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Arts, Culture & Heritage Granting Funds

About Arts, Culture & Heritage Granting Funds

A healthy community is a strong community and everyone should have access to safe and healthy homes, physical activity, and nutrition. Donating to these funds enables others to have the opportunity for a better life.

Caring Fund – Arts

Caring Fund – Arts

When you see people in need and have the ability to help, you do.

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Caring Fund – Arts

When you see people in need and have the ability to help, you do.

Our benefactors, long-time Mission residents involved in healthcare, who have a passion for the arts, want to ensure there is a vehicle in place to help organizations that help people in need.

The primary goal of this fund is to provide grants for programs and projects to groups that support people and lend a helping hand in a time of need.  Organizations such as:

  • St. Joseph’s Food Bank
  • Mission Food Bank (MCSS)
  • Sara House for Women
  • Mission Youth House (MCSS)
  • Rivendell (MCSS)
  • Haven in the Hollow (MCSS)
  • Mission Association for Community Living
  • Fraser House

If there are no grant applications for Caring projects, this fund is also set up to provide funding for the development and creation of Arts and Culture projects in Mission.

Whether its Caring organizations or Arts and Culture organizations, their budgets are never big enough to cover the need and this fund is set up to help them.  When you give to this fund, your dollars will continue to give forever and you can have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped people in Mission.

If you want to help people in need, contribute today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

 Note: The Mission Community Foundation requires your mailing address to process donations and to issue tax receipts.  Please check the box on the PayPal screen to share your mailing address with us; for E-transfers, please provide details in “Message” box.

 

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Derrough Fund

Derrough Fund

Providing grants for musical equipment and sheet music to registered charities as well as scholarships to students studying music.

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Derrough Fund

Dennis and Joan Derrough love music, this is evident weekly as they attend all the Concerts in the Park during the summer.

Their fund is designed to help schools and organizations purchase equipment and sheet music, and for the last few years has been used to add to the School District’s music departments by purchasing hand bells and percussion instruments.

When not used for equipment, this fund has a secondary purpose of providing scholarships to students studying music.

Edwin S Richards Arts Based Curriculum School is grateful for the support it has received from the Mission Community Foundation. In particular, a grant from the Derrough Fund has enabled the school to share its music with the local community through the purchase of 30 music stands. This has made it possible for our tone chime and hand bell choir to perform outside the school. In addition, the purchase of music stands has allowed the school to add a beginner band class to its comprehensive music program. ` Sharon Widdows, principal

If you would like to support music in our schools, donate today.

(Photo courtesy of: Ellen Nguyen of What’s on Magazine)

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

 Note: The Mission Community Foundation requires your mailing address to process donations and to issue tax receipts.  Please check the box on the PayPal screen to share your mailing address with us; for E-transfers, please provide details in “Message” box.

 

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Fenmo Boswyk Music Fund

Fenmo Boswyk Music Fund

Providing grants to purchase musical equipment, arrangements and compositions for organizations in Mission BC.

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Fenmo Boswyk Music Fund

This fund is a dual purpose fund providing scholarships and grants focusing on music in our community.

Fenmo’s love of music was legendary. He played with Mart Kenney on occasion and was a self taught, gifted musician, playing piano mostly by ear.  Wanting everyone to have an opportunity to play and listen to music, he generously donated a baby grand piano to the Clarke Foundation Theatre and it is enjoyed today by entertainers and students alike.

His wife Marilyn wanted to continue Fenmo’s legacy for his love of music. Marilyn donated to the Mission Community Foundation in his name to support students and organizations with scholarships and grants that focus on music.

If you want to help students and organizations focus on music, donate to this fund today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

 Note: The Mission Community Foundation requires your mailing address to process donations and to issue tax receipts.  Please check the box on the PayPal screen to share your mailing address with us; for E-transfers, please provide details in “Message” box.

 

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Glen Kask Theatrical Legacy Fund

Glen Kask Theatrical Legacy Fund

To provide grants to community groups to assist in the production of theatrical events.

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Glen Kask Theatrical Legacy Fund

Glen has been involved in entertainment industry most of his life. Working as a broadcaster, newspaper man, photographer and writer, he has been fortunate to experience many live arts venues.

”Establishing the fund with the Mission Community Foundation was my way of giving back to the artistic community some of what they had given me over the years.  I could never have afforded to buy tickets to all the events for which I received complimentary tickets so this fund is intended to help those groups that were a help to me in my work”.

Glen has advised local youth groups to apply for funding for their theatrical productions and since then, the fund has supported groups such as Youth Unlimited – Jester’s Theatre in their annual productions.   

The Mission Community Foundation has been a backbone of support for our costuming department over the last several years.  Each year at our shows, we hear rave reviews from both our participants and their parents and also from audience members, ‘What amazing costumes’.  Every year we see the students put on their costumes and become someone new, someone confident and we are amazed to see how far they have come.  Many of our students struggle with rejection, anxiety and learning challenges.  We are thrilled to see them grow to the point where they are able to mentor ones younger than themselves to overcome in the face of adversity, and to be a good friend.  These students have found a place where they belong and thrive.
Our deepest gratitude goes out to the Mission Community Foundation through the Glen Kask Fund for making this possible.”
~ Sharon Wiebe, Artistic Director – Jesters Theatre (Youth Unlimited)

If you want to help youth find a safe avenue of expression, contribute today.

