Welcome to CFNS

Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS) was founded to help improve the quality of life for Nova Scotians by providing knowledge and support for communities, charities, citizens, and corporations to realize their individual and collective possibilities.

Engage. Inform. Gather. Give

Robert Orr, Chair, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia

The point about being connectors is that by having a foot in so may different worlds, they have the effect of bringing them all together.

Malcolm Gladwell
Map of First Nations

We would like to acknowledge that the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is situated in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but in fact, recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

We further acknowledge that people of African descent have shared these lands for over 400 years in Nova Scotia; over 50 strong and resourceful African Nova Scotian communities exist today.

About Us

Our mission is to build strong, vibrant and diverse communities throughout Nova Scotia by enabling and inspiring effective philanthropy.

Contact Us

819-1888 Brunswick St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J8