Community Grants

In 2017 Undesignated Granting Funds are being directed to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th which had an October 31st, 2016 application deadline.

2017 Community Grants out of the Designated Funds will be disbursed to charities as per usual.

Round 1 – May 31, 2016 application deadline – closed

Round 2 – October 31, 2016 Application deadline for 2017 granting – closed

Granting schedule for Round 2 - Oct 31

2016 Community Grants – closed

Community grants:

Grants for projects are available to groups and organizations representing a wide range of community needs and interests, including arts and culture, community development, education and literacy, environment, health and social services, heritage preservation, recreation, youth, and seniors. Most community grants are distributed at Round 1 – May 31st. There is one grant that is processed at Round 2 – October 31. Application PDF link below – now closed.

David “Jiggs” MacDonald and Gerry Rutten Music Legacy Fund

Jiggs-and-GerryThis Field of Interest Fund was established in 2011 to honour the memory of two prominent members of the Island musical community.  Both men had influenced the lives of many students and the Island population. The interest income from this fund, commonly referred to as the Jiggs and Gerry Fund, awards grants that support Island musicians and community groups. D. MacDonald on left. G. Rutten on right.

Estimated 2016 award – $1,800

Community Grants Application 2016 (PDF)- download CLOSED

Community Fund for Canada’s 150th – CLOSED

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The Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island is no longer accepting applications for the matching grants Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. We received over 40 community project applications, more than anticipated for the available funds, have finalized additional fundraising and are now in the process of submitting approved projects (determined by an Review Committee) to Community Foundations of Canada for final authorization.

Round 1 – closed. Grants presented during August 17 Awards Recognition Reception

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Round 1 May 31, 2016 Granting was granted in two categories:

  1. 2016 Grants Theme: Mental Health Services – provided to charities working on projects that are related to the provision of mental health services
  2. Field of Interest Fund Grants – provided to charities working on various field-of-interest categories specified by donors who set up funds

1. 2016 Grants Theme: Mental Health Services

Total pool of funds available for 2016 Mental Health Services theme $24,195

Alzheimer Society of PEI Foundation Inc.Alzheimers-Dimentia-Element

This Field of Interest Fund was established by the Alzheimer Society of PEI Foundation Inc. in 2011. The fund will provide grants to organizations that provide care for persons suffering from Alzheimer disease or related dementias through public education initiatives about Alzheimer disease or related dementias, and/or support services to persons with the disease and their caregivers.

Estimated 2016 award – $5,750

Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Charitable TrustArthur and Theresa MacDonald

This Field of Interest Fund was transferred to the CFPEI in 2011 by the committee of the Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Trust. Income from the fund will be used to provide grants to organizations that support poverty relief, education, and health and welfare.

Estimated 2016 award – $10,490

 

 

Dr. Donald K. Taylor Memorial FundDon K Taylor

This Field of Interest Fund was created by friends and family to honour and remember Dr. Donald K. Taylor who died in 2000. This fund provides grants to health and well-being causes.

Estimated 2016 award – $550

 

 

 

Edith and Eric C. Robinson Fund

This Community Fund was created by Edith Robinson in 2001 to honour the memory of her late husband Eric who died in 1996. Edith passed away in 2004. The income from this fund is used to make grants to local Island organizations to enhance the quality of life for Islanders.

Estimated 2016 award – $3,355

Fund 1 (Anonymous)

This Community Fund was created in 2002 by an anonymous donor. The income earned supports the work of Island charitable organizations.

Estimated 2016 award – $1,000

Thomas F. and Katherine W. Upson Fund

This Community Fund was created by Thomas and Katherine Upson in 2006 to provide grants to existing and emerging charitable needs and organizations.

Estimated 2016 award – $250

Island Fund

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This Community Fund was established in 1998 by the Community Foundation of PEI. Income earned from the fund is used to support existing and emerging charitable needs and organizations.

Estimated 2016 award – $2,780

 

 

 

2. Field of Interest Fund Grants

Total pool of funds available for May 31, 2016, granting round is $12,935

Agricultural Heritage Equipment Fundvintage_home_header

This Field of Interest Fund was established by the Community Foundation of PEI in 2003 with an initial contribution by Dr. Tom Hall. The annual grant is to provide the identification, retrieval, restoration, documentation, storage and display of heritage agricultural equipment.

Estimated 2016 award – $250

Dr. Gerry Barrett Dental Association of PEI Legacy FundDAPEI logo

This Field of Interest Fund was established in 2000 by the Dental Association of PEI and transferred to the Community Foundation of PEI in 2010. The income earned is granted to a charity that provides services and programs to benefit dental patients in financial need. A second component of the fund is a Scholarship Fund that provides an award to Island dental students attending Dalhousie University.

Estimated 2016 award – $560 

David A. MacKay Fund

This Field of Interest Fund was established by David MacKay’s family in 2006 in honour of Mr. MacKay. The Income from this fund is used to make grants to improve the cardiac emergency response system on Prince Edward Island.

Estimated 2016 award – $4,500

 

 

Island Arts and Heritage Stabilization Project FundArts-and-Heritage

This Field of Interest Fund was established by the Community Foundation using residual funds from the Island Arts and Heritage Stabilization Program of 2005. Income from the fund provides grants to the Island Arts and Heritage sector to promote its sustainability.

Estimated 2016 award – $2,000

J. Melville Campbell FundCampbell

This Field of Interest Fund was established by Mary Campbell in honour of her late husband J. Melville Campbell, a prominent Summerside business man, lawyer and former mayor of Summerside. Interest money earned from this fund provides grants in support of youth activities, preferably in the Summerside area. The second component of this fund grants annually to the Summerside Boys and Girls Club.

Estimated 2016 award – $1,200

Living Memorial Trust FundLiving-Memorial-Trust-pics

This Field of Interest Fund was created in 2007 by Elinore Keuper in honour of her late husband Dr. Charles Stuerke Keuper, who relished the natural beauty of his adopted home of PEI. It was created to provide grants to maintain and enhance private and public spaces that aid in the greening of Prince Edward Island, using native species when available.

Estimated 2016 award – $3,300

 

Souris Community FundTown sign

The Souris Fund was established in 2004 by an anonymous donor in order to benefit the community of Souris. Grants from this Field of Interest Fund are allocated to support charitable interests and priorities in the Souris area.

Estimated 2016 award – $1,200

 

Summer Islanders PEI Legacy Fund

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Several summer island residents established this Field of Interest Fund with the CFPEI in 2006 in order to encourage “Summer Islanders” to return each year. Income earned from this fund supports activities that celebrate the Island as the special place summer residents call home.

Estimated 2016 award – $325

To make further inquiries regarding applying for project grants, call the Community Foundation office 902-892-3440 or email cfpei@pei.aibn.com