Community Involvement

We believe that each and every one of us plays an important role in our community. That's why improving the lives of the people around us is a responsibility we take close to heart.

MBNA's community relations and donations programs continually reaffirm our longstanding commitment to assisting others. By supporting and encouraging positive community involvement and initiatives, MBNA seeks to improve the quality of life for people in communities where MBNA employees live and work.

Requesting a Donation
Donation requests must be submitted in writing, and should include a description of the organization, its legal name, history, purpose, governing board, and an email address. Please also include:

  • The purpose for the request and the expected impact of the funding
  • The amount requested and a list of other sources of financial support
  • Proof of the organization's status as a Canadian registered charity
  • A copy of the organization's most recent annual report
  • The number of volunteers required for a specific event or program

Each request is reviewed and discussed by the MBNA Donations Committee to determine eligibility, conformity to program priorities, and geographical considerations. Funding approvals are completed monthly. Please submit your request at least 90 days prior to the event or activity in order to allow sufficient time to review your request. Applicants will be notified of a decision in writing.

Financial assistance is awarded based on yearly funding decisions, and is not intended as permanent or sole funding for any endeavor. Generally, we prefer to provide direct assistance for programs and initiatives that further the objectives of a community organization.

For more information about MBNA's Community Donations program, or to submit a request by mail, please contact:

MBNA Community Relations
1600 James Naismith Drive
Ottawa, ON K1B 5N8

To submit a request online, please forward all information outlined above to