Community

Sponsorships

Alterna is guided by our commitment to support the well-being of our members, employees and communities.


We strive to maintain healthy and sustainable communities by investing in a number of sponsorships that will benefit them. Our Sponsorship Team focuses on identifying opportunities for our communities that we serve.

Please refer to our Sponsorship Guidelines and FAQs prior to completing your Sponsorship Form.

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Alterna Savings. Please note that submitted applications will be evaluated against Alterna Savings’ Sponsorship Criteria as outlined on alterna.ca.

Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Alterna Savings Sponsorship Team. The application form will be the main decision making factor to grant or deny sponsorship support. To ensure a fair evaluation, make
sure your application is filled out completely with all the requested information.

Please note that Alterna Savings is on a secure email network and sometimes emails get tagged as spam and don’t come through to our sponsorship mailbox. If you have not received an email confirmation stating receipt of your application within 5 business days please follow up so a Committee member can confirm it has been received or request it to be resent.

All applications must be accompanied by Alterna Savings’ official application form as provided on alterna.ca. Requests received by telephone, fax, mail, or email - without the application form attached - will not be considered.

Alterna Savings does not provide funding to the following:

  • Organizations or events not open to members of the general public

  • Events where individual ticket prices exceed $100

  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual
    orientation, marital status, family status, veteran status, disability or other characteristics protected by law

  • Individuals and families

  • Political, advocacy, fraternal, labor and veterans groups

  • Religious organizations, (some exceptions may be made for programs that support and are open to, the general community)

  • Fundraising Galas or events that are similar and fall into this category

  • Table purchases for an event

Make sure to identify marketing opportunities that come with your sponsorship, where you think Alterna Savings will be interested in leveraging. You can list this on pages 3 and 4 of the sponsorship application.

Please remember that Alterna Savings represents over 100,000 members in communities across Ontario and receives a great number of asks from worthy causes. Each year we examine every opportunity to identify those with the greatest impacts.

Note: The Alterna Savings Sponsorship strategy recognizes that it is important to support a wide variety of organizations, having been supported in the past by Alterna Savings does not influence the decision of the Sponsorship Team.

  1. When should I submit my applications?

    Applications must be submitted a minimum of three months before the sponsorship start date. Applications that do not adhere to this timeline will not be considered.

  2. Is there a dollar amount limitation for sponsorship support?

    No. There is no dollar limitation. However typically in the past the dollar amount of support has ranged from $100, to $5,000 with some exceptions that exceed this range.

  3. How do I apply?

    Please fill out the online application form that can be found on alterna.ca. Email the completed form to sponsorship@alterna.ca.

  4. How do I contact the Sponsorship Team? 

    You can email sponsorship@alterna.ca to follow up on the status of your application. Please note that the Team meets once a month to review requests and will need a couple of weeks before responding to inquiries.

  5. How do I know my application was received?

    Once the application has been submitted an email confirmation will be sent.

  6. When should I expect to receive a response?

    On average it takes approximately 45 days to review applications after submission. Once a decision has been finalized a response will be sent to the applicant.

  7. I faxed, mailed or emailed a query to seek sponsorship from Alterna Savings. Should I reapply? 

    We only accept submissions that have been emailed to sponsorship@alterna.ca that have the official sponsorship application form attached with it. Submissions received in any other means will not be considered.

  8. Alterna Savings has sponsored me in the past will my application have leverage over other applications?

    No. All applications are treated equally. However, if the applicant is an Alterna Savings member that is taken into consideration.

  9. Can I reapply if I have been declined in the past for funding? 

    Yes, if the funding aligns with the criteria of Health and Wellbeing.

  10. I have a local request; can I go to my home branch and apply through them? 

    All funding requests must follow the procedure outlined on alterna.ca and must be accompanied by the official application form which should be submitted to sponsorship@alterna.ca and not a local branch.

  11. Why was my organization declined?

    Alterna Savings receives an overwhelming amount of requests each year, as a small organization it is not always possible to respond favorably to every request.

If you have any questions or concerns about sponsorships and funding, please email sponsorship@alterna.ca

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