Community Foundations of Canada’s Second and Final Intake for IRP

In 2019, Community Foundations of Canada, alongside the Government of Canada and several partner organizations, announced the Investment Readiness Program (IRP), a program that helps social purpose organizations scale up their social enterprises to prepare to accept investments. The goal of the IRP is to support these organizations in the social finance market, generating a return for investors while having a positive impact on their communities. CFC launched its second round of funding through the IRP in February of 2021, the results of which are now publicly available here.

The Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundations worked with four organizations in Atlantic Canada to grant IRP funding. Visit for more details about CFC’s funded projects, as well as projects funded through the various partner organizations.

Round 2 Announcement

Organizations working to do good in Atlantic Canada can access up to $75,000 in funding through the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) to increase their positive impact though social enterprise. Part of a $50 million national initiative led by Community Foundations of Canada and partners, and funded by the Government of Canada, the program is designed to help social purpose organizations develop or expand their social enterprise to achieve sustainability and access investment.

IRP is being administered in the regional community foundations such as Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia, Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Community Foundation Saint John in collaboration with Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation. Organizations looking for additional information can inquire at their regional community foundation. Applications will be accepted until November 22, 2022. For more information and to apply visit