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

How to Start A Foundation in 1987

On May 18, 2017 we held our 29th Annual General Meeting and as part of that meeting, Lynne Weisgerber spent a few minutes telling us how her husband John, became involved with the Mission Foundation. John started as real estate agent but he soon discovered that he was...

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Hope for the Future

As the province prepares for another provincial election and the citizens debate which party will be the most beneficial to the development and sustainability of British Columbia it is time to reflect on the accomplishments of the Mission Community Foundation as well...

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Spring Has Sprung

Yesterday was the first day of spring for 2017 and while we are all anxiously awaiting warmer and sunnier weather, we are happy that we have finally turned the corner from this long and unusual winter. This year marks the 30th anniversary for the Foundation,...

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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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Upcoming Events

Grant Cycle 2 – 2017 Cut off: June 1, 2017

Grant Cycle 2 is quickly approaching. Applications will be received until 12:00 midnight on June 1, 2017.  Application form available under GRANTS tab on this website. Contact Angie Hetlinger  604-826-5322 if you have any questions.

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G. W. Cooke Awards Presentation

Date: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Clarke Theatre Annual awards presented to middle school children who excel in math and science as well as community spirit.

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Foundation Legacy Dinner

Date: August 10, 2017 Mingling starts at 5:30 pm Dinner starts at 6:30 pm Location: Heritage Park Tennis Court Catering: Blackberry Kitchen Tickets: $70.00 per person (maximum of 125 tickets will be sold) Dress Code in Effect: Black, White and/or Purple Come join us...

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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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Mission Community Foundation – Derrough Fund helps ES Richards Music Department.

It’s always special when a benefactor finds out that a grant has been issued in their name to an organization that directly effects their family.

The Derrough Fund was established to help the music departments in School District 75 and over the last few years it has been used to provide scholarships to graduating students. This year we sent an email to the music departments reminding them that funding was available to purchase musical equipment and/or supplies and we received a grant request from ES Richards School. The board approved the request and we contacted the Derroughs to advise them of the grant.

At that point we found out that their great grandson goes to ES Richards and the equipment will be used by family members. As a special favour to us, Dennis Derrough personally delivered the grant approval letter to Sharon Widdows, Vice Principal and music instructor.
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Travel back in time with us at Mission's 125th.... Sunday, June 4th! 11-4pm Spread the word. #mission125

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