People at the Beach

Smart and Caring Initiative

In 2011, Governor General David Johnstone extended a call to action to all Community Foundations across Canada to secure our future as a Smart & Caring Community.

Governor General David Johnstone

“Join me in imagining our country as it could be… a smart and caring nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute, and develop their talents to their fullest potential.”

The Right Honourable Governor General, David Johnstone 2011

Community Foundation Grey Bruce determined that the greatest need going forward in Grey & Bruce Counties is Education & Scholarships. To meet this need, a new "Smart & Caring Community Fund for Education & Scholarships" initiative was created with a 4-year goal of $1 million in educational scholarship, bursary or award endowed funds to support students from the two Counties who are furthering their education.

The scholarship, bursary or award criteria, application process and grant review will be coordinated through the Foundation's Grant Review Committee. Establishment of the criteria will be determined with the assistance of School boards, post-secondary institutions, apprenticeship Programs, OYAP, First Nations advisors and Workplace Programs.

All applications are available here and or accessed through