Community Investment Program

Every year, we fund community programs where we live and work. Through our Community Investment Program, we partner with a range of leaders from grassroots initiatives, non-profits and social giving groups who have creative insights into the specific needs of their communities. That’s how we can help make a difference—one relationship and one community at a time.

Where we invest 

We invest in four key areas because we believe that they help contribute to the well-being of B.C.’s communities:

  • Safety– projects that promote natural gas and electrical safety, personal safety and accident avoidance
  • Education– projects that promote natural gas and electrical trades, literacy and leadership
  • Indigenous initiatives– projects that meet the unique needs of Indigenous groups, organizations or communities
  • Environment– projects that directly benefit the environment

Apply for community investment funding 

Do you have a project or know of an organization that focuses on safety, education, Indigenous initiatives or the environment? We allocate a range of community investment funds equitably across our service area and take into account any relevant existing sponsorship activities.

How to apply

To help us evaluate your request, complete the community investment application and email it to  [email protected].

Funds provided to community investments typically range in value from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Please submit requests at least four weeks before your event or project. We’ll review your application and respond within 30 days.

  • organizations or initiatives normally funded through any level of government
  • advocacy groups (such as social, political, religious, economic, fraternal or labour organizations)
  • sports teams, events or individual sports/athletic pursuits
  • conventions/conferences not related to FortisBC
  • projects located outside the FortisBC service areas
  • parent advisory councils (PAC)
  • third-party fundraising events (such as golf tournaments raising money for a local charity)
  • operating costs (salaries, rent, service fees, advertising costs, travel costs for individuals or groups, etc.)
  • reducing or donating the cost of gas/electricity services
  • multi-year funding requests

Community giving 

We also host Community Giving Days in local communities throughout our service area. These days support initiatives that promote the key attributes of community that contribute to a better B.C. and are often brought to our attention by our employees who volunteer their time and effort to support these causes.

Who we’ve supported


FortisBC Trauma Pup Program

Since 2002, FortisBC has funded the Trauma Pup Program, providing 1,200 stuffed Fire Pups to the Township of Langley Fire Department every year. The pups are distributed to other fire halls, then given to distraught children at the scene of fires, vehicle accidents or medical emergencies to comfort them.


Jarrett Beaulieu, PGNAETA Piping Foundations Program student


The Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA)

PGNAETA is dedicated to providing full cycle employment support for Indigenous Peoples. Based in Prince George, it works with people from 18 Indigenous communities across Northern BC. We’ve provided funding for PGNAETA’s Trades Discovery and Piping Foundations Programs to help students acquire the necessary training and skills to embark on trades-based careers. We’ve also provided PGNAETA students with work experience opportunities.


The BC Lions Indigenous Youth Program

The BC Lions Indigenous Youth Program provides Indigenous youth with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of flag football with current BC Lions players. In the process of learning the game, students acquire teamwork and leadership skills that they can benefit from on or off the field. In addition to supporting the flag football initiative, our partnership with the Lions also includes support for its Skills for Life Program and Orange Shirt Day/National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Learn more about the BC Lions’ Indigenous Youth Program.

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Myra Bailout and the Friends of South Slope (FOSS)

Brad Wright, a retired FortisBC employee, volunteers with FOSS, a local organization that maintains a network of trails in southern Kelowna, the Traditional Territory of the Sylix (Okanagan) Peoples. As a long-time supporter of FOSS, we were thrilled to supply funds for the tools and equipment Brad and others will be able to use to maintain our adopted Myra Bailout trail. Learn how we’re helping more community groups protect and maintain BC’s trails.