Our purpose is to inspire giving and steward funds to help build Nova Scotian communities of respect, belonging and possibility.

Who We Are

The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is a charitable giving facilitator. We help donors make sustainable philanthropic impact on causes they care about at the grassroots level in our communities. We endow funds for donors; manage donation programs; and convene conversations that make a positive difference in our communities. We have three primary philanthropy streams: donor-advised funds, impact funds that target specific needs in Nova Scotia, and community funds that are created and managed by communities. Our ultimate vision is to build vibrant communities of respect, belonging and possibility across Nova Scotia that have the resources to care for their own needs.

We are part of the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) network of 191 different foundations across the country who are all working to make an impact in their communities. For more information on the movement and the impact community foundations are having across Canada, visit the CFC website here.