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

2018 G.W. Cooke Awards Presentation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 7:00 pm at the Clarke Theatre Join us in celebrating mathematical and scientific excellence in Middle School children.  Annual Cooke awards presentation provides certificates and medals to students who have strong marks in science or math as...

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2018 Scholarship Awards Presentation

May 2nd, 2018 7:00 pm at the Clarke Theatre Come join us in celebrating our 30th year of providing scholarships to local students.  All benefactors and past recipients are encouraged to join us.  We'd love to get a group picture of everyone who has been involved with...

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2018 Scholarship Interviews

The 2018 Scholarship applications have been received and we are setting up interviews for students for April 3, 4, 5, 2018.    Each interview is a maximum of 15 minutes and it will be in front of our panel of 5 committee members.   Location for interviews will be at...

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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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Our friends at Fraser Valley Humane Society have a couple events coming up. Please support them if you can, partial proceeds go to the Animal Welfare Fund held here at the foundation. ... See MoreSee Less

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STUDENTS: Interview schedule has been set. Emails sent March 10th. Check and respond as requested. We are asking those who are coming in for an interview to send us a current picture. This will help the committee as we are interviewing a large number of students this year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last Friday the Bursary & Scholarship committee met to review 98 scholarship requests. Decisions about interviews have been made and letters will be emailed by Monday the 12th of March. ... See MoreSee Less

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