Grants Awarded 2002-2020

2002-2020 – All Grants Total

More than $1.8 million

Grants Awarded 2020

RecipientAmount
The Community Table (total) $20,500
Junior Achievement$1,300
Easter Seals$3,000
Relay Education$2,500
Port Franks Camera Club$1,000
Ontario Humane Society$1,500
Thedford Skating Club$2,000
Huron Women’s Shelter$32,100
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron$17,200
Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre$11,000
GBACHC$6,000
South Huron Hospital$500
Blue Water Rest Home$2,000
Contact House$5,000
Community Living SH$1,500
Lambton Kent DSB$15,000
Alhambra$3,000
ABCA$5,000
Huron Perth Health Unit$6,500
Southcott Pines PA$2,500
Huron Turning Point$1,966.20
Grand Bend Place$4,980.76
Friends of Pinery Park$2,500
Royal Canadian Legion$4,000
Blue Bayfield$1,000
Sauble Court$9,925
Kineto Theatre$10,000
From the South Huron Vitality Fund:
BBBSSH $2,000
Winterfest$3,000
Huron Waves Music Festival$6,500
Total-$184,971.96
In addition, the Foundation granted $70,000 to local charities from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund
Plus scholarships
Plus flow-through gifts

Grants Awarded 2019

RecipientAmount
ABCF/Southcott Pines$2,000
Friends of Pinery Park$3,500
Huron Waves Music Festival$5,000
Lakeshore Eco-Network$2,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron$12,200
West Coast Lions$1,000
Diabetes Canada$4,000
Scouts Canada$1,700
Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre$2,500
Canadian Cancer Society$2,000
Rural Response for Healthy Children $2,500
Partners in Learning$2,624
Cultural Collective $1,250
Dashwood Optimist Club $1,250
Grand Bend Art Centre $3,500
Also through RBC Community Challenge
Lakeshore Eco-Network $3,000
You, Me and Us/Lambton County$10,000
Friends of Pinery Park$5,550
Eco-Exeter$6,500
Plus scholarships$2,800
Plus Flow-through$10,913
Total- $85,787

Grants Awarded 2018

RecipientAmount
Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope$2,500
Diabetes Canada – summer camp $2,000
Education Perth Huron- global literacy project $6,400
Lambton Kent District School Board — science and tech workshops$1,970
Grand Bend Art Centre- school music program $3,500
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation- Jones Bridge project $5,000
Grand Bend Legion- elevator project $15,000
Jessica’s House — transportation$4,445
Sunset Concert Series $2,000
Sauble Court- gas fireplace $4,662
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron$10,250
One Care – foot care equipment $2,660
Easter Seals Ontario- summer camp $2,500
Flow-through donations $13,550
Total-$76,437

Grants Awarded 2017

RecipientAmount
Municipality Lambton Shores
Grand Bend Beach – Final Installment
Rotary Community Stage (yr 3)

$5,000
$15,000
Canadian Cancer Society Sarnia/Lambton $2,000
Scouts Canada Camp-Environment projects $2,200
Scouts Canada (Zurich)-Jamboree 2017 $2,500
Grand Bend Art Centre -GB School Music (Yr 1) $3,500
BBBSSH Big Bunch & School Mentoring $10,000
BBBSSH -GBYC Sailing School students $1,400
GBACHC- Local Transportation Evaluation $8,000
ABCA- Lakeshore Eco Network -tree planting $4,400
Huron Shores United- Community Concert Hall$15,000
GBAC -Lioness Wednesday Concerts$3,000
NLSHS -Muma Bursary$1,700
SHDHS- Lavender Bursary $350
Flow Throughs -direct from donors$31,018
Total- $105,068
Recipients
Municipal of Lambton Shores – Stage Project
Municipality Of South Huron – Lioness Washrooms
An additional 8 National and 3 local Charities supported by generous local donors.

Grants Awarded 2016

RecipientAmount
Municipality of Lambton Shores – Grand Bend Beach Accessibility project
Rotary Community Stage (yr 2)
$5,000
$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$10,000
– Partially funded by the Relouw Fund
GBYC Sailing SchoolUnder privileged kids – Funded by the LCF Canada Games fund$1,500
Friends of Pinery – Trail Wheelchair$2,750
GB Art Centre – GB School Music program 2016-2017$2,000
Diabetes 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$1,700
Celebrate CANADA 150 – Matching grants provided by Canada and Community Foundations Canada
GB Art Centre -Stage Opening Event
Ausable Heritage Tree Festival
Algarva 150 Mentally Challenged Day
Summer Sunset Sounds Canada 150
$7,000
$3,000
$2,000
$3,000
Flow Throughs – direct from donors$52,387
Recipients                
South Huron Hospital Foundation
Grand Bend Art Centre
Lambton Shores-Rotary Community Stage
Total-$127,087

Grants Awarded 2015

RecipientAmount
Municipality Lambton Shores – Grand Bend Christmas lights & decor
Rotary Community Stage
Summer Sunset Sounds
$6,200
$15,000
$2,000
Scouts Canada (Zurich) – Equipment & facilities upgrades$1,500
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority – Grade 8 Water Education
5000 Trees Project
Lambton Shores trail Association (docks)
$5,000
$3,000
$2,500
Huron Shores United Church$10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron – Big Bunch Group$10,000
Partially funded by the Relouw Fund  and the 2001 London alliance Canada Summer games fund
Lambton Kent District School Board – MJ. Muma Bursary (2)recipients$1,700
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-$121,685

Grants Awarded 2014

RecipientAmount
Municipality Lambton Shores
CIB – Klondyke community garden
Grand Bend 5000 Trees Project
CIC – Community Centre feasibility study
Klondyke Soccer Fields-Enhancements –funded by the Relouw Fund & 2001 London alliance Canada Summer games fund & True Sport Foundation Matching grant – $12,368
Beach Enhancement – Advanced Payment

