Application Guidelines

Deployment of funds is a responsibility our committee takes very seriously and we have discovered it is not without its challenges.  We`d like to highlight a few considerations for clarity for you as a potential applicant on behalf of a child or youth:

  • This Fund does not fulfill Christmas Gift Dreams:Due to the generosity of Islanders, and the hard work of so many volunteers and charities, at this time of year, there are many helping to fulfill Christmas gift dreams for children.  In the interest of ensuring our limited funds are available throughout the year, the Esther Finkle Fund will resume taking requests in the new year. Have a wonderful holiday.
  • We have designed an application form which is brief and clear - we don`t want to deter potential applications with undue paperwork.  We do not require any identifying information regarding the child or youth for whom the application is being made.
  • We ask that applications are submitted by a community helper or service provider on behalf of the child.  We rely on the honesty and integrity of the applicants and it is our hope that applicants are somewhat knowledgeable of the child or family to ensure the application is consistent with our mandate.  The cheque for funding is made out to the applicant for appropriate disbursement.
  • We grant funding to a maximum of $200.00 per child and we define child as under 18 years of age. We are unable to fulfill group requests ie. Funding for a group of children vs. the unique dream of a child.
  • The child must be a Prince Edward Island resident and be unable to access the request through other financial means ie. Other charitable groups, family, etc.
  • We remain focussed on our mandate of fulfilling dreams of children as a building block to their emotional development and self-esteem.  Sadly, we have accepted that we are unable to fulfill all of the needs of Island children and so our most heartfelt challenge lies in declining those requests.  Please ask yourself before you submit an application - ``Does this represent a dream for a child?``

Finally, allow us to take this opportunity to commend you for your dedication and commitment to children and youth in our communities.  Each application we receive is a gift as it represents an advocate, a caring heart, and helping hand in the life of a child - Esther Finkles dream would not be possible without the dreams of the children and our dream and vision would not be possible without you.    As a last note, please remember the Esther Finkle Walk for Kids is held in October - we welcome any and all for participation!


Esther Finkleesther
"A hundred years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car you drove, but the world will be a better place because you were important in the life of a child."