Who We are

The Sobey Foundation was founded in 1982 by Frank H. Sobey and his three sons; Bill, David and Donald. The Foundation’s giving is rooted in the Sobey family’s continued commitment to improving the lives of individuals through investments in health, education and community.  Although we work with organizations across Canada, the Sobey Foundation primarily supports organizations whose activities make a difference in Atlantic Canada.


Our Philosophy

Maximizing positive outcomes in the lives of individuals and communities is at the heart of the Sobey Foundation’s philanthropy. Understanding the missions, objectives and needs of partner organizations is critical to ensuring successful partnerships and outcome-based initiatives. We promote continuous dialogue with our partners and their other supporters and encourage an atmosphere of mutual-feedback in the aim of constantly ensuring the best possible results for the people and communities we serve.