About the Fund

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is bringing people together and building a greater sense of belonging through hundreds of local projects connected to the country’s sesquicentennial.

More than 1,700 projects across the country have been approved through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaborative initiative that launched last year between the Government of Canada, community foundations, and local leaders.

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th has activated a breathtaking array of initiatives and activities that will bring out the best Canada has to offer for the sesquicentennial. The Fund will provide communities with thousands of small grants to support local projects, distributed by participating community foundations from coast to coast to coast.

Community foundations are philanthropic organizations that direct grants, leadership and other investments toward community initiatives. Across the country more than 85% of Canadian communities have access to a community foundation – from our largest cities to our smallest towns.  Use our map to find the community foundation nearest you to learn more about funded projects in your community.

Broadly, the Fund supports thousands of local projects connected to Canada’s 150th, that:

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaborative effort, seeded by the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast, and matched and delivered locally by Canada’s 191 community foundations.