Donations and Sponsorship Funding Guidelines

CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our team members and our communities. We aim to make a difference through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of our employees.


Eligibility in Canada

CIBC will consider funding for:

  • Canadian registered charities or non-profit organizations, that use funds within Canada
  • Projects aligned to our commitment to cancer and persons with disabilities
  • Projects that include planned outcomes, supported by a measurement and evaluation process
  • Organizations with audited financial statements, sound financial practices and a sustainable funding model

CIBC does not fund:

  • Multiple contributions to the same organization during one fiscal year (Nov. 1 to Oct. 31), which includes funding through both CIBC corporate and the CIBC Children's Foundation 
  • Religious organizations
  • Public, private or religious schools, including playgrounds
  • Day cares, pre-kindergartens, pre-schools
  • Individual or team fundraising initiatives or events
  • Third-party flow-through organizations 
  • Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce or service clubs such as Rotary
  • Business, industry or member-based associations
  • Golf tournaments
  • Conferences or registration fees
  • Matching contributions and endowments
  • Heritage organizations
  • Political organizations; advocacy and lobbying activities
  • Think tanks
  • Statues, monuments, art work or beautification projects
  • Advertising or promotional initiatives
  • Publication or distribution of books or movie productions

FAQ


How to apply for funding

CIBC's online funding application requires approximately 30 minutes to complete. You can save a partially completed application and return to it later if necessary.

Before you apply, please ensure you have reviewed CIBC's funding guidelines and that your request meets at least one of our strategic areas of focus — cancer and persons with disabilities.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application following submission.

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