We are inspired by adventure. Adventure is about being active, pushing boundaries, reaching for our goals and dreams. It's about finding places that fuel our passions and sustain the planet, about taking a stand on the places that matter. From urban neighbourhoods to the awe-inspiring beauty of Canada's wild spaces, adventures lead us around the block, off the beaten path, or all the way off the map.
MEC helps keep space for adventure by conserving ecologically and recreationally important places and by inspiring and enabling Canadians to be active outside.
We commit to: Conserving the ecologically and recreationally important places where we adventure and that sustain us
We commit to: Inspiring and enabling Canadians to experience nature and lead active outdoor lives
MEC is a member of 1% For The Planet and we invest one percent of our annual revenue to environmental causes. All investments made through MEC's Community Contributions program are compliant with 1% For The Planet criteria.
Grant and Product Donation Categories
Enables conservation/access groups to raise funds or reward volunteers through product donations or gift cards.
Supports initiatives and infrastructure projects that inspire and enable people to be active outdoors through product donations and funding.
Supports important conservation campaigns and initiatives through funding.
Strengthens the effectiveness of conservation and outdoor activity organizations through funding.
Funding helps to conserve ecologically and/or recreationally significant landscapes.
Supports expeditions that are exploratory in nature, unique in approach, geographically remote, and/or technically difficult through product donations and funding.
Apply for Support
Please complete our online application to request product donations or grants through our Community Contributions program.
Expedition Support applications must be emailed. For details and to apply, see our Expedition Support page.
Annual Application Deadlines
Due to the high volume of applicants, late submissions will not be reviewed.
Land Acquisition, Capacity Building, Advocacy and Awareness, and Access and Activity
Application deadline: March 10 (midnight Pacific Time)
Applicants notified: mid-May
Application deadline: September 10 (midnight Pacific Time)
Applicants notified: mid-November
Grassroots Product Donations
Applications are accepted anytime and take up to six weeks to process.
Application deadline is February 1, May 1, and October 1 (midnight Pacific Time) and takes up to six weeks to process.
Please review our FAQs. If you have additional questions please call or email: