Community Foundation of Nova Scotia


Business Number: 870389368RR0001

The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS) is an action centre for philanthropy. We provide the knowledge and support for communities, charities, and citizens to realize their individual potential and collective possibilities.

Our mission is to build strong, vibrant and diverse communities throughout Nova Scotia by enabling and inspiring effective philanthropy. We do this through the development of a variety of funds, our Vital Signs program and many other local initiatives. The pillars of our work are: 

GATHER: We bring people & communities together! We work together with private donors, business leaders, communities and charities to build the financial and social capital that our communities need.

GIVE: We support more than 90 funds that, together, have granted over two million dollars to people, projects and progress in communities across the province.

GROW: We help build the financial assets that make things possible. Our endowment funds provide a permanent and reliable source of funding for your initiatives.

We are part of the Community Foundations of Canada network of 191 different Foundations across the country who are all working to make an impact in their communities. 

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