Community Foundation of PEI Awards $496,000 in Scholarships and Grants for 2017

Charlottetown, PEI Sept. 6, 2017– CFPEI recently celebrated the awarding of 164 scholarships and grants totalling $496,000 to individuals and organizations to support health, education, sports, the arts, and the environment through-out Prince Edward Island.

Since its inception in 1993, philanthropic Islanders and organizations have entrusted the Community Foundation of PEI (CFPEI) with the creation and stewardship of endowment funds to support the donors’ charitable aspirations.
From a modest beginning, the CFPEI portfolio is now valued at 8.9 million dollars. Income generated from these investments is distributed through community grants and scholarships. To date, 2.5 million dollars has been granted to support a wide range of diverse needs in Prince Edward Island communities.

John Robinson, the president of CFPEI, said “I enjoy meeting with donors to discuss the many services the Community Foundation of PEI can provide to assist them in the delivery of their philanthropic passions both in the immediate future and in perpetuity.  It’s a special pleasure for all of us to see the wishes of our donors and patrons come to fruition each year when grants are distributed.”


Contact John Robinson, President
Cell 902-394-2754
Email [email protected]

2017 grants and scholarships:

David A. MacKay Endowment Fund
     $1,860 – QEH Foundation       $2,855 – Camp Abegweit
Dr. Donald K. Taylor Memorial
     $580 – Appin Road Summer Day Camp
Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Charitable Trust
    $380 – Western Hospital Fund
Souris Fund
   $1,250 – Eastern Kings Community Coalition Inc./PEI Food Share
Alzheimer’s Society of PEI Foundation
    $3,000 Hospice PEI
North Tryon Women’s Institute Fund
    $576 – Tryon River Watershed Cooperative
Cumberland Rocky Point WI
    $700 – Westwood Primary School      $700- Elliot River Elementary
Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Scholarship
    $1000 – Brett DesRoche $1,000- Alexys Mooney
PEI Protestant Children’s Trust Bursary
    $5,000 – Clark MacIntyre
Architect’s Association of PEI Scholarship
   $2,250 – Cassie Burhoe
Joseph Spriet Scholarship
    $3,000 – Catherine Wood    $3,000 – Michael Ogden
Gordon Doughart Memorial Fund Award
   $500 – Jason Bernard
TRH Duke & Duchess of Cambridge Scholarship
    $1,500 – John Kelesi    $1,500- Noah Laybolt
    $1,500 -Allison McCabe
Lorne and Ruby Bonnell Scholarship
    $515 – Kiera Rigby    $515 – Kathleen MacMillan
Lowell Phillips Scholarship
   $780 – Hannah MacLellan
George and Noreen Corrigan – Single Mother Scholarship
   $3,460 – Jenna MacLeod
George and Noreen Corrigan – Learning Disability Scholarship
    $1,600 – Riley Payne      $1,000 – Madalyn Murphy
Orin Carver Scholarship
    $1,000 – Grant Wolters     $1,000 – Rachel Green
    $1,000 – Jenna MacInnis     $2,500 – Laura Burge
Summerside-Natick Int’l Friendship Hockey Scholarship
    $250 – Alexis Mulligan      $250 – Brianna Gunning
St. John’s Lodge Scholarship
    $200 – Oliva Cox     $200 – Isaac Cox
    $200 – Joleesa Tawil     $200 – Grace Coles
    $200 – Bethany Hughes     $1,000 – Heather Learie
    $1,000 – Brianna Hennessey $1,000 – Michael Ogden
Steven Turner Memorial Scholarship
   $680 – Hallie Currie
Christian Gavard Memorial Fund Award
   $1,000- Emma Bowers
Joan Auld Scholarship Fund
   $700 – Megan Burnside
St. Andrew’s Society
    $32,400- 27 recipients

2017 Canada 150 Grants

The Community Foundation of PEI, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Canada, awarded 26 projects to assist Island communities to celebrate Canada’s 150th.

Through the generous support of CFPEI funds and private donors matching grants were made possible.  These included:

J. Melville Campbell Fund, Dr. Marlene Bryenton – Ghiz Park Fund, Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Charitable Trust, Summer Islanders PEI Legacy Fund, Agricultural Heritage Fund, Living Memorial Trust, IAHSP Fund, Edith & Eric C. Robinson Fund, Fund #1, Thomas F. & Katherine Upson Fund, Island Fund, Peter Pope, William Callbeck, Joan & Regis Duffy Foundation, Smith Ridge Inc.

