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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 2021, the CNE Foundation awarded a Community Grant to the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre's Youth Program Sector. Made possible through the generosity of the CNE community, through our 2021 Virtual CNE 50/50 raffle, this CNE Foundation Community Grant aims to provide practical and cultural supports to Indigenous youth. Thank you for your support.

2021 Community Grant Application Process

Please note that our application intake was deferred to summer 2022 due to the impacts of the 2021 CNE cancellation

Recent CNE Foundation Community Grant Recipients:

Organization Project Pillar
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre Youth Program Sector

Arts & Culture
Industry & Entrepreneurship
Community Building

Unison Benevolent Fund Counselling services and immediate financial relief for musicians impacted by COVID-19 event and performance cancellations Arts & Culture
Community Building
MLSE Foundation/
MLSE LaunchPad
Coaches Training program Industry & Entrepreneurship
Community Building
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Elementary School Stardust Pollinator Garden Agriculture & Environment
Community Building
Storytelling Toronto Travelling StoryTent program Arts & Culture
Community Building
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
Community Building

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