Our Founder

The Windsor Foundation is a private foundation established in 1960 by Mr. Sidney Albert Windsor. During his lifetime, Mr. Windsor owned and operated a commercial canning business in Saint-Jean, Quebec and the assets of the Windsor Canning Company enabled the charitable Mr. Windsor to create a long0term legacy upon his death. Mr. Windsor, who was born and educated in New Brunswick, maintained a life-long interest in the Maritime Provinces and the people who lived there.

Our Mandate

The Windsor Foundation has two key areas of interest:

  • Support for programs, projects and initiatives in the general community which provides services toor benefits for disadvantaged or vulnerable youth and seniors, and for those with a physical or intellectual disability;
  • Support for innovative higher education initiatives in universities and community colleges.

Grans are made for programs, projects and initiatives undertaken in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island.

How to Apply

If the activities of your Canadian registered charity fall within the Foundation's area of interest, you may be eligible for a Foundation grant. To be considered, please send an email to our Foundation Manager very briefly describing who you are and how your project meets our mandate.

Our foundation Manager will then forward the formal Grant Application Templates to you for completion and return to the Foundation. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please note that only those who clearly fit our mandate will be provided with the Grant Application Templates.

How We Operate

The Foundation, which has no full time employees or permanent office location, is administered by a volunteer board of directors, supported by Scotia Trust Halifax. The directors meet 3 to 4 times per year to consider grant applications.