Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia

Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia (RCF) is an emerging charitable foundation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from across the province. Take a look at what's happening and how we're making an impact in rural communities.
Welcome

The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia exists to attract and manage financial gifts that will generate income to provide grants for developing our rural communities. I invite you to explore this website where you will find that our relatively new Foundation which was founded in 1999 with a modest initial endowment of $150,000 has achieved remarkable results through its granting program. Our plan is to build the endowment fund for even more and greater results to come.

Rural Nova Scotia is part of a global trend where a declining population results in declining services. Rural communities differ from each other in so many ways that there is no single, sure-fire way to reverse this trend. It has to be addressed from the perspective of residents who know their community and who can determine how to deal with the issues they face. That is why the Rural Communities Foundation identified Leadership Development and Innovation as the two points of emphasis for its granting strategy. Projects funded by the Foundation respect the variety of development outcomes proposed by applicant communities. Our emphasis is simply to require that each project attend to leadership development and innovation as it is being carried out.

The Foundation has a working board of eleven energetic volunteer members from various parts of the province (see Board of Directors). We limit our administration costs in the interest of having the largest possible amount of funds available for granting purposes.

The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia is a valued member of the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and has the benefit of its expertise. We provide the opportunity for donors to invest in leadership and innovation in rural Nova Scotia through our Permanent Endowment Fund. Charitable tax receipts are available for all donations. I cordially invite you to contribute to the work of the Foundation by becoming a donor. It is a solid and reliable way to assist the development of rural Nova Scotia.


Arthur Bull
Chair, Rural Communities
Foundation of Nova Scotia

Three Pillars

Granting

Fund Development

Convening

Our Team

Our volunteer Board of Directors is from around the Province of Nova Scotia
Arthur Bull
Arthur Bull
Foundation Chair
Lake Midway, Digby County
Teresa MacNeil
Teresa MacNeil
Past Chair
Johnstown, Richmond County
John Beaton
John Beaton
Treasurer
Antigonish County
Kathy Gamache
Kathy Gamache
Secretary
Hubbards
Brenda Wallace
Brenda Wallace
Director
Kings County
Chris Atwood
Chris Atwood
Director
Yarmouth County
Maureen Coady
Maureen Coady
Director
Greg Levy
Greg Levy
Director
Jean Ward
Jean Ward
Director
Jayne Hunter
Jayne Hunter
Resource to the Board
Tatamagouche, Colchester County
Mark Austin
Mark Austin
Resource to the Board
Irwin Lake, Colchester County
Anna Roch
Anna Roch
Resource to the Board

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