$300
$5000
$10,679
$3,018

$15,000
Huron Country Playhouse (Drayton) – Lighting and Accessibility Improvements$15,000
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority – Phragmites control projects
Earth Rises Seminar
$4,000
$1,000
Municipality of Bluewater  – Friends of Hay Town Hall$2,500
Bosanquet Central School – Digital Literacy technology project$9,312
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron – Big Bunch Group & School Mentoring$10,000
Grand Bend Art Centre – Art Angels Project$2,200
YMCA Grand Bend Centre – program expansion -matching grant provided by True Sport Foundation $2,500$2,725
Lambton Kent District School Board – MJ. Muma Bursary (2)recipients$1,700
Grand Bend CF admin Hank Krech Family Fund$411
11 additional charities provided with Flow Through funds from our generous donors$4,618
Total-$87,463

Grants Awarded 2013

RecipientAmount
Municipality Lambton Shores Grand Bend Christmas lights & decor
CIB – Klondyke community garden
Grand Bend Historical Plaques
Aquafest 2013
Aquafest 2014
$6,200
$500
$2,750
$10,000
$5,000
Grand Bend Legion – Washroom Accessibility & Improvements$1,500
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority – Species at risk and Old Ausable channel wetlands$2,800
Junior Achievement – Grade 8 financial education$1,100
Huron County Foodbank Distribution – Pallet Jack & weight scale$3,846
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron – Big Bunch Group$5,000
Partially funded by the Relouw Fund ($3,095) and the 2001 London alliance Canada Summer games fund ($1,905)
Algarva building project – Windows replacement$4,000
Flow Throughs -direct from donors$8,800
Recipients
Vision Ministries Canada
Lambton Kent District School Board
Forest Cliff Camps
Beach Enhancement
Grace Bible Chapel
Total-$69,996

Grants Awarded 2012

RecipientAmount
Municipality Lambton Shores – Beach Enhancement
CIB – Klondyke Community Garden
$7,500
$1,000
Grand Bend Non Profit Housing – Accessibility entrance $7,400
Lake Huron Coastal Conservation – Butt Free Beach project$5,085
Friends of the Pinery – Accessibilty deck and beach wheelchair project$7,000
Forest Cliff Camps – Camp for Kids
Cabin Accessibility
$2,000
$1,500
Mount Carmel School – Classroom Technology project$2,750
Flow Throughs -direct from donors$22,918
Recipients
GBACHC – EMR project
Lambton Kent District School Board
Forest Cliff Camps
Beach Enhancement
Municipality of Lambton Shores
Total-$57,153

Grants Awarded 2011

RecipientAmount
Algarva – Projector Project for Volunteer organizations$600
Grand Bend Rotary –  Stephen Lewis contribution$1,000
Grand Bend Art Centre – Art Programs for Children$1,500
Naricsse – St Joesphs Naricsse play$2,500
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre – Electronic Medical Records
improve Communications project
$5,000
$8,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron – Big Bunch Group$1,800
Derik Whiting Foundation – IT equipment for their Administration software$1,650
Olivia Kraft –  MJ. Muma Bursary recipient$850
Grand Bend Baseball Project –  Lions Ball Park Enhancements$5,000
Huron County Playhouse – Playhouse renovation & expansion$35,000
Flow Through – Dillon Consulting – Beach Enhancement Project pledge$5,000
Total-$67,900

Grants Awarded 2010

RecipientAmount
CNIB – Grand Bend Low Vision Clinic$1,250
Friends of the Pinery Park – Rolling Boardwalk Construction for Dune Preservation$3,000
Grand Bend Art Centre – Art Programs for Children$5,500
North Middlesex Arena & Fitness Centre – Referee/coaches room$5,000
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – classroom SMART board$2,000
$1,500
South Huron District High School – Challenge Day$2,000
Robbie Taylor – MJ. Muma Bursary recipient$700
Municipality of Lambton Shores – Part of our pledge to the Beach Enhancement Project$7,500
Rotary Club of Grand Bend – Phase 4 of the Clean Water Now Project$5,000
Flow Through – Beverlee Barber
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre – Updated equipment for the Gentle Exercise Program$1,800
St. John’s Anglican Church$1,910
Flow Through – Dillon Consulting – Beach Enhancement Project pledge$5,000
Total-$42,160

Grants Awarded 2009 & 2008

RecipientAmount
Friends of Pinery Park – Savanna Strollers Walking Club$1,500
Grand Bend Home & School Association – Wheelchair accessible playground equipment$8,500
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – classroom SMART board$3,500
Grand Bend Community Health Centre – Dorothy Child bequest to for the visually impaired$25,000
Flow Through – Dillon Consulting – Beach Enhancement Project pledge$5,000
Total 2009$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

RecipientAmount
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$2,000
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
Flow Through Grants$5,000
Total-$118,069

Grants Awarded 2006

RecipientAmount
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
Flow Through Grants$32,250
Total-$137,121

Grants Awarded 2005

RecipientAmount
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
Flow Through Grants$25,000
Total-$167,014

Grants Awarded 2004

RecipientAmount
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
Flow Through Grants$6,060
Total-$100,646

Grants Awarded 2003

RecipientAmount
Grand Bend Area Health Services Foundation$18,000
Grand Bend Nursery School$11,462
Grand Bend Optimists Youth Centre$16,537
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School$5,000
Partnership Committee$18,000
Pinery Cemetery$2,000
Total-$167,014

Grants Awarded 2002

RecipientAmount
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-$127,150