Spread good

There’s more than enough good to go around. That’s why we share our successes with our communities through Gore Mutual Foundation.

Community involvement


Engaging with the communities in which we operate has been at the heart of how we do business as a mutual insurer for more than a century. In 2022, our employees volunteered more than 8,000 hours to worthwhile causes across Canada.

Community investment


Gore Mutual donated more than $1.6 million to worthwhile causes in 2022, demonstrating that, as modern mutuals grow, their communities and charities benefit right alongside them.

Supporting our communities is in our DNA

Throughout our 180-year history, we have responded to our community’s needs whenever and however we are needed the most. We adapt, lean in and take care of one another because doing good is in our DNA. We believe that by being good, doing good and spreading good, we all do better – together.

Our Social Impact Strategy has been administered by Gore Mutual Foundation since 1998. Since then, our focus has continued to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs in our communities.

The Equity Acceleration Fund

Over the past 25 years, Gore Mutual Foundation has donated over $10M to 300 charities across Canada. In celebration of our Foundation’s anniversary, Gore Mutual is excited to announce the launch of the Equity Acceleration Fund.

In 2023, this $1M grant supported initiatives that are focused on the interconnectivity that exists between poverty, equity and climate change.

The Climate and
Equity Fund

Through the Equity Acceleration Fund, we’ve been able to partner with Social Innovation Canada and York University to launch the Climate and Equity Lab, a ground-breaking initiative.

Read more about the important work the lab will be undertaking.

Where the
good goes

Our organization, broker partners and employees invest resources and time to change the tides for the most vulnerable within our communities through our Foundation’s three granting streams.

Strategic Charitable

This program is for charities and non-profit organizations wanting to partner with us in programs, initiatives and capacity building in the areas we have identified as priorities.

Learn more

Circle of Good employee program

We want to help the charities and causes that are important to our colleagues. Our Circle of Good employee program has various initiatives to support our employees in the charitable work they are doing in their communities.

For more information, email purpose@goremutual.ca

Brokers for Good program

For many years, we’ve supported the charitable work of our broker partners. Through our Social Impact Strategy, the company will continue to do so, through a dedicated Brokers for Good program.

Learn more

Our Social Impact Strategy

Our Social Impact Strategy is focused on supporting three of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals were chosen based on the causes that matter most to our employees.

1 - No poverty

End poverty in all its
forms everywhere

10 - Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality
within and among

13 - Climate action

Take action on

Watch this video to see how our Social Impact Strategy brings these three goals together.

Apply for a grant today

We’re always looking for worthwhile foundations to support through our charitable initiatives. Organizations that align closely with our stated goals are eligible to apply today.

Please review our full list of eligibility requirements to see if your organization will be a good fit.

We support:

  • Organizations that are Canadian-registered charities or
qualified donees
  • Projects or programs that take place in communities
where Gore Mutual has a business presence
  • Charitable organizations that provide direct
community benefit
  • Programs with measurable social outcomes

We do not fund:

  • Advertising or promotional campaigns
  • Animal welfare organizations
  • Capital/building projects
  • Conferences or golf tournaments
  • Endowment or memorial campaigns
  • Individuals
  • Medical research/hospitals
  • Organizations with values, purposes, policies or practices
in conflict with our values
  • Political organizations
  • Private (fee-based) elementary or secondary schools
  • Private or corporate foundations
  • Religious or sectarian programs or purposes, unless they are engaged in a significant project benefiting the entire community
  • Sports and recreation teams (unless they are a qualified donee)
  • Trade associations, advocacy organizations, chambers of commerce and professional organizations

Download our ESG report

Our inaugural Environmental, Social & Governance Report is now available for download. Check it out to see our baseline metrics, our community impact, and how we’re building toward a more sustainable, more equitable future.