CNE Foundation Investment in the Community
At the CNE Foundation, we are committed to supporting organizations that share our community vision and whose mandates fall within one of our core funding pillars. Each year, we award a limited number of Community Grants to local, Canadian qualified donees committed to furthering our areas of focus – Agriculture and the Environment, Arts and Culture, Industry and Entrepreneurship, and Community Building – and in support of our vision: “Empowering community. Improving lives.”
In 2022, the CNE Foundation awarded a Community Grant to the Toronto Ukrainian Foundation. Made possible through the generosity of the CNE community, through our 2022 50/50 raffle fundraisers, this CNE Foundation Community Grant aims to support local activities to resettle displaced persons as a result of the war in Ukraine. With community being central to the CNE, it is our hope that these funds will help families and individuals who are seeking to make a new home in Ontario. Thank you for your support.
2022 Community Grant Application Process
Please note that our application intake was deferred to summer 2023 due to the impacts of the pandemic.
Recent CNE Foundation Community Grant Recipients:
|Toronto Ukrainian Foundation||Assistance with local resettlement efforts resulting from Ukraine crisis||Industry & Entrepreneurship|
|Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre||Youth Program Sector||Arts & Culture|
Industry & Entrepreneurship
|Unison Benevolent Fund||Counselling services and immediate financial relief for musicians impacted by COVID-19 event and performance cancellations||Arts & Culture|
|Coaches Training program||Industry & Entrepreneurship|
|St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Elementary School||Stardust Pollinator Garden||Agriculture & Environment|
|Storytelling Toronto||Travelling StoryTent program||Arts & Culture|
|The Eamonn O’Loghlin Irish Canadian Immigration Centre (I/CAN) with the Irish Cultural Society of Toronto||Animated I/CAN outreach video for new arrivals||Industry & Entrepreneurship|