About the Mission Community FoundationThe 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.
ABOUT THE MISSION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Mission Community Foundation believes in a simple concept we ‘help you to help others’.
The Foundation is comprised of a core group of volunteers who sit on our Board and various Committees. These individuals contribute their time and expertise to help the Foundation grow and remain viable in the Community.
Our Board of Directors has a combination of elected individuals as well as appointed representatives from the District of Mission, Chamber of Commerce, Mission Public Schools #75, Mission Community Services, and the Fraser Valley Regional District. This diversity provides us with multiple points of view and helps us remain focused and strong.
We currently have 4 committees and they are:
Bursary & Scholarship Committee: These individuals are charged with reviewing, interviewing and recommending students for Scholarships and Bursaries. They dedicate three full days to interviewing the students and then work to match recipients with funds available. Their recommendations are taken to the Board of Directors for final approval and awards are presented.
Development Committee: This group of individuals are charged with developing marketing campaigns, website and social media changes, and contacting individuals and organizations to become benefactors. They meet monthly to discuss ideas and implement changes such as this new website.
Distribution Committee: This committee is in charge of grant dispersal. They review the grant applications three times yearly and make recommendations to the Board of Directors based on applicants and funds available.
Investment Committee: This committee meets quarterly to review our portfolio. The Foundation invests our money based on a pre-determined investment policy that safeguards the funds as much as possible through prudent investing.
We hope to continue supporting the Community for years to come and if you would like to become part of our fantastic organization, please contact our Office Manager at 604.826.5322 and advise her of your desire to join us in helping you help others.
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...
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. ...
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...
December 2016 In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, Community Foundations Canada has opened special granting to the community foundations across Canada. Mission Community Foundation has been allocated funding to provide grants to organizations who...
On May 2, 2018 the Mission Community Foundation presented 58 students with $70,000 worth of bursaries and scholarships, as well as awarding 2 free tuitions to UFV. This was our 30th year of presenting awards and we invited Norm Cook, an original board member, and...
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