2018 Spring Granting Session Recipients

General community grants represent the bulk of our funding to local charities and organizations. These grants are awarded twice per year and are usually in the amount of $500 – $5,000. In the spring of 2018, we granted a little under $75,000 in the greater Fredericton region with use of our community grants. Our focus of this money is on charities that deliver resource, programming or opportunities in one or more of the following areas: Arts & Culture, Heritage, Youth, Environment, Health & Wellness, Education, Athletics, & Social Development. Check out our Fall grant recipients below!


York SUnbury Historical Society-Fredericton region Museum

The museum offers summer day camps that can accommodate 10 children per week. There are 5 camps held during July and August with different themes for each weekly camp, with an emphasis placed on outings to downtown historic and cultural sites. Funds are used to support the spinsorship program for low-income youth.

Amount received: $3,000 (partial funding from the Simmonds Fund)


Partners for Youth

This funding will be used for their 2018 Camp Tippy Canoe, send a child to camp project. It is a week long summer wilderness camp for youth with risk factors in their lives. The grant will cover the cost of sending 5 Fredericton area youth to camp.

Amount received: $2,500 (partial funding from Fredkid Fund)


Canadian DeafBlind Association - NB 

This grant is for their Sensory Family Camp held every year for clients, the client's intervenors and the client's family. It will be used to send 4 clients to camp for the 2018 year.

Amount received: $5,600 (partial funding from Rosemary's Youth Fund)


OPAL III - Fredericton Respite Services

This grant is for their Summer Day Camp for children with special needs. They will offer four 1-week day camps with approximately 10 campers per week and will offer one-on-one camper to counsellor for campers with higher needs. It will be based at the Autism Connections facility and funds will be used for facility rental, transportation, camp directors, administration and supplies. 

Amount received: $5,000 (Rosemary's Youth Fund)


Chipman youth Centre

Chipman Youth Centre offers a summer day camp for children ages 5-12 and the Wave of Youth Volunteer program for youth ages 13-18. The summer day camp offers activities such as nature walks, games, science experiments, as well as activities that will focus on mental fitness and resiliency  The Wave of Youth program has youth volunteering in the community as well as getting together for weekly supervised activities such as games night etc. Funds will be used for sponsorship of children from low income families, as well as costs associated with activities. 

Amount received: $2,500 (Rosemary's Youth Fund)


Fredericton Arts And Learning

This grant is for FEST FORWARD being held November 2018. FEST FORWARD aims to assist New Brunswick musicians in moving forward by providing professional development opportunities. FEST FORWARD will provide up to ten musical groups with an opportunity to showcase their talent as well as have access to professional development resources such as workshops, recording sessions, photo shoots, etc. The grant will be used for travel costs, accommodations, catering, professional fees, festival supplies, equipment rental, etc.

Amount Received: $3,220 (Covey Fund)


United way central nb

This grant is for the Songs of the City project in partnership with Shivering Songs and Theater NB. Songs of the City tells the stories of people whose lives have been impacted by the United Way. These individuals meet with TNB to develop their stories and then they meet with a songwriter who will compose an original song based on their story. The public performance is held on January 17, 2019 and is provided free of charge to the community. Funds will be used to cover the artist’s fees.

Amount Received: $4,000 (Covey Fund)


musical ventures - NB summer music festival

This grant for the NB Summer Music Festival, a two week classical musical festival held annually in Fredericton.  The festival has concerts, free performances, and workshops. New this year is the Artistic Spaces series, matching music with the paintings at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Funds will be used to subsidize ticket costs, contribute to musician fees and associated costs as well as facility rental, marketing and technical support.

Amount Received: $5,000 (Covey Fund)


fredericton playhouse

This grant is for the School Field Trip program, a series of matinee performances for students in grades K-12. The School Field Trip Accessibility Initiative supports the School Field Trip program by providing an opportunity for teachers and schools to apply for free admissions to the performances as well as a bussing subsidy. In 2018-19, the Playhouse will allocate 800 performance admissions to be awarded to local schools free of charge.  There will also be bussing subsidies available. Funds from this grant would be used towards the cost of the 800 performance admissions for local students.

Amount Received: $4,000


camp kerry society - Atlantic 

Camp Kerry is a family bereavement retreat to assist families who are dealing with the loss of a child or parent. This retreat will be held August 30 – September 2 2018 at Snider Mountain Ranch, Sussex. Funds will be used to cover the cost of three families from the Greater Fredericton Area to attend the retreat (includes accommodations, meals and activities).

