Requests for funding must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The presence of Nexen in any given geographical area and the impact of those operations on local stakeholders;
  • The project meets a need that is not duplicated or addressed by existing services or facilities and/or is strategic to our business;
  • The project provides long-term, sustainable, positive results and maximizes the benefit for its intended purpose’
  • The project and applicant organization are aligned with Nexen’s corporate values, including integrity and sustainability, and Community Investment Operating Principles;
  • The project is viewed by Nexen as an opportunity to improve social, educational, environmental or recreational conditions in the area that will benefit local residents, which may include Employees;
  • Charitable and Non-profit Organizations must provide proof of status as defined by the laws of the country in which they operate:
    • Registration number from the Canada Revenue Agency in Canada;
    • 501(c)3 status in the United States;
    • Registration number from the Charity Commission in England and Wales;
    • Registration with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator; and
    • Non-profit Organizations that are not registered charities must provide their business number if Canadian or the equivalent information if located in another country.
  • Community organizations that are not registered must provide proof of formal operation, such as a list of board members, previous funders or municipal/community support or partnership;
  • Aboriginal organizations operating within the Indian Act Section 87 (Canadian legislation);
  • The applicant organization is financially viable and effectively managed (based on Nexen’s determination), and can provide current financial statements and a published list of directors and officers upon request;
  • The applicant organization clearly outlines the use of the funds and the expected benefits and/or outcomes to the community;
  • Requests from organizations which have previously received support should include a clear statement of the benefits that resulted from that support; and
  • There are opportunities for involvement of Nexen employees in a volunteer or advisory capacity.

Nexen will not provide community investment funds for the following kinds of requests:

  • Advertising in books, yearbooks, handbooks, journals, event programs, film, video, television or recruitment initiatives that are not a component of a negotiated corporate sponsorship or donation commitment; these types of advertising requests may be considered by Corporate Communications
  • Advocacy groups or lobbying organizations
  • Support for individuals or stand-alone research
  • Feasibility studies, contingency funds or deficit campaigns
  • Conferences, seminars, congresses and workshops; these types of sponsorships may be considered by a Nexen Division, Business Unit, Country or Operation under the category of Corporate Sponsorship as
  • Service clubs and fraternal organizations
  • Third-party professional fundraising organization
  • Professional associations and events
  • Private foundations or clubs
  • Travel, accommodation or meal expenses
  • Funding requests from organizations whose respective causes/activities contravene Nexen’s Human Rights Policy (A105).
  • Professional sports teams
  • Students or alumni associations
  • Nexen Employees, Contractors and Directors, or members of their families, are not eligible to apply for funding where an Employee, Contractor or Director, or members of their families, would be a direct or indirect beneficiary of the funding
  • Nexen will not make donations to political parties. See Nexen’s Prevention of Improper Payments Policy (A153), section 11.1, for more information