilient is part of our purpose. Through the Intact Adaptation Action Grants, Intact is helping Canadians take preventative measures to protect themselves from natural disasters and build a more climate-resilient country.

Focus Areas:

In 2019, the Intact Foundation invested $1 million in charities that are developing practical and effective solutions that help protect people and communities from floods, wildfires, extreme heat, wind and hail.

We prioritized projects that:

  • use natural infrastructure as part of their solutions
  • aim to create practical and effective solutions
  • take a community engagement approach
  • help Canadians understand the climate risk(s) they are facing

The Intact Adaptation Action Grants window is now closed and will re-open in Fall 2020.

For any inquiries, contact intact.foundation@intact.net

Addressing Child Poverty

The Intact Foundation works with United Way agencies nationally to address the root causes of child poverty. We direct up to $1.5 million annually in employee matching to United Way programs that help improve early childhood development, and promote employability, skills building and networking opportunities for parents.

The Intact Foundation also funds UNICEF Canada’s One Youth Initiative, which aims to make Canada the best place in the world to grow up in by 2030. We committed $400,000 over four years to help create a data-driven framework to measure and track how we’re progressing towards our goal to create resilient communities where all children thrive.

Community Impact

Our employees live our values every day and work to help our customers and communities. The Intact Foundation amplifies their generosity by matching their charitable donations dollar-for-dollar and donating $20 for every hour volunteered, to a maximum of $1,000 per employee per year.