Victor Stevenson Aviation Heritage Fund

Veena Lamba Scholarship for the Arts Fund

Trevor Jonasson Memorial Fund

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Endowed Fund

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Agency Non-Endowed Fund

Thunder Bay Community Foundation Community Fund

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Foundation Non-Endowed Fund

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Foundation Endowed Fund

Thunder Bay Boys & Girls Club Agency Non-Endowed Fund

Thunder Bay Boys & Girls Club Agency Endowment Fund

Thunder Bay Art Gallery Agency Endowment Fund

Thunder Bay & District Humane Society Agency Endowment Fund

The Uncommon Woman Leadership in STEM Scholarship by Romy Marlo

The Ken Moffatt Family Bursary Fund

Ken was an original Board Member at the Foundation when it was established in 1971 and knows the significance of nurturing a legacy that will benefit generations to come. He established this Bursary Fund in memory of his late wife, June Moffatt and his daughter, Susan (Moffatt) Estey, who were both dedicated nurses and graduated from the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg.

Tere & Marie McDonald Family Fund

This fund will assist charities in sustaining their volunteers and address their ever-changing needs and opportunities in our community now and forever. From Board and Committee to grassroots roots training in developing individuals skills to preform day to day hands on support and fundraising this fund will financially support those training initiatives.

Susan C. Simonsen Aboriginal Bursary

Superior North EMS Leslie Vance Bursary Fund

Shirley H. & Meredith O. Nelson Fund

The Shirley and Meredith Nelson Fund was established in 2006 by their daughter Archdeacon Deborah Kraft. This fund provides awards for people raised on working farms who desire to pursue post-secondary health care or engineering degrees. The fund also provides annual bursaries to Thunder Bay charities.

Shirley & Emilio Rigato Family Fund

Shelter House Agency Endowment Fund

Ruth Black Endowment Fund

Ruth Black loved Thunder Bay and left a large bequest to the Thunder Bay Community Foundation so her passion for the community would be nurtured in perpetuity.

Roy Seymour & Geraldine Ruth Roger’s Fund

Ross A. Wilson Education Fund

RFL Fund for Indigenous Initiatives

Rebecca Johnson Fund

R.K Dewar Fund

The Dr. R. K. Dewar Medical Research Grant was established in 1987 by Ms. Helen Dewar to honour the life and work of her brother, Dr. Robert Kerr Dewar. Dr. Dewar had faith in the future and progress of medical science and had a keen interest in cutting edge research of his day. He was particularly interested in Neuro-Regeneration and Molecular Biology.

Ontario Endowment for Children & Youth in Recreation (OECYR) Fund

Northern Ontario Writers Agency Endowment Fund

Northern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre Non-Endowed Fund

MNP Donor Advised Fund

Meredith/Karam Family Fund

Margaret & Ed Ayer Family Fund

Margaret & Ed Ayer Animal Welfare Fund

Margaret & Arnold Westlake Endowment for the Arts

Lutheran Community Care Agency Endowment Fund

Lesley Bell & Rod Morrison Family Fund

Laurie & Joanne Tulloch Family Fund

The Tulloch Family bursary was created in 2022 with the passing of Laurence (Laurie) Tulloch. Joanne, along with children Laurence and Nancy, wanted to ensure Laurie’s legacy of civic engagement continued through the support of youth in the community of Thunder Bay wanting to pursue a career in education. Laurie and Joanne were educators in the elementary and secondary systems in Thunder Bay with the Lakehead Public School Board. Born, raised, and educated in Port Arthur, Laurie and Joanne were strong advocates for educators being role-models and active volunteers and mentors in community. Together they believed that engaged youth develop into community-oriented adults. Joanne and Laurie encouraged involvement in sport, recreation, and music by supporting youth in these activities and volunteering themselves. Together they spent many hours coaching, serving on not-for-profit boards, fundraising and being advocates for numerous sport, health, and community-based organization. This fund will provide financial assistance to community-engaged youth pursing post-secondary studies in the education field.

Kitty Care Agency Endowment Fund

Keri Chase Memorial Animal Fund

This fund was created to provide financial assistance to qualified registered charities providing care, assistance, and shelter to injured/stray animals and birds of every description and either finding them homes or returning them to the wild from which they came.

Keri Chase Foundation Agency Endowment Fund

Kelly & George Badanai Family Fund

The owners of Badanai Motors have taken the company mission statement of “remaining a socially responsible member of the community” to heart by investing in causes that resonate with their family.”

