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.


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, Executive Director Kelly Evans joined The Community Foundation as the Executive Director 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

Trisha Erb, Executive Assistant Trisha Erb joined The Community Foundation as the Executive Assistant in December of 2017. She is a New Brunswick Native and alumnus of NBCC Saint John. She began her career working with the Saint John Sea Dogs for six years as the Office Manager 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

Board of Directors