The Fig Fund

The FIG Fund was created in 2012 by St. John’s resident and well-known community leader, Adele Poynter, and her daughter, Kate McNicholas, with a $20,000 donation to the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL).

Through CFNL, the FIG Fund disburses an annual grant of at least $3,000 to assist women who have had to overcome obstacles and would benefit from some extra assistance to pursue their goals.

The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL) is a province-wide, non-profit organization that builds and manages charitable endowment funds for families, individuals, businesses and organizations.


What We’ve Achieved

Since it was established, the fund has created a jewellery-making program for clients of The Gathering Place, provided services for sex workers in St. John’s through S.H.O.P., built a community garden for the Bay St. George women’s shelter, helped the YWCA cultivate the province’s next generation of female leaders, and supported other innovative projects.