What is the role of philanthropy in regional economic development in NL, focusing on the Burin Peninsula? The project could look at examples from across Canada and the United States, as well as examples from Newfoundland and Labrador. These examples should be related to the Burin Peninsula to show how they could be used in a local context. The research could look at both private and public foundations. What possibilities are there for utilizing philanthropy more? What lessons, policy implications, challenges and opportunities arise?