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Community Investment

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.

Community Grant Application Process

Please note that we have deferred our application intake as we emerge from the financial impacts of the pandemic. In the interim, our annual grant recipients are identified based on urgent community need.

Recent CNE Foundation Community Grant Recipients:

Toronto Ukrainian FoundationAssistance with local resettlement efforts resulting from Ukraine crisisIndustry & Entrepreneurship
Community Building
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural CentreYouth Program SectorArts & Culture
Industry & Entrepreneurship
Community Building
Unison Benevolent FundCounselling services and immediate financial relief for musicians impacted by COVID-19 event and performance cancellationsArts & Culture
Community Building
MLSE Foundation/
MLSE LaunchPad
Coaches Training programIndustry & Entrepreneurship
Community Building
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Elementary SchoolStardust Pollinator GardenAgriculture & Environment
Community Building
Storytelling TorontoTravelling StoryTent programArts & Culture
Community Building
The Eamonn O’Loghlin Irish Canadian Immigration Centre (I/CAN) with the Irish Cultural Society of TorontoAnimated I/CAN outreach video for new arrivalsIndustry & Entrepreneurship
Community Building