Funding Process

We accept requests for charitable support year-round through our online application system. Our giving decisions are guided by our Social Commitment. Ovintiv awards contributions in our operating areas based on opportunities aligned with our four priority areas:


We support programs and initiatives that advance safety and emergency response in the communities where we operate. 


We support programs and initiatives that enhance the skillset of the future workforce and provide access to educational and training opportunities, with increased focus on marginalized groups.  We also support initiatives that promote energy literacy and deliver objective, multi-dimensional energy education programs.

Community Wellness

We support programs and initiatives that address basic needs and improve the status of healthcare and mental health outcomes.

Indigenous Reconciliation

We support programs and initiatives that focus on Indigenous inclusion and opportunity to help support resilient and self-determined Indigenous communities. 

Guidelines & Eligibility

Those requesting funds must be an established nonprofit or 501(c)(3) organization, located in or serving a community where we have established offices or operations. The organization should be a registered charity eligible to issue official tax receipts for donations. 

Limitations and Exclusions

Our Community Investment donation guidelines prohibit us from giving to: 

  • Individuals 
  • Religious organizations (except non-faith-based associations) 
  • Third-party fundraisers 
  • Professional conventions, conferences, seminars or galas – unless industry related 
  • Travel for individuals or groups 
  • Programs located outside of the regions or communities where Ovintiv operates 
  • Political events 

How to Submit a Request

We accept funding requests only through our online application process. Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email confirmation. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and could take up to six weeks for review.