Who We Are

The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia (RCFofNS)

  • is a community foundation that supports community organizations in rural Nova Scotia, through grantmaking, convening and capacity-building
  • has a proven track record, with more than 15 years of developing and delivering small grant programs
  • has dedicated board members from all regions of the province who have a wealth of experience about community development in rural Nova Scotia
  • is a registered charity
  • adheres to the highest standards of transparency and accountability in its financial management
  • is a member of the Community Foundations of Canada
  • has been widely recognized for its excellence and leadership in the field of rural grantmaking
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Our Mission

To build on the strengths of Nova Scotia’s rural communities by stimulating and establishing philanthropic giving, to develop a permanent endowment and to grant funds.

Our Vision

Nova Scotia’s rural communities are dynamic, healthy and prosperous!

Our Values

  • We believe in the inherent value of rural communities and the important contribution they make to our province.

  • We believe in being accountable to donors, grantees and communities.

  • We believe that leadership and innovation are integral parts of community vitality.

A Defining Statement

The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia supports community based initiatives which:

  • Seek to improve understanding of issues facing rural and coastal communities in Nova Scotia

  • Offer solutions to problems and challenges of rural and coastal Nova Scotia

  • Create an environment that enhances and sustains rural and coastal Nova Scotia

Annual Reports

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