Donations, Sponsorships & Scholarships

National Aboriginal Day celebration

Monetary and in-kind donations

BC Hydro supports registered charities, registered not-for-profit organizations and First Nations who meet the defined criteria.

Left: BC Hydro is proud to support National Aboriginal Day activities throughout the province.

Grants for Community Groups

BC Hydro is proud to support community-based, non-profit organizations and registered charities. Last year, BC Hydro supported over 380 community-based projects across every region of the province.

We've recently updated our community investment program and now have new funding criteria and a new model for community giving.


BC Hydro offers eight $1,500 aboriginal scholarships for B.C. residents who plan to enroll in full-time public post-secondary institutions within Canada, in any field of study.

Read about how BC Hydro helped an aspiring electrical engineer from the Penticton Indian Band

As a memorial to previous aboriginal relations & negotiations manager, Randy Brant, BC Hydro offers one $2,000 scholarship for an aboriginal person. The criterion for awarding this scholarship is a combination of academic achievement and outstanding community involvement.

BC Hydro accepts scholarship applications annually between late January and mid-April. In addition, BC Hydro works with numerous education institutions to award endowment scholarships province-wide.

In 2014, BC Hydro awarded scholarships to students from Lax Kw’alaams, Takla Lake, Taku River Tlingit, St’at’imc, Lytton, Simpcw, Saulteau, Seabird Island and a Métis student.

Youth Unity Run at Revelstoke Dam
In May 2013, BC Hydro sponsored the Syilx (ONA) Youth Unity Run