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. These donors/funds include: Edith & Eric C. Robinson Fund, Island Fund, Thomas F. and Katherine W. Upson Fund, Frank & Dorothy Lewis Community Strength Fund (for 2020), Don & Sheryl Livingstone Fund (2020) and the Arthur & Theresa MacDonald Fund.
As the coronavirus impacts our world and our community, the Community Foundation of PEI (CFPEI) is spearheading a COVID-19 Community Impact Fund to assist local organizations in meeting the needs of others as quickly as possible.
The Foundation is allocating $25,000 of its annual community grant funds towards spearheading this initiative and the PEI Department of Fisheries and Communities have matched with $25,000.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 or more to be dispersed to registered charities and qualified organizations whose work helps provide relief for those whose lives have in some way been impacted by the coronavirus. Grants will be provided to organizations as funds allow, throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to use the resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs.
The original intent of the CFPEI Community Impact Fund for 2020 was intended to support Vital Signs initiatives and what could possibly be more vital than COVID-19 support right now.
The application and granting for this project are currently being evaluated and details will be available shortly. Once finalized, applications will be accepted from registered charities and qualified organizations whose work helps provide relief for those whose lives have in some way been impacted by the coronavirus.