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Make a positive impact in your community

Investments from TC Energy’s Social Impact program, Build Strong, are guided by a set of criteria. Whether we are providing grants, 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.

We consider investment opportunities from communities within an approximate 30-kilometre (20-mile) radius of our operations or projects, that:

  • Align with one or more of our focus areas
  • Address a gap or need in the community that will allow the community to thrive
  • Create shared value and prosperity between our communities and our business
  • Promote equity and equality
  • Offer engagement opportunities for our employees
  • Demonstrate measurable impact

Our partnerships reflect the diversity of the communities where we live and work across North America. Through our social impact portfolio, we support organizations that promote equity and equality and contribute to a more inclusive future for us all.

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Interested in applying for funding from Build Strong?


Ineligible organizations

  • For-profit organizations
  • Private schools
  • 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.)
  • Organizations seeking to provide scholarships to students


Build Strong application is open.

Apply for funding

We will accept applications on a rolling basis from January 22 - November 8, 2024. Once all Build Strong dollars have been allocated, applications will not be considered for the remainder of the year. We encourage you to apply early.

If you are a successful applicant, you will be required to provide impact data metrics via a reporting survey you will receive from TC Energy 6 months to a year after being awarded your funds

Apply for indigenous funding

Please apply here if you are an Indigenous group, or your application will benefit more than 75% Indigenous peoples. To see if your initiative is a fit visit the Indigenous Community Legacy page.


Email build_strong@chihue.com to connect with the Social Impact team.



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