Pictou Mutual Community Foundation

Supporting our Communities

Providing support and assistance to our communities for over 15 years.



Founded by the former Pictou Mutual Insurance Company to support local communities, Pictou Mutual Community Foundation began in 2009 to help provide support and assistance to the communities that helped make their business possible.

Thanks to the continuing support of our patrons, notably Kings Mutual Insurance Company, we are pleased to be entering our 15th year of operation!

Our Mission Statement

Grants that make a difference

To support our communities by aiding and supporting social services, education, health, cultural and environmental activities as may be in the best interests of these communities.

We believe in promoting strong communities. We want to make effective grants that make a difference. We believe in making grants to effective, well-managed charities with reasonable administrative and fund raising costs. We will develop new ideas with experience so as to continue to develop our priorities and exclusions.

We believe in grants for general purposes as well as specific health and educational projects, and provide to organizations that help promote strong communities.

Areas of Support






Our Values

Making effective grants that make a positive difference

Granting funds to effective, well-managed charities with reasonable administrative and fundraising costs

Giving grants for general purposes as well as specific health and educational projects

The foundation is incorporated under the Canadian Corporations Act and is a registered private charitable foundation under the Income Tax Act.

Our initial funding had been graciously provided by Pictou Mutual Insurance Company. Our goal is to carefully manage and grow the Pictou Mutual Community Foundation to be one of the largest in Atlantic Canada so that we can support even more communities.

Our Stories

Promoting strong communities

We Support Our Community. Our organization is proud to have worked with many local organizations and institutions since it’s beginnings.

Durham Community Hall

Margie Parker and Syvia Love accept a grant of $2000.00 from the Pictou Mutual Community Foundationfor repairs & renovations to Durham Community Hall. The Durham...

Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre and Cultural Centre

Reg Holman, Director and a Past Chair of Pictou Mutual Insurance Company presents a $2500.00 cheque from the Pictou Mutual Community Foundation to Helen Jensen towards...

Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation

Pictou Mutual Community Foundation was pleased to provide a donation of $2500.00 to the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation. Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Cobequid...

West Branch Community Hall

Ian MacCara Director Pictou Mutual Insurance Company delivers $1500.00 from Pictou Mutual Community Foundation to Jim White center and Ken Pierson right. Jim is...

Pictou County SPCA

Pictou County SPCA PMCF was pleased to be able to support the local SPCA shelter recently. Pictured are Donna MacDonald on behalf of Pictou County Community Foundation...

Pictou County Trails Association

The Pictou County Trails Association has set up a number of benches along the Jitney Trail, thanks in part due to $1500 donated from Pictou Mutual Community Foundation....

New Glasgow Academy

Director Harry Redmond (L) who was honored when Pictou Mutual Community Foundation made a donation to New Glasgow Academy recognizing his 41 years as a director...

Highland Community Residential Services

On June 17 2019, a  presentation of $1,000.00 was made on behalf of Pictou Mutual Community Foundation to the Highland Community Residential Service, to assist in their...

PMCF and Pictou County 4H

The Kings Mutual Donates $20 000.00 towards construction of a new Pictou County 4H Barn on site of the Pictou Exhibition grounds. LR: Cara Cameron CEO The Kings Mutual...

Churchville Community Hall

A presentation of $2500.00 was made on behalf of the Pictou Mutual Community Foundation to the Churchville Community Hall. The funds will assist with the capital...