YHF Commitment to Health Care Community Fund

On March 10, 2021, Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) announced that an anonymous donor had gifted the foundation with the largest gift ever received in the foundation’s 50-year history: an incredible $22 million. The donation was entrusted to the foundation to administer “to improve the provision of health care in the area served by Yarmouth Regional Hospital”. This directive aligns perfectly with the mission and goals of YHF.

Prior to the public announcement, a new Healthcare Enhancement Endowment (HEE) was established through the foundation’s pre-existing investment processes. YHF Board policy directs 15% of investment revenue (approximately $150,000) annually from the HEE towards funding community initiatives to improve the health of individuals living in Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne counties.

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation is extremely grateful to the anonymous donor for this exceptional opportunity to serve and improve your local healthcare with the YHF Commitment to Health Care Community Fund.

2021 YHF Commitment to Healthcare Community Fund Grant Recipients


Criteria to Apply

To qualify for a grant from the YHF Commitment to Health Care Community Fund, your community initiative must:

  • be a registered charity or a recognized non-profit organization in Yarmouth, Shelburne, or Digby counties
  • clearly enhance health services, projects, or programs within the Tri-Counties
  • clearly show future funding stability without the need for a repeat grant
  • intend to use the grant to improve activities, not to replace alternate sources of funding from municipalities, or either the provincial or federal government
  • align with the priorities of Nova Scotia Health
  • come with a letter of endorsement from a qualified health and social services specialist (excluding elected officials)

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • are established and can show additional partners and resources beyond this grant
  • will only require a one-time contribution to their activities


The application deadline for 2022 has passed.  Successful funding applicants will be announced in January 2023.