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Building Strong Communities

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Our social impact program, Build Strong, invests in organizations that are vital to our communities and our business. Whether we are providing grants to organizations, awarding scholarships to future energy problem solvers or supporting local events that bring community members together, our goal is to help build strong, vibrant communities through mutually beneficial relationships.

Build Strong in the United States, donates to non-profits, registered charities, associations, municipalities, social enterprises, Indigenous groups and foundations that:

  • equip first responders with the resources they need to keep our communities safe;
  • improve access to education for future energy problem solvers;
  • protect and enhance the environment for today and tomorrow;
  • and mitigate barriers to well-being in our communities.

TC Energy prioritizes funding to organizations that can clearly articulate anticipated community impact on their funding application and are able to timely report on impact post-funding.

In 2021, we donated more than C$21.6 million to over 2,080 different organizations and students from 1,000+ communities across North America.

Apply for funding

The Build Strong application is open annually from January to November. Decisions are typically made within 8-10 weeks.

Types of Funding


A tax-deductible donation made to an organization that does not require the donor to receive significant goods or services in return.

In-kind Donations

A donation of equipment or resources owned by TC Energy made to an organization. Some examples include furniture, vehicles, computers and employee time.


The TC Energy Scholarship program provides financial support to students enrolled in post-secondary institutions. We offer over 800 scholarships across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to help develop the next generation of diverse, innovative community leaders and provide a skilled workforce for our industry.

Focus Areas


  • Equipment for first responders
  • Training for first responders
  • Mental wellness support for first responders
  • Emergency management programs
  • Emergency preparedness programs


  • STEM education programs
  • STEM education equipment
  • Post-secondary programs 
  • Workforce enablement programs
  • Diversity in STEM
  • Workforce enablement programs
  • Upskilling for energy careers
  • Events that encourage innovation/STEM thinking


  • Land capability
  • Land conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Important habitats
  • Species-at-risk

Resilient Communities

  • Food banks/support for food purchase
  • Meal provision programs
  • Sustainable energy infrastructure
  • Energy cost offsets
  • Mental wellness programs
  • Resilience training
  • Community events/celebrations
  • Natural disaster preparation
  • Natural disaster response 

*Support for events and conferences are limited in the U.S. to ensure TC Energy Foundation compliance with IRS regulations.

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TC Energy Tech Hub creates a safe space for Houston youth to receive high-quality, hands-on STEM education

TC Energy partnered with Comp-U-Dopt, a non-profit providing technology access and education to Houston's underserved youth. Through this partnership, we are helping prepare the leaders of tomorrow, building strong and skilled workforces for the next generation. To address the critical need for technology, we donated 150 computers and laptops to students in need as well as US$200,000 to create the TC Energy Tech Hub. The Tech Hub is a space where Comp-U-Dopt delivers high-quality, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programming to hundreds of students in the Houston area in 2021.