In light of National Volunteer Week, April 14th through 20th, 2024, Community Foundation of PEI is proud to present the PEI’s Heart of Gold Volunteer Award.

The PEI’s Heart of Gold Volunteer Award reflects the warmth and generosity of the spirit of volunteers and their invaluable contributions to the charitable organization(s) they support.
Volunteers are fundamental to the charitable sector on Prince Edward Island and their contributions to our Island community should be celebrated!

Now through to April 30th, organizations are invited to nominate a volunteer whose sharing of time, skills, empathy, and creativity has been vital your organization & our Island community. The award winner will receive a keeper award to display, and Community Foundation of PEI will make a $250.00 donation to the volunteer’s charitable organization*.

To nominate a volunteer at your organization, click the button below!

Provincial Credit Union Scholarships are now available to accept applications from Island students! Applications will only be accepted via our CFPEI Scholarship application portal until May 3rd, at 11:59pm.
For answers to frequently asked questions, access to the portal as well as important dates – visit the Scholarship page by clicking on the buttons below!

Charitable tax receipts for qualifying donations made in 2023 have been processed and issued.

Those that have email addresses on file here at the Foundation will have received their receipts by email at the time the donation was made.
Those that do not have an email on file should have received them by Canada Post at the mailing address on file here at the Foundation.

Please note that donations made through the Canada Helps donation portal, would have been receipted at the time of the donation directly from Canada Helps.

If your email or mailing address information has changed and needs to be updated, or for general Community Foundation of PEI questions, please contact us by email at info@cfpei.ca or by phone at 902-892-3440.

Community Grants are now available to accept applications from Island organizations! Applications will only be accepted via our Community Grant application portal until April 15th at 11:59pm.
For answers to frequently asked questions, access to the portal as well as important dates – visit the Community Grant page by clicking on the button below!

In support of Island charities and the work the charitable sector does to make PEI a better place for all Islanders! For a complete list of participating charities, and to donate, visit www.cfpei.ca/peigives/ .


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The Community Foundation of PEI and the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI are hosting a series of Vital Conversations with Prince Edward Island residents to collect insights regarding well-being and quality of life.

We know that people living on Prince Edward Island (PEI) share a legacy of coming together during hard times to build a stronger foundation for a vibrant future. As we emerge from the past several years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent post-tropical storm Fiona, and confront current pressing social and economic challenges, we believe that the same legacy holds the key to our collective recovery and growth.

Vital Conversations will help focus on what people living on PEI feel is important for their well-being and quality of life, especially as they emerge from the uncertainties of a pandemic and the aftermath of a post-tropical storm. What did we learn about well-being and island life during and following the pandemic and Fiona? How did we work well together? How do we prepare for the future, so we are better equipped for the next emergency? Vital Conversations are an effective tool to bolster community engagement and well-being, as they provide an opportunity to connect local organizations and resources and build new relationships that inspire action.

We think it is important for everyone on PEI to engage in Vital Conversations to identify which aspects of well-being are important to them and then determine what they can do to improve the measures within that area. The key is to identify measures of well-being that resonate and are amenable to policy and practice interventions – by individuals, organizations, communities, and government – that foster civic engagement, community vitality, and an overall sense of belonging.

During these town hall conversations, the Institute of Island Studies will share findings from its current Project Well-Being research which provides insight and data from the community regarding quality of life on PEI. Initial findings indicate that PEI has many solid well-being attributes and is clearly a good place to live, work, and play. However, the study also demonstrates that we have work to do to ensure that all people on PEI feel included in their communities and have opportunities for a full and abundant life.

Vital Conversations will be held in-person across PEI in the following sessions (locations subject to change):

To participate in one of the sessions, please register below.

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The Doug Dennis Outstanding Public Service Award is intended to provide recognition to an individual or group that works for the Provincial Government and has made an outstanding contribution to the residents and Government of PEI. To learn more about the award and/or to nominate or apply, click the button below!

Scholarships and Community Grants are now available to accept applications from Island students & organizations! Applications will only be accepted via our Scholarships & Community Grant application portals until May 1st at midnight.

For answers to frequently asked questions, access to each portal as well as important dates – visit the Scholarship and/or Community Grant pages by clicking on the buttons below!

