To understand how we make our community investment decisions and to view contribution guidelines and eligibility requirements, please see below. To apply for funding, click here. To apply for our Trades Bursary Program, click here.  

For questions regarding community investment requests, please contact Shelley Forbes at 403-260-1783 or shelley.l.forbes@conocophillips.com.

Contribution Guidelines

Our decision to contribute to a charity or non-profit organization considers several criteria:

  • Relevance. Does your organization make a difference in the community? Are your values consistent with ours?
  • Capacity Building. Does your organization help to support the long-term vitality of the community?
  • Sustainability. Does your organization operate on a self-sustaining model? Involvement. Does your organization create partnership opportunities? (e.g., volunteerism, sponsorships)?
  • Accountability. Can you provide measurable results?
  • Profile. How visible are you locally and/or regionally?

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for a community investment from ConocoPhillips, an organization must meet the following requirements:

  • The organization must be recognized as a charitable or educational organization.
  • The organization must not be a church, mosque, temple, or other organization hosting religious worship, a government agency or a political organization advancing political causes, candidates, events, legislative lobbying or advocacy.
  • The organization must not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status. 
  • The organization must not present any potential risk, or risk of being used to promote illegal activities, including the financing of terrorism.
  • The recipient must not be an individual.
  • The company executive/individual cannot use the company’s fund to give/designate a donation as if it was his/her own donation.
  • Intermediary organizations, including donor advised funds, and the ultimate recipient of such funds’ charitable distribution, are treated as separate organizations. As such, both the intermediary organization, and the ultimate beneficiary of such fund’s charitable distribution, must meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.