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SC Johnson Grants: How to Apply for a Company Donation in Canada

At SC Johnson, we’re proud of our long legacy of corporate philanthropy – it’s part of how we live our corporate values. If you’re interested in applying for a grant from SC Johnson, start by reviewing these frequently asked questions about our company giving. 

SC Johnson Canada Grant Eligibility

Your organization must be a registered charity/nonprofit, in good standing with the Canadian Revenue Agency, or a government entity such as school, library, or public agency.

• Individuals. 

• Political causes, social, athletic, veteran, labour and fraternal organizations, or religious institutions. SC Johnson Canada may support certain programs from such organizations if they benefit the community as a whole, for example a breakfast program or shelter. 

• Organizations based outside Canada.  

• Salary or wage support for staff or administration personnel other than what might be needed for administration of specific programs or projects. 

• General operating support for organizations that are already supported largely by United Way, but consideration will be given to specific programs that are not funded by the United Way.

• Sponsorship of events to support the charity/nonprofit fundraising efforts, however SC Johnson Canada may support the underlying cause.
• Any program, initiative, or effort that might pose a possible conflict of interest for SC Johnson or any of its businesses (e.g., programs that provide a direct benefit to the company).

• SC Johnson does not support organizations that have a policy of discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender expression or transition, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, whether the discrimination policies are written or are in practice. Our policy is to not provide grants to any organization that maintains such a policy.

Focus Areas for SC Johnson Canada Philanthropy

Wherever we operate, we want to help make that place better, because we are there. This aspiration began more than a century ago, with our founder, Samuel Curtis Johnson. It’s reinforced by our corporate values statement, and acted on by SC Johnson people around the globe.

Since 1937, SC Johnson has given five percent of all pretax profits to charities. 

Understanding SC Johnson Charitable Contributions
Our primary corporate giving focus is on institutions or organizations that serve or directly affect communities where we have operations. Our giving pillars include creating:

  • -A Healthier World: Help society thrive by addressing vector-borne disease, strengthening healthcare systems with increased access, addressing food insecurity and enabling healthier outcomes.


  • -A More Sustainable World: Promote sustainability, with a focus on reducing, reusing and recycling plastic waste and supporting environmental conservation with a focus on healthy oceans and forests and  carbon reduction initiatives.


  • -A World with More Opportunity: Open doors for those in need by strengthening communities while advancing economic and social mobility through equal access to education and housing.

While we put emphasis on geographic areas where we have major operations, we do entertain requests that are regional or national in scope. In these instances, we provide a two-stage application process in which we will initially collect broad information about your project or program. If, after reviewing this initial information, we are interested in learning more, we will reach out to the applicant to collect additional information that will allow us to effectively review the funding opportunity. If we are not interested in the funding opportunity, we will inform the applicant at the earliest possible time.

How the Canadian Grant Process Works with SC Johnson

Follow this link for the grant request form.

Please answer all questions on the form and provide all information requested. Your completed Canadian Grant Request Application should be submitted in Word or PDF format and sent to the Canadian Regional Community Enrichment Team via email to CAenrich@scj.com.

There are no application deadlines. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

In most cases, the grant review process will take 90-120 days.

Due to the volume of requests we receive, only those grant applications that are successful will be contacted.

Apply for a Canadian Grant: if you meet the basic guidelines described above, download our application to start the grant process.