Justice Ronald B. Lester Memorial Youth Foundation Agency Endowment Fund

Justice Ronald B. Lester Memorial Youth Bursary Fund

June Morgan MacDonald Bursary for Arts & Design

JP Hudolin Endowed Family Fund

Joshua Dyke Family Scholarship Fund

Josa Daliro Endowed Family Fund

John Rafferty Memorial Fund

The John Rafferty Memorial Fund with the Thunder Bay Community Foundation honours John’s memory. Funds will support community engaged projects that ensure equal opportunities and create visions for social change and support social justice.

John A. McLean Scholarship Fund

James & Shirley Symington Family Fund

Local philanthropists Shirley and James established their own family fund to support our community through the funding of local initiatives that are important to them.

James & Catherine Colquhoun Family Fund

Jackie & Ernie Dojack Family Fund

Hospice Northwest Agency Endowment Fund

Helen L. Dewar Scholarship Fund

Hanna & Victor Stevenson Fund for Education & Arts Development

Habitat for Humanity Agency Endowment Fund

H.A.G.I Agency Endowment Fund

Grace & Colin Bruce Family Fund

Freisen/Jones Family Fund

This bursary fund was created to support individuals under age 29 who have been in the care of Children’s Aid who will be graduating high school and pursuing post-secondary opportunities.

Franz & Sondra Seibel Family Fund

Fort William Columbus Club Non-Endowed Fund

The Fort William Columbus Club was established in 1951 in the city of Fort William. Five visionaries from Fort William and Port Arthur envisioned a Social and Athletic Club that would advance the cultural and social interest of the members and others through athletic games, recreation and sports. This was their way of giving back to their community.

The FIRST DIRECTORS were Patrick Lewis O’Brien, Ernest John Elvish, Oswald Patrick Hacquoil, Tiberio Zanette and Brien O’Brien.


The focus of the fund is three-fold

  1. Provide Educational Assistance
  2. Support Disadvantaged Children
  3. Support Registered Charities

For more information contact Columbus Centre

(807) 623-3252 or email

Dr. S. Penny Petrone Fund

In 2003 Dr. S. Penny Petrone established a named fund to grant to agencies that support persons with disabilities, especially the blind. In her directions for this fund Dr. Petrone wrote: “I truly believe that the able-bodied should be responsible for their own welfare. My concern is for those, who through no fault of their own, are born disabled or have become so. Thereby, I hope to make their lives a little better.

Dr. George & Mary Morrison Family Fund

Doreen & Bill Everitt Family Bursary Fund

Like Doreen, Bill values education and the importance of making a positive contribution to your community.

Donny Ritza Skills Development Endowment Fund

In 2012 the estate of Lucy Frances Ritza created the Donny Ritza Fund to “assist in the skills development of people who are mentally challenged. Donny is Lucy’s son and she wanted to honour his achievements by supporting those with disabilities.

Dilico Children’s Foundation Agency Endowment Fund

The Mazinaajim Children’s Foundation is an Anishinabek-led charitable organization established in 2009. The mandate is to support the educational, recreational, cultural and community needs of Anishinabek children and youth in North western Ontario. Mazinaajim works with over 6000 children and families who face many social and economic challenges. The need for help is great, yet many services that are vital to the health and well-being of children and families are not funded. The Mazinaajim Children’s Foundation can meet the changing needs of children and youth with support from donors.

Derek T. Noyes Humane Fund

David Legge & Shelley Crawford Non-Endowed Fund

Danny Clara Legacy Fund

Christopher Jean Memorial Fund

The fund is to be used to carry out activities to promote healthy lifestyles and sportsmanship for children and youth through sports, games and recreation and to “relieve poverty by providing shelter, food, clothing and other amenities to assist people in need” in the City of Thunder Bay.

Carolyn & Jack Verhoeven Donor Advised Pass Through Fund

Bonnie Moore & Jay Eingold Fund

Bonnie Moore and her husband Jay Eingold have been supporters of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation since she joined the Board in 2009. Giving to our community through the Foundation is their joy! They created a Fund to give money now to various charities that support youth and are leaving a Legacy Gift in their Will to ensure their appreciation for the work our great charities do is extended into perpetuity.

Arthur Widnall Fund

The Arthur Widnall Indigenous bursary is dedicated to creating opportunities for young people from the Thunder Bay Indigenous community, who as a result of economic limitations may not otherwise be able pursue post-secondary education.

Aileen, Amanda & Gertrude Lahti Scholarship Fund

Aileen Lahti passed away in 2008 at the age of 97. She was employed by Prudential Insurance Co. of American until her retirement after 38 years of service. Her sister Gertrude Lahti passed away in 2011 at the age of 97. She worked for 31 years for the Grain Commission. The sisters lived all of their lives in Thunder Bay.