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RBC Tech for Nature: Funding call to solve pressing environmental challenges

The effects of climate change connect us all. Our shared future faces great challenges – from food security to air quality, from energy needs to access to clean water. There has never been a greater need for extraordinary solutions or more opportunity for leadership, collaboration, ingenuity and vision.

RBC Tech for Nature is our multi-year commitment to preserving the world’s greatest wealth: our natural ecosystem. We work with partners to leverage technology and innovation capabilities to solve pressing environmental challenges. RBC Tech for Nature brings to life the fifth pillar of the RBC Climate Blueprint, our enterprise approach to accelerating clean economic growth.

Our funding is supporting technology-driven programs in three key areas:

  1. Data
  2. Innovation Ecosystem
  3. Communities of Action


Application Guidelines

If you are interested in submitting an application and want to discuss it with us early on in the process, please reach out to Brian Hong at

Accepting Applications till February 15th, 2021

The RBC Foundation has committed over $9 million globally in 2020 to innovative environmental programs. We are proud to support more than 120 charitable partners implementing new ideas, technology and collaborations that address the planet's most pressing needs.

Some partners include:

  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Aqua Forum (Aqua Hacking)
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Lake Winnipeg Foundation
  • Assiniboine Park Conservancy
  • Red River Basin Commission
  • Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada