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 http://www.cfpei.ca.   Application deadline date is October 31, 2016.

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