For Charities

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For Charities

The Grand Bend Community Foundation exists to support local charities with great ideas for improving our community. We  support charities and charitable projects in Grand Bend, Port Franks, Exeter, Thedford, Dashwood areas.

Have you got an idea but aren’t sure if your organization is eligible? Ask us! We provide leadership in the community by helping organizations shape and fund innovative projects that enrich all our lives.

We Grant to Grand Bend Projects and the Greater Grand Bend Area, Click here to see a map of some of our grants.

 

Granting guidelines

Our grants program focuses on building community capacity in the greater Grand Bend area. We look for creative projects that build on strengths and meet community needs and opportunities. We offer grants in the following areas of interest:

  • Children and youth
  • Community Facilities
  • Family and community
  • Healthcare
  • Physical activity & recreation
  • Education
  • Social services
  • The Environment
  • Arts and culture

Application process

Grant applications are due each year on September 30.
Please contact the office if you require assistance with preparing the application.

Click here for the grant guidelines.

Grant Application Page (follow this link to print or submit a grant request)

 

Grants Awarded to date

2002-2016 All Grants Total

$1,325,535

Includes Flow-Through Grants of $337,715
   

Grants Awarded 2016

   
Municipality Lambton Shores    
     Grand Bend Beach Accessibility project
$5,000  
     Rotary Community Stage (yr 2) $15,000  
    
Scouts Canada (Zurich)-Jamboree 2017 $2,500  
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority  
     5000 Trees Project – Klondyke project $3,000  
 MS society – Grand Bend Bike Ride $1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron    
Big Bunch Group  –Partially funded by the Relouw Fund 
 $10,000

 

 
 GBYC Sailing School – Under privileged kids – Funded by the LCF Canada Games fund
$1500   
 Friends of Pinery – Trail Wheelchair  $2,750
 GB art centre -GB School Music program 2016-2017 $4,250
 Diabiates Kids Camp $1,300
 GB Art Centre – Creative writing classes $2,000
 Junior Achievement -GB school $1,200
 Friends of Pinery – Trail Wheelchair  $2,750
 Grand Bend Health Centre – community Seminar $2,500
 Drayton Youth Theatre school program $5,000
Lambton Kent District School Board  
   Funds from MJ Muma Bursary 2 students
$1700
 
Celebrate CANADA 150 -Matching grants provided by Canada and Community Foundations Canada  
   GB art Centre -Stage Opening Event  $7,000  
   Ausable Heritage Tree Festival  $3,000  
   Algarva 150 Mentally Challenged Day  $2,000  
  Summer Sunset Sounds Canada 150  $3,000  
Flow Throughs -direct from donors $52,387  

    Recipients                

South Huron Hospital Foundation

Grand Bend Art Centre

Lambton Shores-Rotary Community Stage

   

Total 2016 Grants

$126,837

   
   

 Grants Awarded 2015

   
Municipality Lambton Shores    
     Grand Bend Christmas lights & decor 
$6,200  
     Rotary Community Stage $15,000  
    Summer Sunset Sounds  $2000  
    
Scouts Canada (Zurich) $1,500  
     Equipment & facilities upgrades    
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority  
     Grade 8 Water Education  $5,000  
     5000 Trees Project $3,000  
     Lambton Shores trail Association (docks)  $2,500  
 Huron Shores United Church $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron  $10,000  
     Big Bunch Group
   
     Partially funded by   the Relouw Fund  and the 2001 London alliance Canada Summer games fund 
   
Lambton Kent District School Board $1700  
   MJ. Muma Bursary (2)recipients     
Flow Throughs -direct from donors $64,785  

    Recipients                   Forest Cliff Camps

Salvation Army

South Huron Hospital

Rotary Community Stage

United Way Perth Huron

World Wild Life fund

MMT Foundation

   

Total 2015 Grants

$122,685

   

Grants Awarded 2014

   
Municipality Lambton Shores    
   
     CIB – Klondyke community garden  $300  
     Grand Bend 5000 Trees Project  $5,000  
     CIC – community centre feasibility study  $10,679  
     Klondyke Soccer Fields-Enhancements –funded by the Relouw Fund & 2001 London alliance Canada Summer games fund & True Sport Foundation Matching grant  $3,018

$12,368

   Beach Enhancement- Advanced payment  $15,000  
Huron Country Playouse (Drayton) $15,000  
     Lighting & Accessibility Improvements    
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority $4,000  
   Phragmites control projects    
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority $1,000  
   Earth Rises Seminar    
Municipality of Bluewater  $2,500  
     Friends of Hay Town Hall    
 Bosanquet Central School $9,312  
     Digital Literacy technology project  
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron  $10,000  
     Big Bunch Group & school Mentoring 
   
