Princess Margaret fountain in the daytime. With Canadian flags in the background and a portion of the Administration building showing.

Community Investment

CNE Foundation Investment in the Community

At the CNE Foundation, we are committed to supporting organizations that share our community vision and whose mandates fall within one of our core funding pillars. Each year, we award a limited number of Community Grants to local Canadian qualified donees committed to furthering our areas of focus — Agriculture and the EnvironmentArts and CultureIndustry and Entrepreneurship, and Community Building — and in support of our vision: “Empowering community. Improving lives.”

In 2021, the CNE Foundation awarded a Community Grant to the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre’s Youth Program Sector. Made possible through the generosity of the CNE community, through our 2021 Virtual CNE 50/50 raffle, this CNE Foundation Community Grant aims to provide practical and cultural supports to Indigenous youth. Thank you for your support.

2022 Community Grant Application Process

Please check back in the summer for details about 2022 CNE Foundation Community Grants.

Recent CNE Foundation Community Grant Recipients

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural CentreYouth Program Sector

Arts & Culture
Industry & Entrepreneurship
Community Building
Unison Benevolent Fund
Counseling services and immediate financial relief for musicians impacted by COVID-19 event and performance cancellationsArts & Culture
Community Building
MLSE Foundation/
MLSE LaunchPad
Coaches Training programIndustry & Entrepreneurship
Community Building
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Elementary SchoolStardust Pollinator GardenAgriculture & Environment
Community Building
Storytelling TorontoTravelling StoryTent programArts & Culture
Community Building
The Eamonn O’Loghlin Irish Canadian Immigration Centre (I/CAN) with the Irish Cultural Society of TorontoAnimated I/CAN outreach video for new arrivalsIndustry & Entrepreneurship
Community Building