Community Investment Criteria

Community Support

Community Investment Criteria

Apply for Support​

Supporting local communities is one of our top priorities at Vale. So, we’ve made it easy for organizations to apply for donations, sponsorships and other support through our online application process.

We gladly respond to all requests, however our ability to support projects depends on how closely they align with our funding criteria, as well as the funds we have available.

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​Eligibility Criteria

To help you determine if your organization’s project may be eligible, please review our funding criteria as well as the kinds of projects or organizations we look for.

National Programs

For programs that are national in scope, we give preference to those that:

  • Will have an impact in areas where Vale operates in Canada
  • Align with Vale’s values, principles, business objectives and/or priorities
  • Fulfill a compelling need and do not duplicate existing services or facilities that we support
  • Provide long-term, sustainable, positive results for the greatest number of people possible
  • Come from an organization that is financially viable (and can provide financial statements upon request) and efficiently and effectively managed
  • Clearly outline options and potential for appropriate recognition of Vale’s support
  • Include measurable outcomes and report to Vale on outcomes on a regular basis
  • Exhibit  innovation in its approach to addressing community challenges

Local Programs

For local programs, we give preference to those that:

  • Align with Vale’s values, principles, business objectives and/or priorities
  • Fulfill a compelling need and do not duplicate existing services or facilities that we support
  • Provide long-term, sustainable, positive results for the greatest number of people possible
  • Come from an organization that is financially viable (can provide financial statements upon request) and efficiently and effectively managed
  • Include options or potential for Vale employee engagement where possible
  • Clearly outline options and potential for appropriate recognition of Vale’s support
  • Include measurable outcomes and report to Vale on outcomes on a regular basis
  • Exhibit innovation in its approach to addressing community challenges

Exclusion Criteria

We regret that (except in unique circumstances) we do not provide funding to:

  • Organizations without a tax-registered number or non-profit society number
  • Projects outside of Canada
  • Individuals or individual families
  • Telephone solicitations
  • Travel, accommodation, meal expenses, field trips or tours
  • Sports teams and tournaments
  • Student or alumni organizations
  • Religious organizations

​The Application and Approval Process

Once you submit the online application, you’ll receive an email confirmation.

Your request will be reviewed by our Community Investment Committee, which meets three times a year. You can expect a response electronically within about 12 weeks.

You can save your application and return to it later if you need to collect more information required.​