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

 Note: The Mission Community Foundation requires your mailing address to process donations and to issue tax receipts.  Please check the box on the PayPal screen to share your mailing address with us; for E-transfers, please provide details in “Message” box.

 

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James Muir Family Fund

James Muir Family Fund

To provide grants for the Mission Hospice Society or it’s successor.

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James Muir Family Fund

Rock HOSPICE Fund ImageJames Muir Jr started this fund in memory of his parents who were very involved with our community.

James Sr moved to Canada in 1910 and worked for CIBC in a number of towns before settling in Mission.  James Jr followed his dad’s footsteps and was a banker for 22 years as well as a recreational pilot.  In 1976 he received a license to operate Klahanie Air, a charter float plane business and he left banking.

In 2013 after hearing about what the Mission Community Foundation has done for our community, James Jr started this fund.  He started the fund with a nominal amount and has willed his home to the Foundation upon his passing.  The funds primary goal is to assist the Mission Hospice society through granting of projects.

If you would like to help the Mission Hospice Society, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

 Note: The Mission Community Foundation requires your mailing address to process donations and to issue tax receipts.  Please check the box on the PayPal screen to share your mailing address with us; for E-transfers, please provide details in “Message” box.

 

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Mission District Historical Society Archives

Mission District Historical Society Archives

This dedicated fund provides annual monies to the Mission District Historical Archives Society for the purchase of archival equipment.

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Mission District Historical Society Archives

Mission dist ARCHIVES fundMission’s heritage is preserved by the Mission District Historical Archives Centre.

This fund was created by long-time Mission resident, Shirley Walker, who had a passion for history.  She researched her family history and published a book “From Sailing Ships to Spitfires.”  It was through this research that she decided to start this fund to help support the Mission Archives.

The Mission District Historical Society is dedicated to preserving Mission’s past by archiving its history.  Whether you want to find out about Mission’s local flower, the Caitlyn, or that Mission was once the Soap Box Derby and Strawberry capital of the world, you will find the answers at the Mission Archives.

This fund distributes monies annually to assist in purchasing archival materials.

If you believe preserving Mission’s history is important, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

 Note: The Mission Community Foundation requires your mailing address to process donations and to issue tax receipts.  Please check the box on the PayPal screen to share your mailing address with us; for E-transfers, please provide details in “Message” box.

 

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Public Art Endowment Fund

Public Art Endowment Fund

To provide funds to support public art which is accessible, has aesthetic qualities, reflects the values and beliefs of the community and celebrates our rich heritage.

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Public Art Endowment Fund

What do you get when you have a room full of community leaders interested in the arts?   The start of a new fund dedicated to the arts is what you get.  In 2010 the Public Art Endowment Fund was created with 1 specific goal.

Landing Page Image - Mission M Photo“to provide funds to support public art which is accessible, has aesthetic qualities, reflects the values and beliefs of the community and celebrates our rich heritage”

The benefactors wanted to promote all forms of culture including arts, multiculturalism, heritage resources and cultural activities as practices and preserved in the community.  This art will reflect the beliefs, experiences and creative aspirations of the people who reside within Mission, British Columbia.

Artwork can be permanent, integrated, portable, community or performance art and grants from this fund can comprise up to 60% of the overall budget for the artwork being created.

Your contribution to this endowment fund will ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to create and display their artistic interpretations of our rich culture.

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

 Note: The Mission Community Foundation requires your mailing address to process donations and to issue tax receipts.  Please check the box on the PayPal screen to share your mailing address with us; for E-transfers, please provide details in “Message” box.

 

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Reel on the River Fund

Reel on the River Fund

To provide support to registered charities dedicated to furthering arts in Mission.

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Reel on the River Fund

The REEL on the RIVER Fund is a granting fund that was created in 2012 with the goal of supporting the arts in Mission.

A group of Mission women interested in showing independent, Canadian and foreign films in Mission started Reel on the River film series in the fall of 2008. This was done with the assistance of Film Circuit and the Toronto International Film Festival. Their idea was to show films that would not normally be brought in to the local theatre. Their goal was not to make a profit but to be sure to cover their costs. After each series there is always a small amount of money left over. They decided that by using that money to create a fund with Mission Community Foundation, their legacy of supporting art, in this case film, in Mission would continue for years to come.

The grants from this fund have been used to support groups like Kids Art in the Park through the Mission Arts Council and the Jesters Theatre.

If you would like to support the arts in Mission, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

 Note: The Mission Community Foundation requires your mailing address to process donations and to issue tax receipts.  Please check the box on the PayPal screen to share your mailing address with us; for E-transfers, please provide details in “Message” box.

 

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