About the Mission Community Foundation

The Mission Community Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization, which collects funds from donors and invests these funds, using the income for the benefit of the citizens of the Mission area, in the fields of education, recreation, culture, and the humanities. Learn More

Welcome to the Mission Community Foundation website

The Mission Community Foundation is an incorporated, non-profit society guided by a local independent Board of Directors. The Foundation holds and administers private resources entrusted to it for the common good of the community of Mission. The Foundation is non-political and non-partisan and is a registered charity under the Canadian Income Tax Act.

People who give to the Mission Foundation care deeply about their community and their city. The Foundation respects and understands this level of care. Its Board of Directors accepts gifts and bequests in confidence and professionally manages them so the earnings on the ever growing, invested capital work in perpetuity for the betterment of Mission. The Mission Foundation embodies a simple concept People working together can make a difference for Mission! The Foundation’s Board of Directors believes that charitable funds, invested over time will grow and will continue to impact long after the original gift is made.

 

Latest News from the Mission Community Foundation

New Board Members and Committee Chairs

As you know, we had three members retire from our board in 2016.  Please now, join us in welcoming our new board members Linda Clark, Jim Shaw and Candie Thorne.   Linda comes to us with a background in marketing and advertising, Jim is known to anyone who has ever...

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Farewell to Our Retiring Board Members

As we start 2017 we must sadly say goodbye to three individuals who have served on our Board of Directors for the last eight years. Gina McMahon has been involved with the Foundation in a roundabout way since its inception; her father, Albert McMahon, was a founding...

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Seasons Greetings from the Board

As we approach the Holiday Season, it often gives us an opportunity to think and reflect on the past year and look forward to the challenges of the New Year. I’d like to thank all of our Benefactors, Board Members, Committee Members, other volunteers, as well as our...

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The Spirit of Giving

As we are heading to the season of giving it seems appropriate to speak about our benefactors.  This month I will be focusing on Mr.  & Mrs. Bill & Shirley Walker. Mr. Walker was a founding member of our Foundation, he along with 3 other gentlemen found merit...

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Upcoming Events

Final Grant Cycle of 2016 cut off

November 1, 2016 If you have a charitable registration number and a project that needs financial assistance, consider applying with the Mission Community Foundation for a Grant.  Details on who can apply and how to apply can be found on our Grant Applications page. ...

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Scholarship Application cut off

February 23, 2017 Graduating students who live in Mission and surrounding area can apply for Scholarships and Bursaries from the Mission Community Foundation.  Thanks to generous benefactors we have funding available for all areas of study in multiple educational...

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Grant Cycle 1

March 1, 2017 If you have a charitable registration number and a project that needs financial assistance, consider applying with the Mission Community Foundation for a Grant.  Details on who can apply and how to apply can be found on our Grant Applications page. ...

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Scholarship Application Interviews

April 4 – 6, 2017 As part of the application process for scholarships and bursaries, the Mission Community Foundation conducts interviews with the students.  These interviews cover their basic educational background and knowledge, world and local knowledge, future...

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New Bursary available: Mother Nature’s Helping Hand Fund.
This bursary was started by Miss Roxanne McMartin who was a past scholarship winner herself. Roxanne graduated in 2014, went to BCIT and took the Renewable Resources - Fish, Wildlife, and recreation program which netted her a diploma for renewable resources (and science).
What is the bursary for?
The Mother Nature’s Helping Hand Fund has been set up to provide a $1000 bursary to a student, mature or graduating, whose end goal is helping the environment through renewable resources. This includes sciences, biology, environmental, horticulture, fisheries, and etcetera.
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As you know, we had three members retire from our board in 2016. Please now, join us in welcoming our new board members Linda Clarke, Jim Shaw and Candie Thorne. Linda comes to us with a background in marketing and advertising, Jim is known to anyone who has ever gone into Save-On Foods and has served on several boards, and Candie’s board background includes organizations such as Mission Literacy In Motion.

We are also pleased to announce that Bob Ingram has agreed to take over as Chair of the Foundation with Tony Luck as his vice chair. Committee chairs are as follows:

Bursary & Scholarship committee: Joseph Heslip
Development Committee: Carlo Billinger
Distribution Committee: Jim Shaw
Investment Committee: Tony Luck

We look forward to an exciting year in 2017. Please continue to watch our website and Facebook page for updates as the year progresses.
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Mission Community Foundation is pleased to participate in the new Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a national small grants program that will support local projects in our community related to Canada’s sesquicentennial. For more details about the Fund and how to apply for grants visit:
www.missioncommunityfoundation.org/grants-awards/cfc-150-special-grant-cycle-2017/
Applications to the new Community Fund for Canada’s 150th are now open. The national small grants program will provide thousands of grants to projects across the country related to Canada’s sesquicentennial. Apply now at www.communityfoundations.ca/CFC150 and select Mission Community Foundation.
If you have any questions regarding the fund, how to apply or processes involved, feel free to contact our office manager, Angie Hetlinger, at 604.826.5322 or email her at info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.
Good luck to all who apply!!
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