An Alliance of Foundations Working Together

Sobey Philanthropies share a commitment to transformative change through meaningful partnerships that make a lasting impact.

We invite you to explore Sobey Philanthropies to discover the unique ways in which we are working in unison to create opportunities to foster change.

Shaping a Better Tomorrow

The Sobey Foundation focuses on impactful initiatives that address the core challenges facing our home region of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, in order to drive transformation.


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Celebrating Canadian Visual Arts

The Sobey Art Foundation is focused on preserving and celebrating Canadian and Indigenous art. Its renowned Sobey Art Award is the preeminent award for contemporary Canadian visual artists.



Supporting Our Communities

The D.R. Sobey Foundation supports organizations that make lasting and meaningful contributions in areas such as the arts, health, conservation, community wellness, and education.


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Sobey Educational 

Nurturing Future Leaders

Since 1989, outstanding business students at Atlantic Canadian universities have been recognized for their entrepreneurial spirit, community values and dedication to our region.


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Supporting Atlantic Canadian Students

Deserving students from Atlantic Canada, entering the first year of any first-entry undergraduate program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., are chosen for this award.


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Other Educational Opportunities

Our portfolio of post-secondary educational opportunities reflects our belief that attending college and university creates a better future by opening up possibilities.


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