The Social Innovation Fund Projects Display
An impactful display of the Social Innovation Fund projects at the Community Foundation’s Annual General Meeting on May 5, 2022. Well done to all of you! Established in 2018, The Social Innovation Fund represents a strategic partnership with the Province of New Brunswick to experiment, innovate and test new initiatives based on sound evidence to […]
The Ukrainian Welcome Fund
The GSJ Community Foundation Announces New Fund to support Newcomers from Ukraine
A joint effort with TD Wealth, The United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte, YMCA, and the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce
Over $500,000 in Smart & Caring funding to local charities!
We are thrilled to announce over $500,000 in grants awarded through our Smart & Caring Grant cycle for 2022.
The Andrea and Heinz Schaerer Fund
Life-long philanthropists and volunteers, Andrea and Heinz Schaerer, find a new way to give back to the Nature Trust of New Brunswick and the Boys and Girls’ Club of Greater Saint John with an endowment fund, which will support these organizations in perpetuity.
Over the coming months, the Community Foundation is working in partnership with five youth serving agencies that have programs dedicated to academic support. This deeply collaborative project will focus on establishing action-oriented strategies and designing a network of support that leverage the strengths of each program.
Youth-Led Granting: A Participatory Approach in Action
In the fall of 2021, we decided to flip our traditional granting process on its head. We launched a $25,000 granting cycle that was totally directed and led by youth from our community. Check out our latest blog post to hear how it all played out!
Perseverance: The Juanita Black Story
Juanita Black knows building community and ending poverty takes perseverance. A new, 13-minute documentary celebrates her vounteerism and inspires us to give back. Watch it here!
Social Innovation Fund Projects Update
Funding for these initiatives was provided by the Government of New Brunswick through the Social Innovation Fund; a 10-million investment in innovative solutions to target poverty in Saint John.
Dominion Park Community Association is the 45th Anniversary Grant recipient!
Congratulations to Dominion Park Community Association in partnership with City of Saint John for being awarded the Community Foundation’s 45th Anniversary Grant! This $45,000 investment is the final piece required to move Phase 1 of this amazing project forward in 2022. The GSJ Community Foundation is excited to be a part of this transformative project […]