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New Healthy Communities Initiative Launched

Bridge by River Photo

In Nova Scotia, public spaces are the glue to our community. They are a big part of what makes our community feel safe, vibrant and connected. As a community foundation, the Healthy Communities Initiative will allow us to continue creating inclusive spaces and connections that foster belonging. 

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Donate Now to the We Rise Again Fund 

In Support of the Portapique Community Build Up 


We Rise Again Fund


Announcing the Recipients of the Fund for Gender Equality

The Fund for Gender Equality



NS Nonprofit Covid-19 Coalition



The Nova Scotia COVID-19 Coalition’s purpose is to act as a hub to bring together sector leaders and government partners to support this vital sector during  the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a senior leader in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector you are invited to become a member of the Coalition. Join here.



The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is an action centre for philanthropy. We provide the knowledge and support for communities, charities, and citizens to realize their individual potential and collective possibilities.

Our mission is to build strong, vibrant and diverse communities throughout Nova Scotia by enabling and inspiring effective philanthropy.






Mikmaq Sign

We would like to acknowledge that the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is situated in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but in fact, recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

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