YHF Commitment to Healthcare

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.

The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation is extremely grateful to the anonymous donor for this exceptional opportunity to serve and improve your local health care via the YHF Commitment to Healthcare COMMUNITY FUND!

2021 YHF Commitment to Healthcare COMMUNITY FUND Grant Recipients



To qualify for a grant from the YHF Commitment to Healthcare COMMUNITY FUND, your community initiative’s primary purpose is to improve wellness and health care within the Tri-Counties and must meet the following criteria:

  • be a registered charity or a recognized non-profit organization in Yarmouth, Shelburne, or Digby county
  • 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:

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

If the above criteria are met, please complete the application form below.  Applications will be received for consideration starting May 31, 2022.  The Foundation is currently accepting only online submissions via the application form below.  The application deadline is September 30, 2022.  Successful funding applicants will be announced in January 2023.