2020 Holiday Message from the Chair

Greetings Everyone: As I sit and write this piece for the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia newsletter, the mountains on both sides of the valley are ablaze with fall colors of our maple and oak trees. There seems to be extra vibrant colors this year and I think “the powers that be” are providing[…]

2020 Holiday Message from the Granting Committee

The Granting Committee had a very busy year in 2020. Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia has been hard hit by the pandemic, but thankfully we had the opportunity to work with the Federal Government and Community Foundations of Canada to administer and grant $561,280.00 with the Emergency Community Support Fund this spring. The amount[…]

RCFofNS Fund Development Committee Completes Strategic Planning for 2020-2023

Members of RCFofNS’s Fund Development Committee recently completed a strategic planning exercise, renewing RCFofNS’s Fund Development Strategy for a 3-year cycle (2020-2023). In the context of fund development, the two days of action planning involved revisiting what fund development means in the context of rural philanthropy in Nova Scotia and RCFofNS, gauging where we have[…]

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Recipients: Rounds 1 and 2

Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia is proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)  in Rural Nova Scotia. Round 1 of ECSF was distributed over the summer and Round 2 launched on October 5, 2020. With Round 2, we’ve invested[…]

The Rural Leadership Initiative Grant Program

The Rural Leadership Initiative Grant program has to date, provided $113,921 in funds for projects which: Seek to improve understanding of issues facing rural communities in Nova Scotia Offer Solutions to problems and challenges of rural Nova Scotia Create an environment that enhances and sustains rural Nova Scotia Click here to see Past Rural Leadership[…]