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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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Fund Facts: Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary FundThis Fund was established in 1989 by the Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise as a memorial to Albert McMahon. Mr. McMahon was one of the first members to join the Mission Rotary Club and he helped steward the growth of the Club in the early days. A quiet philanthropist, Mr. McMahon wanted to ensure that every child had the best possible opportunity to succeed and would donate monies towards education, housing or whatever was required. He donated land for a school and provided personal scholarships through Mission Senior Secondary School starting in 1954. If there was a sports team that needed a sponsor, he was there. The Rotary Club felt that Mr. McMahon should be memorialized for his contributions to the community and being strong supporters of the Mission Community Foundation, they looked to us to accomplish this task. This Fund is dedicated to providing funding for children within the City of Mission who are in special circumstances, and therefore in need of help. Funding has been used to provide both scholarships and granting for this purpose. Since inception this fund has given 48 awards totaling $56,481.00. If you would like to help children succeed, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that BC has 49 of the 191 Community Foundations located in Canada? Yup, it's true! September is Community Foundation Month in BC. Help us help others today!#CommunityFoundationsMonth2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Granite Club FundCurling, Canada’s other national sport. The Mission Granite club started in 1953 and has many leagues for juniors, seniors, ladies, mens and mixed teams. In 2009 the Granite club began this dual-purpose fund with a primary purpose to provide scholarships to Mission junior curlers who wish to attend post-secondary schools. The secondary purpose is to provide funding for grants to Mission charitable organizations for curling initiatives. Since inception this fund has awarded 5 students a total of $4,500.00.If you’d like to support Mission’s junior curlers donate today. ... See MoreSee Less
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