Community Impact Grant

Our Community Impact Grants support organizations seeking to meet a community need in an impactful way. Requests can range from $10,000-$50,000. Applications are open for intake two times annually: Spring & Fall (dates below).

There are two streams available to support your application process depending on the scope of your idea:

(1) Emerging Impact: Applications submitted via the Emerging Ideas stream will be project based and be focused on an innovative new approach to addressing a specific community need. This could be a new twist on an existing program, a one-time funding request, or the opportunity to pilot a new initiative. Applications should highlight the community need, project approach, impact, future considerations, and any relevant You can also submit a project budget that showcases the breakdown of requested funds.

(2) Sustaining Impact: Applications submitted via the Sustaining Impact stream will be focused on supporting programs and/or projects that have a proven track record of success and require financial support to sustain and/or grow their impact. Applicants will be provided space to highlight the specific need you are seeking to address, your planned approach to addressing this need, the anticipated impact, and opportunities to learn and sustain your work. Applicants should also include any supporting documents that showcase the impact of your organization or program has had to date. Applications should clearly communicate how the funds will be used both within the application and the budget template provided.


Community organizations are limited to one application per intake.


2024 Application Schedule

Spring Intake

Application period – February 26 – March 22 @ 11:45pm

Applicant notification – End of April


Fall Intake

Application period – September 16, 2024 – October 18, 2024

Applicant notification – End of November


All community Impact Grants are reviewed by our Community Impact Committee, with recommendations approved by the Board of Directors.

For more information and to discuss eligibility, please contact Harry Daley –

Applicants who meet criteria will be invited to apply via the online granting portal.

Applications open: February 26th, 2024
Applications close: March 22nd, 2024
Deliberation period: One month following close date
Applicant notification: One month following close date
Grants awarded: One month following close date
Current status: OPEN


Elements for Consideration

Which reflect an identified need in the community, impact a significant number of people and/or priority populations, build effective community partnerships, improve the quality of life in Greater Saint John and plan for sustainability of the initiative/project beyond initial funding.

We accept applications from both qualified donees and incorporated non-profits that are working enhance the quality of life in Greater Saint John.

Community Impact Grants do not fund:

  • Endowment Funds;
  • Supporting sectarian, religious, or political purposes;
  • Covering deficits or retiring debts;
  • Retroactive funding for expenses incurred before approval 0f the application;
  • Activities focused strictly in areas outside of the Community Foundation’s catchment area.

Please contact Harry with any questions regarding eligibility.

Successful applicants will sign a grant contract that outlines the grantee's commitment to the following:

  • Spending the funds for the intended purposes;
  • Accounting for the grant and any changes;
  • Returning any unused funds to the Foundation;
  • Recognizing the Foundation for this grant.