Grant Application Guidelines

The Community Foundation’s granting program reflects our interest in being innovative, inclusive and responsive to the needs of the organizations and groups who serve our communities.

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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.

2016 Community Grant & Scholarship Granting Timeline

Round 2 – Oct. 31 deadline includes Canada 150 grants for 2017 – closed

All applications will be made online. This video, which demonstrates how to apply at From this page you will need to click and sign up.

Granting schedule for Round 2 - Oct 31


Round 1 – May 31 deadline – closed

Granting schedule Round 1

Community Grant Application Guidelines


To be eligible for funding an organization must be PEI-based, a nonprofit organization with registered charitable status, and is not classified as a private foundation. The Foundation will award grants based on the following:

  • Project(s) that primarily benefit the communities of Prince Edward Island
  • Organizations with a Registered Charitable Number with the Canada Revenue Agency. If you are not a registered charity you will need to arrange for a registered charity to agree to oversee the project on your behalf.
  • Projects with definite purposes and that will be covering a specific period of time
  • Scholarships and Bursaries will be awarded to educational institutes and not to individuals
  • The Foundation encourages the participation of others in funding projects and, on occasion, provides matching funds or challenge grants to boost increased response from other sources


The Foundation will NOT consider requests for the following:

  • Grants directly to individuals
  • Endowment establishment or addition to endowed funds
  • Annual campaigns
  • Special events or fundraisers
  • Sectarian or religious activities
  • Party political activities or organizations
  •  Medical or scientific research projects
  • Operating or renovation expenses
  • Operating or capital deficits

Application Process

  • All applicants will be required to complete the application form and submit requested documentation
  • Applicants that receive a grant over $500 will be required to complete a final report upon completion of the project. The foundation reserves the right to review the project at any time.

Please note: Only successful recipients will be notified

Reporting and Recognition

We ask that Scholarships and Grants recipients attend the August 17, 2016, CFPEI Awards Recognition event at The Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. You will meet with the Fund Donor representative and receive your award cheque. We ask that you pose for photos and or video clips. Images will be posted on CFPEI website, social media and other media outlets.

For those organizations and groups who have received a grant of over $500, it is requested that they prepare and submit a brief final report upon completion of their project.

Grant award recipients are asked to do the following:

  • Acknowledge the financial support of the grant by listing the CFPEI logo in any presentation, publication, signage and promotion, and publicity of the project
  • Where possible, list the name the Fund from which you received the grant, so the Fund donor will be acknowledged
  • Recognize the support of the CFPEI through your website, and in your annual and/or financial reports
  • Upon completion of your project forward to us good-quality photographs related to your project along with signed photo release forms so we can include them in our publications and on our website