CFPEI aims to help communities become resourceful, resilient, and ready for the future.
Part of what makes Prince Edward Island a great place to call home is our commitment to each other. This is a place where people care, and are actively involved in supporting one another in many situations and on many levels. Our Foundation strives to support this community spirit. We seek out ways to nurture and strengthen the many community-building initiatives and activities that happen in our communities every day.
We believe philanthropy has a role to play in addressing some of the most pressing issues in our communities. Permanent endowments and other philanthropic funds are vital community resources that can help address issues, both now and in the future. When we connect people who want to ‘give back’, and who can help others do more, we make our community better.
We seek to better understand our Island communities. Sweeping changes in our economy, our population demographics, and our physical environment are just some of the broader issues and trends affecting our Island. We actively participate in the life of the community, engaging in consultation and discussion whenever and wherever we can, to ensure that our work as a Foundation remains relevant to what is happening in our communities.
We strive to make it easier for our communities to connect and to help each other. We utilize any opportunities to learn from the groups we fund, our donors, our partners, and our colleagues from all areas within the province. We learn, gather information, question, and reflect, so that we are knowledgeable of the important issues in our community.
We understand local nonprofits groups and organizations and what they’re trying to accomplish in the community. We also monitor the trends, research and new ideas emerging in the larger philanthropic world. This knowledge and perspective helps us focus the work of the Foundation on the community’s greatest needs. And it helps us bring people together, including donors, charities, businesses, and government agencies, to better respond to these needs.
We help address many local issues through our grantmaking. Grant dollars are part of the community capital that can be used to address important local issues. We grant broadly across the spectrum of community life, supporting organizations and programs that are making a difference.
We are responsive and accountable. We are credible and reputable stewards of community resources and are committed to being accountable, responsive and transparent. We continually look for the best ways to invest our assets to meet our mission.