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Make a positive impact in your community

Donations from the Build Strong program are guided by a set of criteria. We consider partnership and sponsorship opportunities from communities within a roughly 30-kilometre (20-mile) radius of our operations or projects, that:

  • Align with one or more of our focus areas
  • Are significant to the long-term interests of the community
  • Benefit a large number of community members
  • Offer engagement opportunities for our workforce
  • Provide an impact report

Our partnerships reflect the diversity of the communities where we work and live across North America. Where possible, the Build Strong program strives to support organizations that promote equity and equality and are contributing to a more inclusive future.

Ineligible organizations

  • For-profit organizations
  • Non-profit organizations not established under 501(3)(c) of the U.S. tax code (U.S. only)
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals
  • Religious, political or special interest groups
  • Advocacy and lobby initiatives – including organizations that lobby against the energy industry
  • Recreation or sports organizations and events
  • Trips or tours
  • Third-party fundraisers
  • Advertising, memberships, ticket sales, or lotteries
  • Mass-mailed or non-addressed solicitation
  • Health-related organizations and fundraising events
  • Arts organizations (theatres, museums, orchestras, etc.)
  • Organizations seeking to purchase firearms and/or weapons (guns, bullet proof vests, ammunition, etc.)

Applying

Build Strong applications are open annually from January 3 to November 13.

To apply, complete the appropriate online application from the country links below. Please read the instructions on the first page of the application carefully before submitting.

Investment decisions are typically made within eight weeks of receipt of a complete application, however, large funding requests may take longer.

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Trout Unlimited Canada is an incredible organization with a proven track record of success in waterway restoration dating back to 1972. TC Energy has been partnering with Trout Unlimited Canada for the last 20 years: simply because we believe in their unmatched capability to implement real change on the ground, protect natural spaces and improve our water resources. Over the past few years, we have supported their Reconnecting Canada Project, which aims to restore water ways to improve fish passage and water quality.

Learn more about Trout Unlimited Canada

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TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy

TC Energy and the TC Energy Foundation donated US$50,000 to the University of Houston’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) to support a summer program that enables high school students interested in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) majors to prepare for the transition to college. The intensive, nine-week program, TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy provides support to 50 students, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.  

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