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.
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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

Preserving our Past

In 2012, Shirley Walker decided to create a fund with Mission Community Foundation dedicated to the Mission Community Archives Centre.  The fund has been set up to automatically distribute funds in June using the interest monies earned from the fund capital of...

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Foundation Board Member Changes

In December, the board accepted the resignation of Lloyd McKimmon as the representative from Fraser Valley Regional District and we are currently awaiting a replacement from FVRD.  Although Lloyd was only with us for 2 years, we will miss his contributions to...

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Mission Animals Have Additional Funding Resources

Mission Community Foundation is pleased to advise that the Animal Welfare Fund is now ready for distribution.  The fund started by 5 ladies who love animals has been amended to allow for grants to any charitable organization in Mission who works with animals and their...

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Thank you for 2017, looking forward to 2018

As we approach the end of a phenomenal year, I look back to see what happened in 2017.  Canada turned 150, locally Mission celebrated its 125, and the Foundation marked its 30. We added new faces to the Foundations family and welcomed Candie Thorne and Linda Clarke as...

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Upcoming Events

Announcing the CARING FUND

A Community Foundation is only as strong as its endowment funds.  Mission Community Foundation recently announced that it would like to increase its endowment equity $2,000,000.00 by the year 2020. Hearing that call to action, Rosemary & Gerry Nemanishen have created...

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Foundation Office Moves

After many happy years of being tenants of the School District, the Mission Community Foundation has left Heritage Park School to make room for more classrooms.  While we have enjoyed our time with the schools, we understand the need and have moved out of the school...

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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 – CANCELLED

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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Scholarship deadline is TODAY!
Students you will receive a confirmation email stating we've received your application by Tuesday. Please ensure you have our info@ email set as a safe sender as ALL correspondence will be via email this year.
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In 2012, Shirley Walker decided to create a fund with Mission Community Foundation dedicated to the Mission Community Archives Centre. The fund has been set up to automatically distribute funds in June using the interest monies earned from the fund capital of $10,000. Our goal is to help offset their financial stresses by doubling that capital to $20,000.

This week is Heritage week and conversations turn to our past; how the city started and how it’s changed over the years. From our beginnings we have had cultures from many countries influence the way this city has grown and that diversification has enabled us to become the welcoming city that we are today. Fortunately some people had the foresight to create mechanisms to retain that history for future generations.

The Mission Community Archives Centre staff and volunteers, with guidance from head archivist Val Billesberger, are responsible for cataloging and preserving our archival history. They maintain a resource library that contains photographs, historical books, and personal files for many of the citizens that helped Mission grow. They work with local schools to provide tours of their facility and will willingly help anyone who wants to delve into our past. Their group also spearheads the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program that recognizes women of diverse backgrounds and their contributions to the community.

If you are interested in preserving our past, help us help them by donating today.

Donations can be made online (or) by cheque to Mission Community Foundation, PO Box 3427, Mission BC V2V 4J5
(please put Archives Centre on memo line).
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