 Grand Bend Art Centre    
$2,200   
     Art Angels project  
YMCA Grand Bend Centre  $2,725  $2,500
      program expansion -matching grant provided by True Sport Foundation  
 Lambton Kent District School Board
 $1,700  
     MJ. Muma Bursary (2)recipients  
 Grand Bend CF admin 

Hank Krech family Fund

11 additional charities provided with

411.00

 

4618.00 

 
  Flow Through funds from our generous donors  

Total 2014 Grants

$86,810

   

Grants Awarded 2013

   
Municipaility Lambton Shores    
     Grand Bend Christmas lights & decor 
$6,200  
     CIB – Klondyke community garden  $500  
     Grand Bend Historical Plaques  $2750  
     Aquafest 2013  $10,000  
     Aquafest 2014  $5000  
Grand Bend Legion $20,000  
     Washroom Accessibility & Improvements    
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority $2,800  
     Species at risk and Old Ausable channel wetlands    
Junior Achievement  $1,100  
     Grade 8 financial education    
 Huron County Foodbank Distribution $3,846  
     Pallet Jack & weight scale  
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron  $5,000  
     Big Bunch Group
   
       –funded by the Relouw Fund (3095.00) and
       -2001 London alliance Canada Summer games fund (1905.00)
   
Algarva building project $4,000  
     Windows replacement
   
Flow through -Vision Ministries Canada $500  
      Paul Turnbull Flow Through
   
Lambton Kent District School Board $1700  
     MJ. Muma Bursary (2)recipients     
Flow Through- Forest Cliff Camps $500  
    Paul Turnbull Flow Through    
Flow Through – Dillon Consulting $5,000  
      Beach Enhancement Project pledge    
Flow Through -Grace Bible Chapel $1,100.00  
    Paul Turnbull Flow Through
   
     

Total 2013 Grants

$69,996

   

Grants Awarded 2012

   
Municipaility Lambton Shores    
     Beach Enhancement
$7,500  
     CIB – Klondyke community garden  $1,000  
Grand Bend Non Profit Housing $7,400  
     Accessibility entrance project    
Lake Huron Coastal Conservation $5,085  
     Butt Free Beach project    
Friends of the Pinery $7,000  
     Accessibilty deck and beach wheelchair project    
Forest Cliff Camps    
     Camp For kids
$2,000  
     Cabin Accessibility
$1,500  
Mount Carmel School $2,750  
     Classroom Technology project
   
Grand Bend Community Health Center – flow through $5,705  
     EMR project
   
Lambton Kent District School Board $850  
     MJ. Muma Bursary recipient – Nicholas Thuss    
Forest Cliff Camps $900  
    Paul Turnbull Flow Through    
Flow Through – Dillon Consulting $5,000  
      Beach Enhancement Project pledge    
Flow Through- Municipality Lambton Shores $10,463  
     Youth Recreation Projects -Trail
   
     

Total 2012 Grants

$57,153

 
   
 

Grants Awarded 2011

   
Algarva $600  
     Projector Project for Volunteer organizations    
Grand Bend Rotary $1,000  
     Stephen Lewis contribution    
Grand Bend Art Centre $1,500  
     Art Programs for Children    
Naricsse $2,500  
     St Joesphs Naricsse play    
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre    
     Electronic medical records $5,000  
     Improve communications project $8,000  
Big Brothers Big Sisters Huron County $1,800  
     Big Bunch program    
Derik Whiting Foundation $1,650  
     IT equipment for their Administration software    
Olivia Kraft $850  
     MJ. Muma Bursary recipient    
Grand Bend Baseball Project $5,000  
     Lions Ball Park Enhancements    
Flow Through – Dillon Consulting $5,000  
      Beach Enhancement Project pledge    
Huron County Playhouse $35,000  
     Playhouse renovation & expansion    
     

Total 2011 Grants

$67,900

 
     
     

