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;
  • Alignment with Nexen’s core funding areas
  • The project is viewed by Nexen as an opportunity to improve social or recreational conditions in the area that will benefit local residents, which may include employees
  • In adherence to Nexen’s Human Rights Policy (A105), the services or activities of the applicant organization do not discriminate against ethnic origin, gender, sexuality, colour, language, national or social origin, economic status, religion, political or other consciously held beliefs
  • 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
  • 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;
  • First Nations organizations operating within the Indian Act Section 87 (Canadian legislation);

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 David Coll 
  • 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
  • Service clubs and fraternal organizations
  • Third-party professional fundraising organization
  • Professional associations and events
  • Private foundations or clubs
  • Travel, accommodation or meal expenses
  • Religious organizations except for when they provide social support services to community members regardless of religious affiliation
  • Professional sports teams
  • Students or alumni associations
  • Nexen employees and contractors, or members of their families, are not eligible to apply for funding where an employee or contractor, or members of their families, would be a direct or indirect beneficiary of the funding
  • Donations to politicians, political parties or related entities will not be made from the Community Investment budget; details of Nexen’s prescribed policy and procedures in relation to political donations are included under Nexen’s Prevention of Improper Payments Policy (A153).