$2,500 – City of Charlottetown – Victoria Row Inc.
Always on Stage

$5,000 – Bedeque Area Historical Foundation
Marine Atlantic 100th Anniversary of service

$1,500 – Boys and Girls Club Wellington and Area
Wellington and Area Cultural Festival

$5,000 – Boys and Girls Club Summerside
Canadian Dreams…Inspiring Today’s Youth

$5,000 – City of Charlottetown – Dr. Marlene Bryenton/ Joseph A. Ghiz Memorial Park
Memorial Park Recycle Bins

$5,000 – Farm Centre Association Inc
Continuing to Build the Legacy Garden

$4,000 – Community of Abram Village
Families celebrating Canada’s Birthday

$2,705 – Municipality of Wellington
Family Day “O Canada”

$4,000 – PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
Georgina Pope Exhibition

$1,500 – Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Assoc.
History of the Watershed

$5,000 – Centre Goeland/Village des Sources l’Etoile Filante
Jumelage Culturelle Familial/Family Cultural Exchange

$5,000 – Veterans Voices of Canada Association – PEI
Keeping History Alive in PEI

$5,000 – Hillsborough River Association Inc.
Living off the Land: Historic & Culturally Important PEI Foods

$1,160 – Canadian Down Syndrome Society – PEI
Looking Back and Ahead: Engaging Prince County Youth in Building Our Inclusive Community

$3,300 – Miltonvale Park Community
Miltonvale Park Canada 150 Stories

$5,000 – Abegweit First Nation
PEI Indigenous Youth Leadership Gathering

$5,000 – PEI Writers’ Guild (Reading Town PEI)
Diverse Story 2017 Reading Town PEI

$400 –    Three Rivers Roma Inc.
Roma Trail Signage

$4,200 – Community of Abrams Village
Setting the stage

$2,050 – Cooper Institute Ltd.
Supported Decision Making

$2,500 – Mount Stewart Consolidated School
Mi’kmaq Drumming and Dancing

$5,000 – O’Leary Museum and Library Association Ltd.
Warren Leard: The Last Miller on PEI

$5,000 – Friends of the Farmer’s Bank of Rustico Inc.
Fathers Belcourt’s 1866 Steam Carriage

$15,000 – United Way of PEI
Celebrating the Legacy

$15,000 – United Way of PEI
Islander Stories

$15,000 – United Way of PEI
Conference: Coming Together Leave Connected

Canada Games Host Society Legacy Trust – $131,852 –

Athletics PEI, Baseball PEI, Basketball PEI, Biathlon PEI, Cycling PEI, Football PEI, Gymnastics PEI, Judo PEI, ParaSport and Recreation PEI, PEI Archery, PEI Golf Association, PEI Soccer Association, PEIFHA, Ringette PEI, Skate Canada PEI, Snowboard PEI, Softball PEI, Speed Skate PEI, Swim PEI, Triathlon PEI, Volleyball PEI, Wrestling PEI, Andre Boudreau, Lucas Boudreau, Caitlin Campbell, Carsen Campbell, Veronica Keefe, Hannah MacLellan, Martin Sobey

MacMillan-Bagnall Shrine Trust Fund
   $300 – Philae Temple Crippled Children Travel Fund
Jessie Drummond Award
   $150 – Prince Edward Island 4-H Council
North Tryon Women’s Institute Fund
   $577- PCH Foundation MCU    $576- Englewood Consolidate School
David “Jiggs” MacDonald & Gerry Rutten Music Legacy Fund
$2,015- Englewood Consolidated School $2,015- Montague Intermediate School
Dr. Marlene Bryenton – Ghiz Park Fund
    $400 – City of Charlottetown

Flow through grants since August 2016, – $143,203.32

Flow through grants are funds provided to the foundation to administer by individuals and organizations in support of specific projects and needs.

Bedeque United Church, Canadian Potato Museum, Central Queens Elementary, College of Piping, Crapaud Community Hall Limited, Duke of Edinburgh Award in Canada – PEI Council, Ecole la Belle Cloche, Ecole Saint-Augustin, First Baptist Church, Georgetown Elementary, Gulf Shore School, Island Pregnancy Centre, LM Montgomery Land Trust, Miscouche Consolidated, Mount Allison University, Mount Stewart Consolidated, Open Door Ministries, PCH Foundation, PEI Humane Society, PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation, PEI Symphony Orchestra, Prince Street Elementary, QEH Foundation, Rotary Club of Summerside Charitable Trust – Inspire Learning Centre, South Shore Pastoral Charge, Spring Park Elementary, St. Malachy’s Roman Catholic Parish Inc., St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Parish Inc., Stratford Elementary, The Montessori School of Charlottetown, Then NBCC Foundation Inc. The Reach Foundation Inc., The Townships Project

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