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Community Grants Program

Grants to Prince Edward Island Registered Charities
for Activities to Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island (CFPEI)

Deadline Date:

05/01/20 11:59 PM


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Grants to Prince Edward Island registered charities for activities that strengthen local communities. Funding is intended to support community needs, engage citizens, and enhance the quality of life in the region. The funding source offers private scholarships in addition to Community Grants that support various causes throughout the Island.

Full descriptions and criteria for each grant listed below can be found in the Grant Package document:

Agricultural Equipment - To provide the identification, retrieval, restoration, documentation, storage and display of heritage agricultural equipment.

Alzheimer Society of PEI Foundation Trust - 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.  

Gardening Together - To support community togetherness and betterment through food, gardening, and self-sufficiency.

Island Arts and Heritage - To the Island Arts & Heritage sector to promote, assist and recognize achievements in sustainability.

The Honorable Frank and Dorothy Lewis Community Strength Fund - For projects that strengthen the local communities. Examples of eligible projects: Mental health and wellness programs in PEI, youth physical fitness programs, parents and pre-school children initiatives, seniors in-home care, community center improvements; and community history projects and publications.

Living Memorial Trust - To maintain and enhance private and public spaces that aid in the greening of Prince Edward Island, using native species when available.

David A. MacKay - To improve the cardiac emergency response system on Prince Edward Island. Examples of past projects include: Purchase of automated external defibrillators (AED’s), CPR Training.

Gertie & Henry Purdy Visual Arts Grant - To support any activity that encourages and supports visual arts in training, promotion, exhibition space and leadership in and to the field. The visual arts includes such areas as drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

Jiggs & Gerry Music Legacy Fund - To support Island musicians and community groups in the following areas: Music Scholarships, to assist community group, to run a music festival, to purchase equipment.

Souris Fund - To support charitable interests and priorities in the Souris area. 

Summer Islanders Legacy Fund - To support activities that celebrate the Island as the special place summer residents call home.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171738

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding, an organization must be PEI-based, CRA qualified donee with a registered charitable status, and is not classified as a private foundation. The Foundation will award grants based on the following:
-Organizations with a Registered Charitable Number with the Canada Revenue Agency. If not a registered charity, arrangements must be made for a registered charity to agree to oversee the project.
-Projects with definite purposes and that will be covering a specific period of time.
-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

Pre-Application Information:

All below grants open February 1st, 2020 at 12:00 am and close on May 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM unless indicated otherwise:

Agricultural Equipment
Alzheimer Society of PEI Foundation Trust
Gardening Together - Closes April 5, 2020 at 11:59 PM
David A. MacKay
Gertie & Henry Purdy Visual Arts Grant
Island Arts and Heritage
Jiggs & Gerry Music Legacy Fund
Living Memorial Trust
Souris Fund
Summer Islanders Legacy Fund
The Honorable Frank and Dorothy Lewis Community Strength Fund

Please note: Only successful recipients will be notified.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Community Foundation of PEI
119 Queen Street, Suite 102
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4B3
1-800-566-7307 | (902) 892-3440

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Souris Fund Grants - Specific to the Souris area.

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