Company Directed Programs

The competiveness of a company and the success of its business partners and the communities in which it operates are mutually dependent. Our Foundation’s goal is to include one or more of our companies as an active partner in everything we support.

Matching Gifts Program – Funding under this program is a result of The Foundation agreeing to match funds raised by events initiated, organized and run by one or more of the Princeton Holdings companies. The Cowan Charity Classic is an example of this program in action. Since 2002, Cowan Insurance Group has organized an annual golf tournament that raises funds through generous support provided by our business partners, community partners, clients and other foursome participants. These funds are then matched by The Cowan Foundation.

Over a million dollars has been donated to a variety of charities located in communities where Cowan Insurance Group has offices.

For information about the Cowan Charity Classic click here.

Community Volunteer Program – The Community Volunteer Program annually distributes funds to charities selected by volunteering employees and their families. Employees from any of the companies within the Princeton Holdings group of companies, that meet the eligibility requirements, which include 50 hours of volunteer work in the program year, select the qualified organization that will receive a $750 donation per participating employee. Since inception in 2003, the program has donated over $445,000 to employee directed charities. Click here to view the 2015 recipients of the Community Volunteer Program.

Read-a-thon Program – Through this initiative, employees of the Princeton Holdings group of companies have the opportunity to participate in the distribution of funds through The Cowan Foundation by engaging the children in their lives in a summer reading program.

Funds raised through the 2015 Read-a-thon program will be directed to Free the Children (an organization with a strong national and international focus on education) specifically to assist them with the building of a school in Ecuador.

Holiday Card Program – Funding under this program occurs in the spirit of giving during the holiday season. The recipients of the program are determined annually. Since inception in 2004, the program has donated more than $490,000 to a variety of Canadian charities.

YMCA Canada  was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Holiday Card Program.  These funds have been directed towards programs that focus on children and youth. Click here for more details.

Note:  The Cowan Foundation does not accept solicitations for funding under these programs.