The Greater Saint John Community Foundation is part of a worldwide movement of community foundations whose objective is to help build stronger and more vibrant communities. In Canada we are a part of Community Foundations of Canada, a network organization to more than 191 community foundations from coast to coast.

We make charitable giving easy, flexible and effective. We work with you and your advisors to maximize the value of charitable gifts. Our goal is to help you meet important needs in the community, fulfill your charitable goals, and maximize your tax advantages.

Gifts can support any charitable cause you can imagine. We believe in the power of individuals and organizations working together to effect positive change in our community.

Donations to our funds are never spent. They are pooled and invested and form permanent community assets. Earnings from these assets are granted back into the community each year to registered charities right here in Greater Saint John.

We live, work, and play in the Wabanaki Confederacy, the ancestral and unsurrendered land of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726.


To serve as a trustee of gifts, support charitable organizations and inspire community leadership.


To ensure a sustainable future and improve the quality of life in Greater Saint John.


Kelly Evans, President & CEO

Kelly Evans joined The Community Foundation in September of 2013. A native of Halifax, she and her family moved to Greater Saint John in 2007. As an established community developer, project manager and advocate for priority populations, Kelly has held senior positions within the public sector, including the Nova Scotia and the New Brunswick health care systems. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Acadia University, a Bachelor of Health Education degree from Dalhousie University and a Master in Adult Education degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. Kelly is Past-President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Brunswick Chapter. She and her family live in Quispamsis.

Email: kelly@sjfoundation.ca

Sarah Frauley, Director of Finance & Administration

Sarah Frauley joined The Community Foundation in October 2021. She is a graduate of St. Thomas University in Fredericton, with a B.A. focused on Psychology and History that has led to a lifelong love of learning. She has developed a focus on accounting and administration throughout her professional career and continuously strives to broaden her skills. She is born and raised in greater Saint John, and currently resides with her family in Smithtown, NB.

Email: sarah@sjfoundation.ca

Trisha Erb, Director of Marketing and Events

Trisha Erb joined The Community Foundation in December of 2017.  She previously worked with the Saint John Sea Dogs for six years as the Office Manager/Community Engagement Coordinator while also serving as the Coordinator for the Sea Dogs Foundation. With a move to Calgary, AB in 2011, Trisha served as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of Hockey Canada, and later in Edmonton, AB as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Vice-Chair of the Oilers Entertainment Group/Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club. Trisha lives in Hampton, NB.

Email: trisha@sjfoundation.ca

Carrie Tanasichuk, Director of Impact Measurement & Evaluation
Carrie Tanasichuk joined the Community Foundation in March of 2020. She has 14 years of experience in research and evaluation. She is passionate about using her expertise to help organizations demonstrate impact, improve, and innovate. She has worked across sectors (non-profit, for-profit, government) in diverse areas, including poverty reduction, youth development, criminal justice, health promotion and screening, and technology. She has a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan.

Harry Daley, Director of Donor Relationships & Granting

Harry Daley joined the Community Foundation team in 2020 after serving as a committee and board member for over 8 years. Harry brings experience as a strategic thinker, facilitator, and community builder. He has dedicated his professional life to supporting community development initiatives both locally and internationally. In 2018 he was the recipient of the YMCA’s Leader to Watch Award for his commitment to community and empowering young people in Saint John. He holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Leadership from UNB’s Renaissance College and is constantly seeking opportunities to listen, learn, and grow. Harry and his young family are proud residents of the city’s South End.

Email: harry@sjfoundation.ca

Claire Ashton, Director of Network Engagement & Social Innovation

Claire Ashton joined the Community Foundation in the Spring of 2021. She has worked in community building for over 15 years, recently transitioning from a diverse portfolio of education and employment initiatives with the Saint John Learning Exchange. Claire has volunteered extensively with First Steps and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John and has a passion for equity-focused community engagement and the arts. She has a B.A. from Bishop’s University and a M.A. in Sociology from Concordia University, and is consistently engaged in continuous learning. She and her family live in the North End of Saint John.

Email: claire@sjfoundation.ca


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