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Grant Information


Community Impact Grants 

The Community Impact Grants Process for 2020 is CLOSED . The Grant Review Team has made its recommendations to the Board and funds will be transferred shortly to the agencies receiving support in 2020.  

Emergency Community Support Fund

 Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aimed to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada flowed funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We were proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding throughout Lambton County ensuring that  that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy.

Through the ECSF, we invested in agencies and programmes that were struggling because of the impact of COVID

  ecsf ccmf   vs ecsf

  • Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile- Hands on Art Program - $5,000
  • VON - Tablets for Visiting Nursing Staff- $28,700
  •  Rebound - SPECTRUM – LGBTQ2S+ - $10,000
  • Victim Services of Sarnia-Lambton Inc. - Volunteer Crisis Responders-PPE & COVID Training and Equipment- $4,000
  • Lambton Mental Wellness Centre-  Essential Supplies to Reinstate Services - $ 5,200
  • Organization for Literacy in Lambton- Reopening Post-Pandemic- $11,200
  • Starlight Children's Foundation Canada-Play From Home Packs. $2, 500
  • St. Clair Child & Youth Services -Ensuring Essential Mental Health Services in a Safe Environment $22,000
  •  Huron House Boys' Home- COVID-19 Extended Programming- $10,560
  • Sexual Assault Survivors Centre of Sarnia Lambton - safe re entry materials for individual counseling - $6,500
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters-  for technology upgrades related to virtual meetings for bigs and littles- $11,000
  • County of Lambton Long Term Care-  for Patient connections via IPads- $ 14,280
  • Alzheimer’s Sarnia Lambton-  Virtual programming for dementia caregivers- $15,000  
  • St Clair Child & Youth-   Furnishing replacement for the Lochiel site- $6.427
  • Huron House Boys Home - Recreation options and additional costs related to schooling -$8630 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters-  activity kits- $5,000 
  • International Symphony Orchestra-   plexiglass for safety  and facility rental for their virtual concert series - $7,313
  • Lambton County Developmental Services  – accessible website and portal for families and caregivers - $5,000
  • Bluewater Health Foundation-  I Pads for patient connection-  $7,620


Petrolia Community Fund - CLOSED

The Petrolia Community Fund Grant process is now closed. The grants are given to organizations that are focused on improving the quality of life in the greater Petrolia area. Quality of life includes all aspects of the arts, culture, education, the environment, health, recreation and social services and issues affecting the community. Projects funded in 2020 will be announced New Year's Day 




SCF Micro Grants are generally for specific projects that do not fall within the time frame of the SCF Community Impact Grants or the Petrolia Community Fund Grants and range between 200 and 500 dollars. The grant is to be used for time limited projects or events that will benefit the community at large.

 A limited number of MICRO GRANTS is available in any given year.  Multiyear funding is not available. 




Donor Advised Grants

Some of our donors have established funds that are allow them to direct grantable income associated with their fund to specific charities or projects in the community. We're always interested in hearing about community needs and are happy to provide our fund holders with information about projects and programmes that might interest them  as they make their decision. These grants are made throughout the year and the Foundation Staff would be happy to advise you whether your project might be eligible.

For further information on the grant process for Community Impact, Donor Advised and Petrolia Community Fund Grants please call 519-332-2588