Environment & Sustainability Grant Recipients

Since 2016, we’ve made more than $3 million in grants to innovative charities promoting sustainability and fighting climate change. 2019 highlights included:
7,000+
young people empowered to take action to protect the environment
4,658
individuals reduced their carbon footprint
57
jobs created by green ventures
1
composting system purchased to help a foodbank reduce landfill emissions and generate revenue

Featured Grant Recipients

Our Environment & Sustainability grants balance economic, environmental, and social needs while building a sustainable tomorrow. The Peter Gilgan Foundation has made a long-term commitment to the fight against climate change.

Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission
$1,000,000 over 5 years

To support a broader discussion of environmentally as well as financially responsible policy reform.

David Suzuki Foundation – Charged Up
$400,000 over 4 years

To build the climate and clean energy transition movement in communities across Canada.

Earth Rangers
$310,000 over 5 years

To get children and their families involved in mitigating the effects of climate change and promoting environmental sustainability.

2021 Grant Recipients

So far in 2021 our Environment & Sustainability grants have focused on triple bottom line outcomes.

  • David Suzuki Foundation – Charged Up
    $100,000
  • Earth Rangers – Project 2050: Community Climate Challenge
    $100,000
  • EcoSchools Canada
    $65,000
  • Iron & Earth in partnership with Small Change Fund
    $40,000
  • MaRS Discovery District – Mission from MaRS: Climate Action
    $150,000
  • Not Far From the Tree
    $24,000
  • Social Innovation Charitable Foundation – Climate Ventures Earth Tech
    $60,000
  • Workforce 2030 – a partnership of Canada Green Building Council and Mohawk College
    $100,000

2020 Grant Recipients

Young people are taking the lead on climate change. Our 2020 grant recipients empower youth with the knowledge and tools to be the climate leaders of today.

  • David Suzuki Foundation – Charged Up
    $100,000
  • Earth Rangers – Climate Change Missions
    $66,000
  • EcoSchools Canada
    $65,000
  • GreenLearning
    $67,469

2019 Grant Recipients

Our 2019 grant recipients represent a range of complementary approaches to combating climate change, including projects focusing on youth leadership, market-based solutions, and innovative emissions reduction technologies.

  • Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission
    $200,000
  • Clean Economy Fund – Clean Prosperity
    $50,000
  • Climate Reality Project
    $50,000
  • David Suzuki Foundation – Charged Up
    $100,000
  • Earth Rangers
    $67,000
  • Environmental Defence
    $100,000
  • Food for Life
    $100,000
  • Grand River Conservation Foundation
    $15,000
  • Social Innovation Charitable Foundation – Climate Ventures
    $50,000
  • Sustainability Network
    $20,000
  • University of Calgary – Arctic Institute of North America
    $100,000
  • Youth Climate Lab
    $50,000