Application deadline: May 31st, 2018
Community Grant – Mental Health Initiatives
Each year, through the generosity of various donors, the Community Foundation of PEI (CFPEI) earmarks funds for a specific and timely granting theme as it relates to the need within the Island Community. This year the CFPEI Granting Committee, which is comprised of both board and volunteer members, is pleased to announce that its 2018 granting theme will be “Supporting Mental Health Initiatives”.
The fund will offer project-based funding to selected registered charitable organizations providing mental health services across the Island. CFPEI is now accepting applications for project proposals ranging from $100 to $5,000 that must be delivered and completed in 2018.
Estimated award: $300
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.
Alzheimer Society of PEI Foundation Trust
Estimated award: $3,100
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.
Arthur 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. A second component of the fund provides scholarships to post-secondary Island students in financial need.
David A. MacKay
David 'Jiggs' Macdonald and Gerry Rutten
Estimated award: $430
This 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 income from this fund, commonly referred to as the Jiggs and Gerry Fund, awards grants that support Island musicians and community groups.
Island Arts and Heritage
Estimated award: $2,320
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.
J. Melville Campbell
Estimated award to the Summerside Boys and Girls Club: $650
Estimated award to the Summerside area for youth activities: $1,290
This Designated Fund was established in 2005 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 to the Summerside Boys and Girls Club. A second component of the fund provides grants to youth activities in the Summerside area, a Field of Interest Fund.
Living Memorial Trust
Estimated award: $3,300
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.
Summer Islanders Legacy Fund
Estimated award: $370
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.