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

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...

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...

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.

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