The Community Foundation of P.E.I. has announced more than $300,000 in scholarships and community grants.
The majority of scholarships and grants have been designated to support specific areas for the donors, and each year the foundation is able to earmark some funds for a specific theme within the category of Community Impact.
Applications are now open and will remain open through May 1 for groups that have projects and initiatives related to poverty reduction.
Application details can be found at cfpei.ca/applications/community-grant-applications for any groups interested in applying for assistance (under the Community Impact Fund Grant).
For 2019, the foundation’s board of directors and granting committee has determined that the focus of the Community Impact Fund will be poverty reduction initiatives in P.E.I.
For the first time, the foundation is providing a way for individuals and organizations to become involved by contributing directly to the fund.
Funds raised through this campaign will be used for as many poverty reduction initiative projects as funds will allow.
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 campaign, close to $20,000 in funds have been earmarked from the following endowments: the Eric and Edith Robinson Fund; the Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Charitable Trust; the Island Fund; the Upson Fund and one anonymous fund.