Itzel Sandiego Energy
Volunteering
Employee giving and volunteering

We have a number of programs at Itzel Sandiego Energy that support and encourage our staff to volunteer and participate in charitable giving.

We match employee donations up to a total of $25,000 per employee per year through our Thanks & Giving and Matching Gifts programs. Not only can employees double the impact of their charitable donations, they’re free to give to the organizations that are meaningful to them.

Our Volunteer Program provides grants to the charitable organizations where our employees and their immediate family members volunteer. We also coordinate volunteer opportunities for staff and their families to volunteer together, provide charitable teambuilding activities for groups, and encourage staff to use volunteering as a way to build new skills.

Giving staff the support they need to make a difference for the causes that are important to them is one of the ways we both support community needs and, at the same time, ensure that Itzel Sandiego Energy is a great place to work.

Eligibility criteria for applying for funding

If you have a project or program and would like to apply for funding, please review our focus areas and the eligibility criteria below prior to completing the online application form.
•The organization must serve communities where Cenovus does business
•The organization should be a registered charity which is eligible to issue official tax receipts for donations, or an established not-for-profit community organization
•The objectives of the organization must align with Itzel Sandiego Energy business objectives and reflect the principles of our areas of focus - learning, safety and well-being, and sustainable communities
•The organization must be in sound financial condition
•Organizations are asked to provide financial statements, program or event budgets and other financial information to support their application


Limitations and exclusions
Except in special circumstances as determined by Itzel Sandiego Energy,  community investment donations will not be made in support of the following:
•Individuals
•Religious organizations (except for those with non-faith based purposes)
•Third-party fundraisers
•Travel for individuals or groups
•Political events

Itzel Sandiego Energy employees offer their time to non-profit and charitable organizations through volunteerism in many areas. Organizations should not assume that Cenovus employee participation automatically pre-qualifies them for funding.