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.


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

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...

Foundation Office Moves

After many happy years of being tenants of the School District, the Mission Community Foundation has left Heritage Park School to make room for more classrooms.  While we have enjoyed our time with the schools, we understand the need and have moved out of the school...

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.

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.

Foundation Legacy Dinner – CANCELLED

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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Mission Literacy in Motion is in need of tutor volunteers. Attached is poster indicating training dates. This group does good work for our community and the foundation is a big supporter of their activities. If you could help, they will be extremely grateful. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mission Community Foundation has a new fund
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 a new Endowment Fund. Long-time residents of Mission and deeply involved in community activities, they saw a need for support in the Humanities and the “Caring Fund” was created and is ready for distribution in 2018.

The Caring Fund is a granting fund that will provide grants to organizations that are involved in the care of the residents of Mission in need. If we do not receive applications for that purpose, there is a secondary option to assist in initiatives or projects that contribute to the arts, culture or heritage of Mission.

This is an open endowment fund. Any monies donated to this fund are added to the capital of the fund thus increasing the interest earned that will then be available for distribution.

We encourage you to contribute to this fund or to one of our other existing funds or to start your own.

To find out how, contact our Executive Director, Angie Hetlinger, at 604.826.5322 or email info@missioncommunityfoundation.org. She will be happy to provide you with details and assist you in contributing to a fund that speaks to your heart.
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Today we kick off a 3 week fundraising campaign to help Mission Youth House (AKA: MY House). Sadly we have a number of children right here in Mission that are homeless. Causes for this vary but the need doesn't . If everyone donated $10 we could have a huge impact.
Online donations at www.missioncommunityfoundation.org. Also drop off donation points are established at Mission Credit Unions and Rex Cox Men's Wear.
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