You are invited to the Community Exchange World Cafe on Nov. 20th

The family of Steve McQuaid and the Community Foundation of PEI are proud to announce the Community Exchange World Café in honor of Stephen J. McQuaid. This event will continue Steve’s efforts to support community groups and strengthen Island communities. The evening will include snacks and refreshments, door prizes, and lots of networking. After the opening reception, participants will move from table to table discussing various topics of importance to Island community groups. The event will provide participants with the opportunity to:

    • Share ideas, interests, and resources
    • Build connections with other Island community groups
    • Discuss issues and opportunities facing Island community groups

This World Café style event is open to staff and volunteers of Island community groups and not-for-profits. It will be held November 20, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM at Jack Blanchard Hall on Pond Street in Charlottetown.

Download Community Exchange World Cafe BROCHURE

This event is offered at no cost to participants but you must register to attend. More than 1 person from a community group may attend but each person must register separately. To register as an individual, please visit:

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

Community Funds for PEI to help celebrate Canada’s 150th

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September 29, 2016

Community Funds for PEI to help celebrate Canada’s 150th

The Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island (CFPEI) is pleased to announce the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th (CFC150) which will provide project-based funding to registered charitable organizations across the Island. This Fund will be responsive to local priorities and create initiatives and activities that will have a meaningful impact on our communities.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Community Foundations of Canada launched the CFC150 Fund which is a collaborative effort, seeded by the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.  The Fund is matched and delivered locally by Canada’s 191 community foundations.

“The Community Foundation of PEI has identified matching dollars through the capacity of our endowment funds created by our generous donors.  In addition to the national partners, we are seeking local partners from government, business and non-profit organizations and individual patrons to add to the pool of funds available to increase granting capacity and to have a significant community effect,” says Steve McQuaid, President of the Community Foundation of PEI. “This Fund provides our Foundation with a unique opportunity to further support our community-building efforts, encouraging local communities to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by undertaking initiatives that reflect the richness and diversity of their communities.”

The Community Foundation of PEI is now accepting applications for 2017 Canada 150 grants from $100 to $5,000 for projects that must be delivered and completed in 2017.  Detailed information, project criteria and the digital application process can be found on our website at   Application deadline date is October 31, 2016.

Provincial Foundation to deliver hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and community grants to strengthen Island community

For immediate release August 15, 2016

Provincial Foundation to deliver hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and community grants to strengthen Island community

Charlottetown, PEI – A summer granting ceremony is being held at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at The Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. The Community Foundation of PEI will be distributing scholarships to post-secondary students and grants to CRA-qualified charities. Fund donor and recipients, family and friends and organization representatives will be on hand to present and receive their awards from the $387,700 allocation for the 2016 year. This allocation is determined from earned income on the endowment base of $8M.

“A definite highlight of my work with the Community Foundation is when the Board and I get to witness our donors realizing their philanthropic goals by providing grants to such a wide range of CRA-approved organizations on the Island,” says Steve McQuaid, President of CFPEI. “To have generous Prince Edward Island donors in the same room as appreciative students and representatives of qualified projects receiving grants is heartwarming; it is especially gratifying to see the positive impacts these grants have for both individuals and local communities.”

The Foundation coordinates donations, invests monies received, and then grants the income earned on the Funds to CRA-approved donees and charities. Community Foundation President Steve McQuaid explains, “Endowments allow the Community Foundation to fund worthy causes. The endowment contributions are pooled together and invested to generate the highest returns possible, and only the earned income is released through scholarships and grants and the principal is retained.”

Through its application guidelines, The Community Foundation of PEI processes grants to a wide variety of charitable activities in all counties and scholarships; there are two application rounds each year, one with a May 31st deadline and a second one with a October 31st deadline. The Fall round will include a one-time Community Foundation matching grants fund to mark the 2017 Canada 150 anniversary. The Community Foundation is itself a registered charity that encourages endowment building and facilitates philanthropic partnerships in order to support a wide range of diverse needs in Island communities.


For more information about the Community Foundation of PEI, visit




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Lisa Murphy, Executive Director

Community Foundation of PEI

119 Queen Street, Charlottetown, PE  C1A 4B3

[email protected]