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

Beloved Benefactor Passes

It is with great sadness that we share this news.  On Monday, July 3, 2017 Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo passed away in her home. Claire was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 1954.  She became a teacher in 1964 and spent over 30 years teaching the youth of...

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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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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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MissionFest 2017

August 12, 2017, 10:00am - August 12, 2017, 4:00pm

Missionfest 2017 is happening Saturday August 12th from 10-4... it's going to be HUGE!!! From 3 story Inflatables, Zipline, Craft Beer, Music, Dance Stage, Train Rides, Mountain Bike Demo, Amazing Bal...

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It is with great sadness that we share this news. On Monday, July 3, 2017 Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo passed away in her home.

Claire was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 1954. She became a teacher in 1964 and spent over 30 years teaching the youth of Mission. Recognized for her dedication, she won the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal, the Rotary Club Distinguished Service award and recently she became a Freeman of the City of Mission.

Claire was also a benefactor at the Mission Community Foundation creating a scholarship for future teachers and/or nurses. Her goal was to ensure that at least one student could receive her award annually and if there weren’t enough monies in the fund on a particular year, she would simply top it up.
Her generosity did not stop with the Foundation. Claire believed that good health was also important and as such was a supporter of the Mission Memorial Hospital. She has the honor of holding Sapphire status on their remembrance wall.

Claire genuinely cared about the people in her life and continued to follow the lives of her students after they left her charge. Despite ill health, she always wore a smile. All who knew her will miss her.

Good-bye good friend, keep a watchful eye out for us.

Anyone wishing to share stories about Miss Clemo, please feel free to comment.

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