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Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of Pictou County Endowment Fund

Grants to Nova Scotia Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Areas for Programs that Benefit Children and Families

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Foundation / Corporation

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Aberdeen Health Foundation (AHF)

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Grants to Nova Scotia nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations for projects that benefit at-risk children, youth, and families. Funding is intended to support projects that prevent crisis and mitigate risk in the home, community, or school; educate citizens and program leaders in wellness, health, and crisis intervention and prevention; and enhance the potential for healthy outcomes for children, youth, and families at risk in the local community. Eligible proposals benefit families in Pictou County.

Programs must target a clearly defined health outcome and address one or more of the following areas:

  • Promote healthy child/youth development, and address inequities in healthy child/youth development; 
  • Directly prevent or relieve a mental health condition of children and/or youth through the provision of a therapeutic/ evidence-based program in line with defined outcomes, delivered by qualified/certified program leaders or practitioners; 
  • Build capacity in organizations to foster healthy child/youth development through training in best practices and evidence based intervention;
  • Promote greater equity in access to physical and/or mental health.

Eligibility Criteria and Funding Guidelines: 

  • For eligible programs, incremental wages for program delivery are eligible, as are other expenditures that are incidental and ancillary to the delivery of the program.
  • Proposals shall demonstrate financial need;
  • Proposals shall demonstrate a benefit to residents of Pictou County;
  • Proposals for projects where funding comes from single or multiple sources will be welcomed;
  • Enhancements to current projects and programs will be given consideration;
  • Proponents shall provide evidence of a satisfactory financial records system.

For information about health equity, see Page 10 of the Application in Supporting Documents, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146471

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no maximum allowable funding request, but it is anticipated that the total award amount available will be shared among several programs.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year programs are welcome; however, proposals for funding shall be submitted on an annual basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only qualified donees holding a Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Number shall be considered. Organizations that do not meet this criteria can do so by partnering with a community agency that does.

Qualified Donees include but are not limited to the following:
- A registered charity;
- A registered Canadian amateur athletic association;
- A registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged;
- A registered Canadian municipality;
- A registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada.

The following will not be considered:
- Retroactive applications;
- Funding of an organization’s normal operational expenses, including salaries of existing staff at current capacity levels;
- Programs or activities that can be funded under existing government programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application submission is August 31, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For further information about the CAS Endowment Fund of the Aberdeen Health Foundation, contact:

Deelle Hines, Administrative Coordinator
Aberdeen Health Foundation
Phone: (902) 752-7600 ext. 4600

Grant Coverage Areas:

Pictou County

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Nova Scotia;

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