Each year in January, the Community Foundation of PEI determines its annual granting capacity from endowments and opens up the application process for various scholarships and community grants. The majority of these funds have been designated to support specific areas for the donors, however, each year the Foundation is able to set aside some funds for a specific theme within the category of a Community Impact Grant.
For 2019, the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Granting Committee have determined that the focus of the Community Impact Fund will be Poverty Reduction Initiatives in PEI. Furthermore, for the first time, the Foundation is providing a way for individuals and organizations to become involved by contributing directly to the fund!
This year, islanders can help increase the impact by making a charitable donation that will be used to increase the granting to worthy projects and initiatives related to poverty reduction in 2019. Every donation of $20 or more will be eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt for the contribution.
A number of funds have been established and donated to the Foundation in order to address existing and emerging needs in the Community. To kick off the 2019 Community Impact campaign, close to $20,000 in funds have been earmarked from the following endowments: The Eric and Edith Robinson Fund, the Arthur & Theresa MacDonald Charitable Trust, the Island Fund, the Upson Fund and one anonymous fund.