Community Service Awards
Philanthropy is often defined as the voluntary giving of time and financial resources to promote the well-being of human kind. If charity begins at home, then philanthropy begins in the community through individuals, families, corporations and youth. The Community Foundation recognizes outstanding philanthropy and service in our community with our Community Service Awards.
Our Community Service Awards are divided into two categories: Individual and Group.
Nominators may nominate either an individual or a group (family, business, ad hoc group) to be recognized for their philanthropic contributions to our community. Registered charities are not eligible for this award. No nominee may self-nominate.
Established in 2004 to celebrate and acknowledge exceptional volunteers who have significantly enhanced the quality of life in Greater Saint John. Past Recipients include: Mrs. Jean Irving, Mr. Thomas McGloan, The Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, Captain Harold Mayes, Ms. Connie Erb, Mr. Franklin Leger, Ms. Esther Shanks, Mr. Barry Ogden, Mrs. Ann Barrett, Mr. Harold Wright (Individual Category), The Friars Family (Group Category), The Carleton Community Gardeners (Group Category), Mr. Bill MacMackin (Individual Category) and the Food Purchasing Club (Group Category).
Each recipient is asked to select a charity of choice to receive a $5000 gift from The Community Foundation.
Eligibility & Nomination Criteria
Any individual, non-profit organization, company or staff/board member of the Community Foundation may submit a nomination for the Community Service Award. Nominees must be residents/located within the Greater Saint John Area.
To Nominate an Individual or Group
Please note: the nominator will complete the application form for either category - Individual or Group. The nomination should include the following information with specific examples from the nominator’s organization or personal experience:
1. The impact the nominee(s) has made in Greater Saint John
2. Evidence of leadership in philanthropy and community service (Board Member, matching gifts, fundraising, organizing, community initiatives, long standing service etc.).
3. Demonstrated history of philanthropic giving (time and/or financial)
4. Involvement in volunteering
The Grant Making Committee of the Community Foundation will review the nominations based on the eligibility criteria set out above. All areas of criteria have equal weighting. Their recommendation in each category - Individual and Group - will be presented to the Board of The Community Foundation for final approval.
Individual Category and Group Category
Application period: Will open in early December 2017.
Deliberation: Winter 2017
Applicant notification: Before January 31, 2018
Awarded: February 2018
Individual Category: NOW CLOSED
Group Category: NOW CLOSED