In the world of small not-for-profit organizations, such as TIA, membership dues and donations are stretched to cover their operating budget but this generally falls short. The sustainability of TIA and the funding of special projects relies upon other critical contributions such as Grants which creates partnership relationships and supports TIA’s ability to fulfill its mission: river safety, environmental awareness and community support.
TLTI Municipal Grants
TIA is proud of its valued relationship with the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (TLTI) which has led to the following recent support.
- 2015 Grant of $10,000 in support of replacement of shoal markers lost or worn beyond repair.
- 2018 Grant of $3,400 in support of purchasing GPS equipment to identify the location of river shoal markers now illustrated on the TIA website.
- 2020 Grant of $10,000 in support of TIA mission programs for river safety, environmental awareness and community support.
TIA is grateful to TLTI for these significant grants that respond to programs for the safety of the river community and constituents.
The Great Lakes Foundation
The Great Lakes Foundation (GLF) is dedicated to preserving the richness of wilderness cruising areas of the Great Lakes, as well as fostering the art and science of cruising. The Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in grants since 1993 to activities that meet the Foundation’s Grant Policy.
Thank you for your support, and remember that what we can do for the Great Lakes is good for all who cruise their waters.
Why Your Membership Matters
TIA is the only organization placing shoal markers for the River Community - this is an essential service. Our mission of river safety is to heighten boater’s awareness of some dangerous shoals to avoid . TIA strongly encourages all boaters to use navigation charts when navigating the St. Lawrence River. Please be a TIA supporter, we rely on membership dues & donations to be sustainable.