2016 June Scholarship and Grant Recipients

June 2016 Granting Report element

CFPEI 65 Funds are grouped in the following categories:

  • Community Fund– Fund income is used by the CFPEI to make grants in the Fund’s name to existing and emerging worthy Island causes.
  • Designated Fund– Specific organizations are supported each year with a continuous flow of grant money determined by income on the fund invested.
  • Donor Advised Fund– The Donor continues to be involved in deciding which charitable organizations are to be supported each year.
  • Field of Interest Fund– On behalf of the donor, grants are given by the CFPEI to charitable organizations for projects in the field of interest specified by the donors in the Fund Agreements.
  • Legacy Society Fund– The Legacy Society contains Funds set up by donors who have formally stated their intention to leave the CFPEI in their will as a beneficiary of an estate or insurance policy or who will initiate a scholarship and/or grant allocation at their time of death.
  • Scholarship Fund– Scholarship funds are created with money invested so that awards may be granted annually to Island students attending post-secondary schools, according to criteria decided by the donor or determined by the CFPEI in the interest of the donor.

2016 Granting

Each year the CFPEI calculates a draw-down of a percentage of income earned, 4% (determined by CRA policy), from all of its 65 funds invested (endowed). The amounts are distributed to specific CRA-qualified donees/ charities and students/ schools based on an application and selection process. Most applications come to the CFPEI to determine eligibility. Review of applications and decision on recipients are based on specific criteria and determined by external Fund committees or by the CFPEI Granting Committee. There are two rounds of granting of scholarships and community grant funding:

Round 1 – May 31, 2016

Round 2 – October 31, 2016

The CFPEI Board is grateful to the volunteers who serve on the 2016 CFPEI Granting Committee:appreciation-thank-you

  • Paula Foley, Chair
  • Jamie Kilbride
  • Joyce Gaudet
  • Heather Henry MacDonald
  • Marilynn Barrett
  • JoAnn McQuaid

Round 1 – May 31, 2016 application deadline

CFPEI Granting Committee determined the following scholarship and community grant award recipients:

Community Grants

Mental Health 2016 theme

Pooled money from the Community Funds and participating Designated Funds including: Alzheimer’s Foundation, Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Charitable Trust, Dr. Donald Taylor Memorial Fund, Edith and Eric C. Robinson Fund, Fund 1, Katherine and Thomas Upson Fund, and the Island Fund.

  • AIDS PEI Community Support Group’s “Make it Visible photo voice” project is to address the stigma and discrimination experienced by Islanders engaged in drug use or living with Hepatitis C – $2,000
  • Alzheimer Society of PEI for their First Link program which bridges the gap between diagnosis and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias – $5,750
  • Thyramus Corporation for their Appin Road Summer Camp where socially disadvantaged young people struggling with mental health problems can experience summer camp – $2,000
  • CMHA for their three county-based clubhouses to support mental health programs – $6,000
  • Inclusions East to support the mental health of clients at the Kingswood Centre – $2,000
  • REACH Foundation’s “Hands on Soap” production project for those recovering from mental illness and addictions in PEI – $2,000
  • PEI Sierra Club for their Wild Child program which will deliver positive engagement programming for 400 children with the natural environment in their communities – $2,000
  • Eastern Kings Community Centre, to help purchase defibrillators for a well-used venue for events such as weddings, meetings, ceilidh and community gatherings – $800
  • Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI to provide supplies and materials for their youth advisory group – $500

 

Field of Interest Funds

On behalf of the donor, grants are given by the CFPEI to charitable organizations for projects in the field of interest specified by the donors in the Fund Agreements.

David A MacKay Fund:

  • First Baptist Church which is open seven days a week to the community hosting morning and evening services for the purchase of a defibrillator – $2,250
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 in Souris which operates a weekly bingo, card plays, fundraising events and other community meetings to purchase a defibrillator and associated training – $2,250

Island Arts and Heritage Stabilization Project Fund:

  • Uillean Piper’s Guild whose project is to promote Irish music, dance and culture in PEI – $745
  • Watermark Theatre for their project to mentor interns in general and production management – $745
  • Cardigan Area Heritage Association to purchase materials to establish their digital information stations – $745

Melville Campbell Fund:

  • CMHA’s suicide prevention program for youth in the Summerside area – $1,200

Living Memorial Trust Fund:

  • Nature Conservancy PEI for their project to reforest and construct a low impact trail system to protect a natural area near Howe Bay PEI – $2,500
  • Urban Beehive Project to familiarize and educate Islanders about the importance of bees and bee keeping in PEI – $800

Souris Fund:

  • Eastern Kings Community Centre, a well-used community venue for events such as weddings, meetings, ceilidhs and community gatherings to purchase a defibrillator – $1,200

Summer Islanders Fund:

  • Urban Beehive Project to familiarize and educate Islanders about the importance of bees and bee keeping in PEI – $325

Designated Funds

Specific organizations are supported each year with a continuous flow of grant money and does not involve a granting committee.

