Through the power of our endowment funds, the Community Foundation of PEI is able to provide annual grants to many charities! The Foundation is thrilled to announce $175,000 in initial grants for 2021.
“As COVID-19 continues to impact so many organizations and individuals in our community, the Foundation is proud to be able to provide much needed support to many students and community organizations”, says CFPEI Vice-President and Granting Committee Chair, Jeff MacKenzie. “This challenging time is a great example of why endowment planning is so important and ensures that we can continue to grant these much-needed funds in perpetuity” he added.
Each year, through the generosity of various donors, the Community Foundation of PEI (CFPEI) is able to provide scholarships and community grants for various causes throughout the Island. The Community Foundation’s granting program helps make PEI an even greater place to live for everyone by attempting to strengthen all parts of the charitable sector and/or engaging citizens in building their communities. The list of initial grant recipients for 2021 is outlined below.
|Name of Fund||Recipient|
|Canada Games Legacy Trust Fund||Sport PEI / PEI Amateur Sport Fund|
|J. Melville & Mary P. Campbell Fund||Boys & Girls Club of Summerside|
|P.E.I Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Trust||PEI Sports Hall of Fame|
|Indian River Festival Property Endowment Fund||Indian River Festival Association|
|Catherine Callbeck Endowment Fund||PEI Music Festival Association|
|Stars for life Endowment Fund||Stars for Life Foundation Inc|
|Catherine Callbeck Endowment Fund||PEI Rural Beautification Society|
|Thomas & Betty Hall Fund||Wilmot Valley Cemetery|
|Thomas & Betty Hall Fund||Island Nature Trust|
|Thomas & Betty Hall Fund||Cat Action Team|
|Clifford Lee Endowment Fund||Prince Edward Island Special Olympics|
|PEI Golf Association Errol Nicholson Jr. Golf Fund||PEI Golf Association|
|Lorne and Ruby Bonnell Scholarship||University of Prince Edward Island|
|LM Montgomery Literature Fund||PEI Writer’s Guild|
|Cumberland Rocky Point Women’s Institute||Westwood Primary School|
|Cumberland Rocky Point Women’s Institute||Eliot River Elementary|
|North Tryon Women’s Institute Legacy Fund||Prince County Hospital|
|North Tryon Women’s Institute Legacy Fund||Englewood School|
|North Tryon Women’s Institute Legacy Fund||Tryon and Area Historical Association|
|Dr. Donald K. Taylor Memorial Fund||Appin Road Day Camp|
|Catherine Callbeck Endowment Fund||The Duke of Edinburgh International Award|
|Catherine Callbeck Endowment Fund||PEI Humane Society|
|Beach Tennis Club||Tennis PEI|
|Steve McQuaid Memorial Fund||Community Sector Network of PEI|
|Kathryn (Myers) Lea Endowment Fund||Englewood School|
|Friends of Camp Segunakadeck||Camp Segunadadeck Inc|
|MacMillan Bagnall Shrine Trust||Philae Shriner’s Childrens Travel Fund|
|Hesta MacDonald Fund||Belfast Elementary|
|Jessie Drummond Fund||4-H PEI Trust Fund|
The Community Foundation has also announced that Scholarship and Community Grant applications are now open for our spring granting season. Interested individuals and organizations should visit www.cfpei.ca for more information and to apply.
The CFPEI currently manages over 100 funds with a combined value of more than $13.5 million and distributes funds to all corners of the community in arts and culture, education, health, social services and the environment. CFPEI works with its donors to realize their philanthropic goals, matching their interests with the needs of the community.