The Community Impact Fund was established as an endowment to provide annual granting in support of the PEI community’s most pressing needs and priorities now and in the future.  On an annual basis, the CFPEI Board of Directors determines the most pressing needs and priorities for the use of the annual granting capacity.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
The focus of the 2023 Community Impact Fund will be in support of Environment & Sustainability.  Specifically, the 2023 granting will support projects/programs which encourage individuals to change their attitudes, lifestyles and actions to collectively minimize environmental impact and to build sustainable practices.  Environmental and sustainable projects/programs include, but are not limited to, those that address climate change and its impacts; promote a circular economy, and/or utilize commercial agriculture adaptation strategies.  Develop your best ideas to help our environment and create sustainability!

The fund is currently estimated to grant $25,000 back our Island communities, in the form of multiple micro-grants up to $5,000 per recipient organization. 

Organizations are invited to apply to the Community Impact Fund in support of Environment and Sustainability, and other CFPEI Community Grants by visiting our Community Grant Application Portal. Applications are accepted online only.

Your support is tremendously appreciated – here’s how you can!

To support the 2023 granting of Community Impact Fund in Support of Environment & Sustainability, please click the Support Flowthrough: 2023 Granting! button below.

To support the future granting of the Community Impact Fund, please click the Support Endowment: Future Granting! button below.

If you wish to write a cheque, please make it payable to Community Foundation of PEI (please indicate on the cheque the donation is intended for the Community Impact Fund)

If you wish to send an etransfer, please send to info@cfpei.ca (please indicate the donation is intended for the Community Impact Fund in the notes).
Please note: when sending an e-transfer, please also send an email to info@cfpei.ca with your mailing address for charitable receipt purposes.

If you wish to donate a gift of shares or make a bequest, please contact CFPEI directly by email at info@cfpei.ca or by phone at 902-892-3440.

Community Foundation of PEI grants $160,000 to local women, girls, Two-Spirit and Gender-Diverse-led and serving organizations!

Community Foundation of PEI is announcing funding totaling $160,000 to 6 local organizations.  Blooming House Women’s Shelter, East Prince Women’s Information Centre, Girl Guides of Canada NB-PEI, Native Council of PEI, Peers Alliance and Voluntary Resource Council, are leading initiatives to support women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals working towards a future grounded in equity, inclusion and justice. The funding is through the Fund for Gender Equality (the Fund). This initiative is part of a partnership with Community Foundations of Canada funded through the Government of Canada. Community Foundation of PEI is one of 21 local community foundations from coast to coast to coast that are taking part. In total, these community foundations are granting over $3.4Mtowards the gender equality movement.

“We are thrilled to support these 6 organizations who are working on the ground to advance gender equality in our community,” said Emma Bourgeois, Community Foundation of PEI (CFPEI) Marketing & Granting Manager. “Investing in their work and this movement is key to supporting women who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. We can work towards a just recovery by tackling systemic issues like racism, wage inequality, and gender-based violence. Along with the other 20 participating community foundations, we are committed to creating lasting systems-change in philanthropy, by writing gender equality into our investment practices and organizational policies. As the year progresses, we look forward to sharing more about this journey.”

Community Foundation of PEI has funded organizations at the “heart” of the women’s movement, with a focus on those that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to empowering women, girls, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people through their mission, activities, or partnerships. This funding spans a variety of purposes, including efforts to pilot new initiatives, to address long-standing community needs, or to support a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiatives themselves may touch on a wide range of areas that are affected by gender equality, including food insecurity, income inequality, racial injustice, domestic violence, and many more. In particular, the Fund prioritizes initiatives that are ‘self-led’—those that are led by the same groups that they focus on serving. 

“Community organizations led by and dedicated to supporting women, girls, gender-diverse and Two-Spirit individuals are at the center of the movement towards gender equality and equity,” said Andrea Dicks, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) President. “While this can feel daunting at times, these organizations demonstrate tenacity, resiliency and hope as they shift power. To create communities of true belonging and to recover from the pandemic, we must advance gender equality across the country. We’re grateful for the financial support from the Government of Canada and the leadership of Community Foundation of PEI for taking part in these efforts.” 

For more information about CFPEI funding opportunities or general inquiries, please contact us by email at info@cfpei.ca or by phone at 902-892-3440.

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