King Endowment Fund

Support for research, educational programs and other opportunities that further advance the GBLT’s mission.


The Wally and Marilyn King Endowment Fund was created by Wally and Marilyn to support special projects which promote the appreciation of the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, the North Channel, and its unique environment. This is done through the King Family bursaries. Scientists, academics, artists, authors, musicians, writers and others are encouraged to apply. For a complete list of past bursary recipients, please click here.

“Marilyn and I are simply delighted to see our endowment activated with this bursary and very pleased to see the additional matching donations/bursary as well. We wish the recipients good wishes and success in whatever project that is selected.” -Wally King

Two bursaries of $3,500 each are awarded each spring. The next round of applications will open in December 2018. Information about the bursaries and an application form can be found below.

Please contact Sarah Koetsier by email at or phone at 416-440-1519 x 102 with any questions.