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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

Today Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held an “It’s A Wonderful Breakfast” fundraiser event at A&W in Mission. During our October grant cycle, the Health Care Foundation asked Mission Community Foundation for a grant to help purchase new Colonoscopy machines for Mission Memorial Hospital. Their grant request was approved and Ellen Nguyen of the Foundation Board of Directors presented a cheque to Liz Harris for $10,000.00 this morning. Funding for this grant was provided from the Community Fund. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo Scholarship FundKnown throughout the community as Miss Clemo, to her friends and neighbours, Claire. Miss Clemo was one of those teachers that inspired children. Because she never stopped caring, she kept in touch with many of her students and peers. Her personal archives, which can be found at the Mission District Historical Archives Centre, include hundreds of cards and letters that testify to the respect and admiration for Claire and all that she has done for our community. Born in Hong Kong in the 1930’s she traveled the world by the age of 19, immigrating to Canada in 1954 she landed in Mission to live with her aunt. Claire received her teaching degree in 1954 and taught over 3 decades before retiring. Recipient of the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal, Rotary Distinguished Service Award, Freeman of the City and a Pathfinder award, Claire never stopped giving. Her desire to ‘light the lam of learning and keep it lit’ stayed with her until the end. Claire started this fund in 2010, she also tied the fund to her will and Mission Community Foundation gratefully received the proceeds from the sale of her home upon her passing. Her scholarship is dedicated to students entering the fields of Education and Nursing. If you would like to help a student succeed, donate today! If you would like to find out how to leave monies in your will to Mission Community Foundation, contact Angie at 604-826-5322. ... See MoreSee Less
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