Yarmouth Area Community Fund

A gift that keeps on giving to Yarmouth Town and County

Established in 2008

Yarmouth Area Community Fund

“I am so happy that this most deserving foundation has come to Yarmouth. I keep thinking about what a benefit this is, not just to our current community, but looking ahead years into the future and realizing what it will continue to do to support the well-being of the Yarmouth area.”

Stephen Sollows, Yarmouth resident

Purpose

The Yarmouth Area Community Fund was formed for the purpose of offering assistance to all those in Yarmouth County who try to make our area a better place to live and a place where everyone can have a happy and prosperous life.

About our fund

The Yarmouth Area Community Fund was created to improve our quality of life by supporting the social needs and broad interests of our area, including education, culture, the arts, health, heritage, sport, recreation, the environment, people in need, and other touchstones of our vibrant community.

The fund has grown to over $450,000 and 88 grants have been made. 

How the fund works

The fund is administered by local community members who know our area well. These members:

  1. Help to grow the fund and gather financial and other community resources to support the fund’s activities;
  2. Actively engage with fellow community members to understand how our community is doing and where help is needed; and
  3. Grant from the fund to local organizations, and assist initiatives that make the Yarmouth area a good place to live.

How our approach is different

The Yarmouth Area Community Fund is leading the way in helping our community to help itself. As a permanent endowment fund, only the income is used to support local causes. Your gift to the fund contributes to the vitality of the Yarmouth area both today and tomorrow. What better gift can you give to your community of family, friends, and neighbours?

The Yarmouth Area Community Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is being offered to assist a student living in Yarmouth County who will graduate from high school and plans to continue his/her education at the post-secondary level.

To be eligible the applicant must

1.  Be a Yarmouth County resident living in Yarmouth and attending a High School in Yarmouth County.

2.  Be planning to attend a post-secondary institution in Canada this coming fall.

Requirements

  • Proof of enrolment in post-secondary institution when available
  • Most recent high school transcript
  • Two reference letters (not family)
  • A short story about an experience in your life that was important to you
  • An explanation of your financial need
  • A description of extra-curricular or volunteer activities in school or your community

The application form can be filled in online by clicking the button below or you can print it and deliver or mail it to:

The Yarmouth Area Community Fund
60 William Street
Yarmouth, NS
B5A 1Y5

Apply Now

A local committee will review the applications.

Application deadline: May 1, 2021.

How you can help

If you would like to donate to this fund, donations of up to $500 can be made through the CanadaHelps donation form below.

For donations over $500, please contact the Yarmouth Area Community Fund at 902-742-5585.