  • Beach Tennis Club Trust Fund – $650 to Tennis PEI
  • CFPEI Administration Fund – $2,370 to CFPEI Operating
  • Canada Games Host Society Legacy Trust – $121,800 to PEI Sports Association through the PEI Amateur Sports Fund
  • Cumberland – Rocky Point Women’s Institute – $1,750 to Westwood and Eliot River school libraries
  • Marlene Bryenton – Joseph A. Ghiz Memorial Park Fund – $1,650 to City of Charlottetown
  • Glendenning Family Fund – $750 to Black River Community
  • Hesta MacDonald Legacy Fund – $250 to Belfast School Library
  • Melville Campbell Fund – $600 to Summerside Boys and Girls Club
  • Jack Blanchard Music Bursary Program – $3,085 to 13 students in 2015/2016 school year
  • Jessie Drummond Public Speaking Award Fund – $150 Provincial 4-H
  • Katharyn Myers Lea Endowment – $400 to Englewood School for extracurricular activities
  • North Tryon Women’s Institute Legacy Fund – $1,660 to Englewood School for music and library programming, PCH Foundation for pediatric care, Tryon Watershed Coop

 Field of Interest Funds

On behalf of the donor, grants will be given in 2016 to charitable organizations for projects in the Fund’s stated areas of interest, involving an external committee:

  • Catherine Hennessey Endowment Fund – $3,900
  • Dr. Gerald Barret/DAPEI Legacy Fund – no applicant for May 31 deadline for a $560 grant

Scholarships Funds

Scholarship funds are created with money invested so that awards may be granted annually to Island students attending post-secondary schools, according to criteria decided by the donor or determined by the CFPEI in the interest of the donor.

CFPEI Granting Committee determined the following scholarship/award recipients for the Round 1 – May 31 application deadline:

Arthur and Theresa MacDonald:

  • Blake DeJong – $1,000
  • Emily Ann Fraser – $1,000
  • Chloe Lynne Hassan – $1,000
  • Mackenzie Koughan – $1,000
  • Maria Tarenta – $1,000

Lorne and Ruby Bonnell:

  • Bennett Crane – $845
  • Michael Ogden- $845

Orin Carver Scholarhip:

  • Julia Richardson – $1,050
  • Millicent Turner – $1,050
  • David Thompson – $1,050
  • Haley Dickson – $1,050
  • Amy Lynn MacQuarrie – $1,050

Noreen and George Corrigan Disability Scholarship:

  • Jenna McCarville – $2,580

Lowell Phillips Scholarship:

  • Kayl Porter – $750

Summerside Natick International Hockey Friendship Scholarship:

  • Chantel Haslem – $500

Joe Spriet Scholarship:

  • Kameron Kielly – $2,500
  • Cullen Mullally – $2,500

External Fund Award Selection Committees determine the following scholarship/ award recipients:

Architects Association of PEI

  • $2,000

Dr. Gerald Barrett/DAPEI Legacy Fund

  • $840 

Steven Turner Memorial Scholarship

  • Drew Murphy – $600

Gordon Doughart Memorial Fund Award

  • Emily Fraser – $500

Christian Gavard Memorial Fund Award

  • Kennedy Leard – $1,000

Saint John’s Lodge – Ross Estates Bursary

  • Pool available $4,500, based on number of eligible applicants

Community Grant and Scholarship Awards recipients and their friends and family, Fund representatives, CFPEI Granting Committee, CFPEI Board and staff, and other guests are invited to attend the Awards Recognition and Reception at The Rodd Charlottetown, Grafton Street, at 6 pm on August 17, 2016.

Round 2 – application deadline October 31, 2016

Scholarships

HRH Duke and Duchess Awards – Inaugural year:

  • 4 awards @ $2,200

Joan Auld Scholarship:

  • $500

 Noreen and George Corrigan Single Mother Scholarship:

  • $1,720

Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarship:

  • Pool available $52,000 for awards estimated @ $1,000 max

 

Community Grants – Canada 150 (CFPEI Granting Committee):canada_150_final_logo

For projects occurring in 2017 year. Using pooled undesignated Community Funds
and participating Designated Funds, CFPEI Granting Committee will determine matching grants for successful projects in celebration of Canada’s 150 birthday. Projects requesting matching funds of up to a value of $5,000 will be considered. Matching funds are provided by the Community Foundation of Canada and the Community Foundation of PEI.

Community Grants: Field-of-Interest (external selection committee):

David “Jiggs” MacDonald and Gerry Rutten Music Legacy Fund

  • $1,800 estimated