Community Impact Grant – Spring Intake

The GSJ Community Foundation provides grants to schools, charities and community organizations that make a difference in the community of Greater Saint John.

The Community Impact grants range from $10,000 to $50,000 and follow two streams: 1) Emerging Ideas, and 2) Sustaining Impact.

Emerging Impact:

Project-based funding to pilot new ideas

Sustaining Impact:

Funding for existing Community programs that are seeking support to maintain and/or grow their impact

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

Applications open: March 1st, 2023
Applications close: April 14th, 2023
Deliberation period: April/May Annually
Applicant notification: June annually
Grants awarded: June annually
Current status: OPEN

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.



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 do fund innovative projects and initiatives that are led by qualified donees to 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.