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The Canadian Geological Foundation: a significant supporter of geoscience in Canada

The Canadian Geological Foundation was incorporated in 1968 as a charitable organization dedicated to the furtherance of geoscience in Canada. For more than 40 years, it has played a key role in sustaining geoscience education, outreach and awareness across the country.

The Canadian Geological Foundation :

    was initially seeded with a founding grant from J. Thayer Lindsley
    is sustained by donations from benefactors who want to support and contribute to the furtherance of geoscience in Canada
    supports charitable and educational initiatives in the education of students and all phases of study, research and dissemination of knowledge relating to the science of geology
    tenders grants annually to deserving projects throughout Canada through an application process
    has quietly awarded almost 400 grants with a total value of close to $1.2 million

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