2021 Fall Granting Season Opens OCTOBER 18, 2021

The Thunder Bay Community Foundation accepts grant applications once a year. The 2021 Fall Granting season will run from October 18, 2021 - November 15, 2021. Applications can be submitted online by visiting https://bit.ly/2G0yemf. To view grant requirements and additional information, please visit https://tbcf.org/pages/view/grants

Thunder Bay Community Foundation grants are made possible through the generous endowments and gifts of local citizens 💙



As our community grapples with the enduring effects of the COVID-19 crisis, both the Thunder Bay Community Foundation and United Way of Thunder Bay are deeply concerned about the well-being of community members who have been hard hit by the economic impacts of the pandemic, as well as the ongoing pressures faced by frontline service providers and charities responding to increased demands for assistance from those in need. For many families, the fallout of the pandemic has created hardships related to food, housing, mental health and income insecurity.

In response to these continuing challenges, the United Way of Thunder Bay and Thunder Bay Community Foundation have once again joined forces to provide much-needed support to organizations who are struggling to meet the growing demand while coping with reduced capacity, resources, revenue, staffing and volunteers.

As part of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation’s current granting process, the United Way of Thunder Bay will provide additional funding for projects, programs and services that address basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, mental health supports and/or post-covid recovery efforts that tackle the root causes of poverty.      


Application requirements:

  • Clearly states the organization’s positive contribution to its community
  • Is organized and well written
  • Addresses one or more of the following needs in the community: food, shelter, clothing, mental health supports, poverty



The Thunder Bay Community Foundation 2021 Student Scholarships and Bursaries open on March 24, 2021! *NOW CLOSED*

It's that time of year! The Thunder Bay Community Foundation is announcing that the 2021 Scholarship and Bursary application period is now closed. With over $100,000 in awards, students can apply online through our scholarship/bursary portal. 

*NEW* We are honoured to welcome our newest scholarship award. MNP has created an accounting scholarship in recognition of their partner, colleague, friend, and philanthropist, Paul Fitzpatrick, FCPA, FCA. MNP is one of the largest full-service chartered accountancy and business advisory firms in Canada. They want to acknowledge a successful career in public accounting that integrates professional success and community support.

*NEW* Mentorship Opportunity for Bursary Applicants

Students who have received our awards have asked for mentors.  A group has been formed of former Thunder Bay Community Foundation Board members, donors, friends and recipients to do this.  Please note on your application if you would like to participate in this program. 

Definition of a Mentor: A person who gives you help, advice and guidance as you move forward in school and into a career.

For more information on how to apply for scholarships and bursaries, visit: http://tbcf.org/pages/view/student-awards 



The Thunder Bay Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2020 Fall Grant Recipients!

Please click here to view a full listing of the grant recipients. 




Emergency Community Support Fund

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) is a $350 million emergency funding program from the Government of Canada.

In collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada, the Thunder Bay Community Foundation is proud to be involved in the allocation of funding. The fund is designed to help Canada’s most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. The global pandemic has left no community untouched, and it is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable Canadians who are less equipped to deal with its health, social and economic impacts.

ECSF will provide a much-needed boost to organizations on the frontlines, while we also continue our efforts to secure the funding and support required for the stabilization and recovery phases ahead.

The application period for CFC’s ECSF Round #2 funding stream is now closed.



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