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:
- ENCOURAGE participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
- INSPIRE a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and our communities.
- BUILD vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.
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.