Thank you for your interest in working with Nutrien to help grow your community!
Nutrien’s Community Investment program focuses on initiatives in areas where we operate and where we believe we can have the most impact. We value our community partners, and thoughtfully choose to support projects and programs that align with our focus areas, and express our company Purpose to ‘Grow the World from the Ground, Up’. We seek to support community work that is sustainable and that contribute meaningfully to community building, health and safety, education and food solutions in the areas where we operate.
Nutrien’s approach to community outreach starts with a decentralized model. Funding, community engagement, and volunteerism are all largely led by trained Community Investment representatives, as well as site leadership and often a committee made up of local employees. Representatives and committees review and assess donation requests for their area, because we believe that people living in the area have the best perspective on the needs and history of the community.
Nutrien further evaluates community investment requests based on the following criteria:
- Geographic - We strive to build relationships with community partners that support our operating locales.
- Diversity - We emphasize investments that support the economic and social development of diverse groups.
To be eligible to receive Community Investment Funds, organizations must:
- Apply online (see link below). Proposals submitted by letter, over email or in any other form will not be considered.
- Be a registered charity or non-profit. U.S. applications must include a W9 form.
The following are ineligible for Community Investment funding:
- Organizations or projects that conflict with Nutrien’s interests and values
- Political organizations and political parties
- Organizations that discriminate based on ethnic origin, gender, sexuality, colour, language, national or social origin, economic status, religion, political or other conscientiously held beliefs
- Religious organizations (unless they provide support to all members of the public, such as a food pantry based in a religious building)
- Advocacy groups (including projects that proselytize or advocate religious messages)
- Professional associations
- Private clubs funded through membership fees
- Organizations seeking funds for operating budgets or capital funding
- Organizations seeking Nutrien to be their sole funder Individuals’ fundraising efforts
- Film/video productions
- Travel, accommodation and meal expenses for individuals, groups or teams
- Crowdfunding campaigns (such as Go Fund Me)