PHILANTHROPIC CONTEST 2020

How would $100,000 help you get your activities back up and running, start a project or pursue your mission?

This year, we are focusing on resilience, innovation and hope.

iA Financial Group will donate $400,000 to different charities.

Announcement of the winners

December 10, 2020

3 donations of $100,000 7 donations of $10,000

These unprecedented times call for goodwill, helping others and generosity from the community as a whole. With this in mind, we invite Canadian charities working in the healthcare, education and social services sectors to submit their project and enter the contest.

Ten charities will be chosen and presented to the public, who will be invited to vote for the projects they find most inspiring.

Contest rules (PDF) 

Calendar

  • Submission period September 15th to October 15th
  • Selection by the jury of the ten finalists October 16th to October 30th
  • Announcement of the ten finalists and public vote for their top two charities November 2nd to 30th
  • Announcementof the amounts donated to the winners December 10th

Selection criteria

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered with the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Operate in the health, education or social services sectors
  • Aim to improve Canadians’ quality of life
  • Show that the donation would allow you to get your activities up and running, start a project or pursue your mission
  • Provide assistance to individuals – we are not looking for organizations that help other organizations
  • An innovative project would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrate that the donation would be used for concrete initiatives starting in 2022 at the latest

We will not give donations to the following causes and activities:

  • Religious
  • Political
  • Advocacy
  • Student travel and internships
  • Graduate yearbooks
  • Amateur or professional sports
  • Retiree, social or sporting clubs
  • Organizations operating outside Canada
See exclusions

Enter your charity now!

Important: before entering all the information that will help us evaluate your request, we will ask you a few questions that will confirm if the charity for which you are making a request is eligible under the established criteria.

You will need the following information and documents before submitting your project:

  • Your charity number (issued by the Canada Revenue Agency)
  • The name of your project (25 characters)
  • An explanation on how a donation of $100,000 would help you get your activities back up and running, start a project or pursue your mission (100 words) – You may attach a more complete document prior to submitting your charity’s project
  • Your charity’s mission (75 words)
  • Your most recent financial statements

Contest rules (PDF) 

1- Does your charity meet the criteria?

Ex.: 000000000RR0000

We will not give donations to certain causes and activities. Is your submission for:

Your request does not meet our criteria since the charity does not issue charitable receipts.

2- Your charity’s contact information

Ex.: 999 999-9999
Optional

3- Tell us about your charity

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IMPORTANT: If your charity is selected, this is the text that will appear to the public.

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5- Documents to be submitted

Only the following file types are accepted: jpg, gif, pdf, doc, xls and ppt.
The maximum size for each file is 15 MB.

If you wish to tell us more about your project, you may attach a document.

    Please attach your most recent financial statements.

      Please attach a draft schedule.

        Please attach a draft budget.

          You may add a relevant document that will be used to evaluate your submission.