Grants Awarded 2010

   
Canadian National Institute for the Blind $1,250  
     Grand Bend Low Vision Clinic    
Friends of the Pinery Park $3,000  
     Rolling Boardwalk Construction for Dune Preservation    
Grand Bend Art Centre $5,500  
     Art Programs for Children    
North Middlesex Arena & Fitness Centre $5,000  
     Referee/coaches room    
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel $3,500  
     Purchase a classroom SMART board    
South Huron District High School $2,000  
     Challenge Day    
Robbie Taylor $700  
     MJ. Muma Bursary recipient    
Municipality of Lambton Shores $7,500  
     Part of our pledge to the Beach Enhancement Project    
Rotary Club of Grand Bend $5,000  
     Phase 4 of the Clean Water Now Project    
Flow Through – Beverlee Barber $1,800  
     Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre    
     Updated equipment for the Gentle Exercise Program    
Flow Through – Beverlee Barber $1,910  
     St. John’s Anglican Church    
Flow Through – Dillon Consulting $5,000  
     Beach Enhancement Project pledge    
     

Total 2010 Grants

$42,160

 
     
     

Grants Awarded 2009

   
Friends of Pinery Park $1,500
     Savanna Strolls Walking Club
Grand Bend Home & School Association $8,500
     Wheelchair accessible playground equipment
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel $3,500
     Purchase a classroom SMART board
Grand Bend Community Health Centre $25,000
     Dorothy Child bequest to for the visually impaired
Flow Through – Dillon Consulting $5,000
     Beach Enhancement Project pledge

Total 2009 Grants

$43,500

 
     
     

 Grants 2008

 Until 2008, GBCF had consistently granted more than is required of foundations by the Canada Revenue Agency. When the global financial meltdown caused a dramatic drop in our portfolio, we made the difficult decision to forego granting and protect the long-term value of our endowment funds.  
     
     

Grants Awarded 2007

 

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation $15,000  
Grand Bend Legion $5,194  
Grand Bend Non Profit Housing Corporation $10,000  
Grand Bend Public School $3,738  
Grand Bend Youth Centre $7,600  
Midwestern Adult Day Services $19,842  
Rotary Club of Grand Bend $5,000  
South Huron Hospital Association $5,750  
South Huron Hospital Foundation $35,000  
The Municipality of Lambton Shores $6,000  
VON Perth-Huron $3,045  
Grants $116,169  
     
Flow-Through Grants $1,900

Total 2007 Grants

$118,069

     
     

Grants Awarded 2006

 

 

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation $20,000  
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron $1,500  
Canadian National Institute for the Blind $5,000  
Grand Bend and Area Horticultural Society $8,664  
Grand Bend and District Soccer Association $20,000  
Grand Bend Partners in Learning $1,500  
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre $9,747  
Lambton Shores Recreation Complex-Forest $5,000  
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School $5,500  
Rotary Club of Grand Bend $25,000  
The Huron Country Playhouse Guild $2,500  
VON Perth-Huron Palliative Care Volunteer Program $460  
Grants $104,871  
     
Flow-Through Grants $32,250

Total 2006 Grants

$137,121 

 
     
     

Grants Awarded 2005

 

 

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation $15,000  
Grand Bend Adult Day Centre $11,462  
Grand Bend Area Health Services Foundation $16,537  
Grand Bend Optimists Club $42,500  
Grand Bend Public School $18,670  
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School $10,000  
Rotary Club of Grand Bend $25,000  
VON Perth-Huron Palliative Care Volunteer Program $2,845  
Grants $142,014  
     
Flow-Through Grants $25,000  
 

Total 2005 Grants

$167,014

 

 

Grants Awarded 2004

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of South Huron $5,000  
Community Foundations of Canada $2,500  
Friends of the Bayfield River $5,000  
Grand Bend Area Health Services Foundation $38,831  
Grand Bend Legion $8,376  
Grand Bend Nursery School $10,324  
Grand Bend Optimists Youth Centre $4,000  
Huron Country Playhouse Guild $2,500  
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School $3,500  
Partnership Committee $8,500  
Pinery Cemetery $3,055  
VON Huron Perth $3,000  
Grants $94,586  
     
Flow-Through Grants $6,060

Total 2004 Grants

$100,646

 
     
     

Grants Awarded 2003

 

 

Grand Bend Area Health Services Foundation $18,000  
Grand Bend Nursery School $5,000  
Grand Bend Optimists Youth Centre $2,000  
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School $5,000  
Partnership Committee $18,000  
Pinery Cemetery $2,000  

Total 2003 Grants

$50,000

 

Grants Awarded 2002

 

 

Grand Bend Area Health Services Foundation $13,500  
Grand Bend Optimists Youth Centre $1,500  
Partnership Committee $13,500  
Pinery Cemetery $1,500  
Flow-Through Grants $97,150  

Total 2002 Grants

$127,150