Charitable tax receipts for qualifying donations made in 2022 are currently in process and are intended to be issued in the coming weeks.

Those that have email addresses on file here at the Foundation will receive their receipts by email, those that do not will receive them by Canada Post at the mailing address on file.

If your email or mailing address information has changed and needs to be updated, please contact CFPEI Finance Coordinator, Megan Simpson by email at msimpson@cfpei.ca or
by phone at 902-892-3440 as soon as possible.

For general Community Foundation of PEI questions please contact us by email at info@cpfei.ca or by phone at 902-892-3440.

Spring 2023 Applications Open Now!

The PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund Committee is now accepting project applications for Spring 2023 – the application deadline is February 10th, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

INFO SESSION
The PEI WCF will host an information session for Island organizations who wish to learn more about how to apply to the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund for the Spring 2023 round of funding. Interested individuals can register by visiting https://peiwcf.eventbrite.ca. Attendees will learn how to use the new online application portal, relevant dates and deadlines as well as what to expect throughout the process from application through to final reports.

Proposed projects must demonstrate a benefit to wildlife on Prince Edward Island. Projects should fit into one of the five work priority categories:

  1. Habitat restoration or enhancement – must contribute to the improvement of wildlife habitat in river, upland or wetland ecosystems
  2. Natural areas – must contribute to the improvement or expansion of designated natural areas for wildlife in PEI
  3. Education – must contribute to a better understanding and/or appreciation of wildlife among a segment of the Island public
  4. Research and monitoring – must contribute to our knowledge of wildlife or wildlife habitat in PEI
  5. Other – must have value for wildlife or wildlife habitat in PEI

Applications must be submitted online through the Community Foundation of PEI’s portal. For more information about the application process and access to the portal, visit the PEI WCF website at www.peiwcf.ca.

For additional information contact the PEI WCF Administrator:
The Community Foundation of PEI
Phone: 902-892-3440
E-mail: info@peiwcf.ca

The Community Foundation of PEI, in partnership with the United Way of PEI and the Canadian Red Cross in PEI,  is pleased to be part of the roll out of the Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) in Prince Edward Island!

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations from pandemic recovery. Now more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all communities. The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) responds to what charities and non-profits need right and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is now open for applications through to February 21st, 2023.  

For more information about the Community Services Recovery Fund, eligible organizations, criteria, answers to frequently asked questions and various resources, please visit www.communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca/.

If organizations would like further assistance after reviewing the information and resources found on the page linked above, they are encouraged to email communityinnovator@peiunitedway.com

The new Charlottetown Library Learning Centre is currently completing its setup in its new location on the ground floor of the Dominion Building at the corner of Richmond and Queen Streets in Charlottetown, with an opening to be announced very soon. Community Foundation of PEI is proud to assist wit the public fundraising program in support of the new facility, public donations can be made here.

The Community Foundation of PEI recently served as an advisor for Clay Appell, a student who was completing his Masters in Island Studies at the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI.

As part of the course, the student was asked to do a research project and the topic was “Development of a Digital Nomad Strategy for PEI”.

The Final Report can be found HERE!

Special thanks to Clay for including us in this project!

The Tom and Eleanor Davies Memorial Endowment Fund will provide an annual grant, in perpetuity, to two PEI organizations which make an important contribution to the quality of life in the Province – the Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI and Park Royal United Church. The Fund has been made possible through a caring and generous donation from Eleanor and the late Tom Davies. The Fund will be managed by the Fund Trustees and the Community Foundation of PEI.

Tom Davies, along with his sons Andrew and Angus, operated the KFC franchises on PEI for many years and was a regular supporter of community causes throughout his business and personal life. Many remember KFC’s sponsorship of PEI minor hockey until the PEI franchises were sold in 2017. Tom began his association with the Community Foundation of PEI in 1993 with the Foundation’s inception and continued his volunteer service with the organization for over 25 years until his passing in November 2019 at the age of 82. Tom was always ready to take on new roles to grow the organization and its capacity to do good. “Tom was passionate about the Community Foundation movement and the power of individual philanthropy and collective giving to create positive results at the community level”, said Eleanor. “Tom never missed a chance to explain the Community Foundation movement and to recruit new donors.”

Nancymarie Arsenault, Executive Director, Hospice PEI knows firsthand the Davies’ commitment to ensuring Islanders and their families are supported on their dying journey. Eleanor is the longest serving Hospice PEI member and daughter Ellen has worked for the organization for over twenty years. Nancy Marie also notes, “For a nonprofit like Hospice PEI, being a recipient of an annual grant is important in that it helps us to continue our important work. The fact that it gives many times over is immeasurable as it helps us to plan for our revenue needs over the long term. This gift is a legacy that will give to the organization for many years to come. 

The cornerstone of Park Royal United Church was laid on June 22, 1958. For many of the last 63 years, “Tom and Eleanor’s support of the ministry of Park Royal United Church has been outstanding. We are grateful to be receiving this grant which will help us continue to serve communities in Charlottetown and beyond,” says the Reverend Dave Campbell.

Tom and Eleanor are the embodiment of Islanders’ commitment and generosity to each other. Tom’s enthusiasm and sage advice is greatly missed at the Community Foundation of PEI. We extend our sincerest thanks to Tom’s family for creating the Tom and Eleanor Davies Memorial Endowment Fund, which will help to support the work of two organizations which make such an invaluable contribution to our community“, said Kent Hudson, Executive Director of the Foundation.