Amount Received: $4,000 (partial funding from Jeff McGuigan Memorial Fund)


york sunbury historical society - Fredericton Region Museum

This grant is for their Suitcase Stories Exhibit and Media Installation.  This is a new project in collaboration with the Multicultural Association and will focus on immigrant stories about the objects they brought with them to Canada.  They will also develop lesson plans based on the Suitcase Stores for summer camps and youth tour groups. Six participants have already participated in the video and more are planned for April and May.  The video will be launched on June 22nd at the Cultural Expressions Festival. Funds will be used for the video production, translation costs, and design of the exhibit signage and panel.

Amount Received: $2,738


greater fredericton social innovation- NOurishing minds nb

This grant is for the Nourishing Minds NB (NMNB) non-profit.  The aim of the NMNB is to secure funding and volunteers for a subsidized meal program in all schools in NB as well as promoting healthy food culture and literacy. The NMNB would like to create a promotional video to raise awareness and aid in fundraising. Funds would be used towards the production cost of the promotional video.

Amount Received: $3,000


kidney foundation of canada - atlantic

The Kidney Foundation has a Patient Services program that provides financial support for individuals with kidney disease.  Financial assistance can be for travel & accommodation costs related to medical treatments/appointments; medications, and various other items. Funds would be used to support kidney patients in the Greater Fredericton Area.

Amount Received: $4,000


frontier college

This grant is to continue offering free individual and small group learning for children, youth and adults in homework, reading clubs, school programs and GED programs. They have approximately 100 volunteer tutors and they anticipate they will contribute about 2,000 tutoring hours. Funds will be used for program materials and recruiting, screening and training/support of volunteer tutors.

Amount Received: $3,000


university of new brunswick - doctalks

The Open Your Eyes Fredericton Initiative (OYEF) is a collaboration between UNB and DocTalks Festival and Symposium to raise the level of public awareness around a social issue. OYEF would like to host a free one day workshop for charities that will assist them in telling their stories using short films and digital media.  The workshop will also assist them in preparing an application for the 2018-19 OYEF project.

Amount Received: $1,500


portage atlantic

Portage Atlantic provides youth with drug addiction rehabilitation treatment at their Cassidy Lake rehabilitation centre.  They also provide follow-up support through their Aftercare Program for up to 2 years. The Peer Support Program is part of the Aftercare program and offers social activities for the youth. The social activities would include outings to see a movie, visit the art gallery, hear a motivational speaker, etc.  One of the past activities was to create 20+ coasters (at Clay Café) for the volunteers. Funds will be used to cover the cost of these activities (ie. Admissions) for up to 10 Fredericton area youth as well as transportation and snacks.

Amount Received: $3,000


roots of empathy

This grant is for the Roots of Empathy program, a parent, infant and trained instructor visit a school with the goal of building a caring, peaceful and civil society through the development of empathy in children and adults. Roots of Empathy is currently trying to increase the number of programs so that every school in the Fredericton/Oromocto area that wishes to implement the program is able to do so. Funds will be used to train a new instructor for a school in the Greater Fredericton area and provide support costs for their first year.

Amount Received: $3,000


kidsport nb

KidSport provides grants for sports registration fees or equipment to children and youth who have financial barriers to participating in sports. Grants are a maximum of $200 per calendar year.  Currently they assist 450 children in the province and approximately 180 – 200 of those are from the Greater Fredericton Area. Funds will be used so that they can make additional grants (25) to children that are currently having to be denied.

Amount Received: $3,000 (Partial funding from the Blanchard Family Fund)


Fredericton homeless shelters

This grant is for general operations of the two shelters. The shelters have trained staff available for 23 hours per day and they also offer residents access to the Resident Transition Planner who assists them with goal setting and transition planning. Funds would be used towards all operational costs.

Amount Received: $5,000


beaverbrook art gallery

For several years, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery has offered subsidized After School Art Outreach Programs in three Northside schools. In the 2018-2019 school year, they would like to offer this same program to students at Montgomery Street School and Priestman Street School. They will offer 6 – 8 weekly art sessions of 2 hours each after school (3:00 – 5:00 pm).  The program will run from September – November 2018.  Also free family passes to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery will be given to each student. Funds would be used to offset the admission fees for 30 students at each school.

Amount Received: $3,000



This grant is for the Coffee and Chat project; a volunteer led, group based support program for those with vision loss. Participants will meet weekly for about two hours.  Transportation assistance will also be available if needed. Funds would be used to cover start-up costs such as coordination, volunteer training, program materials and supplies, guest speaker honorariums.

Amount Received: $3,000


habitat for humanity

Habitat for Humanity operates the ReStore, a discount renovation center that accepts donations of new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, fixtures, etc.  These donated items are then resold to the public.  Tax receipts are provided for donated items. Currently the tracking system to record donations, receipts, sale price, etc. is done manually.  They hope to purchase a new point-of-sale and donation tracking system that will have all of this information and data computerized. Funds will be used to purchase the hardware required to run this point-of-sale and donor management system.  Software will be purchased by Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Amount Received: $1,868