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Children, Youth & Senior Granting Funds

About Children, Youth & Seniors Granting Funds

These funds support vulnerable children and youth in our community. Our seniors funds help enrich the lives of seniors.

Your donation can support the needs of these groups in our community.

Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary Fund

Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary Fund

Providing grants to children of special circumstances and therefore in need of help.

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Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary Fund

This 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.  This Fund is dedicated to providing funding for children within the District 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.

If you would like to help children succeed, 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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Bill and Linda Clark Sports Fund

Bill and Linda Clark Sports Fund

This fund was created for children in grades K to 12, to provide funding for equipment and coaching upgrades (excluding wages) for minor boys and girls sports in Mission.

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Bill and Linda Clark Sports Fund

Bill & Linda Clark are long time Mission residents who have been involved in our community in various ways.   Linda worked as an advertising sales and marketing representative for the Mission Record and Bill was a realtor for more than 30 years.

Bill also played on the UBC Thunderbirds Volleyball team that took the Canadian University (CIAU) title in 1967.  This earned them a spot in the 1967 World Student Games in Tokyo.  It was in Tokyo that the team helped change the game in Canada and in 2002 the team was inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.  In 2018 the team, including Bill and three other teammates from Mission, were recognized as pioneers in the sport when they were inducted into the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame.

Linda’s hobbies are of an artistic nature.  She’s an accomplished actor, singer, an artist, loves to enjoy Mother Nature whenever possible, and volunteers at the Clarke Theatre.   Linda joined the Mission Community Foundation Board of Directors in 2017 and through her work on the Board saw a need for a sporting fund.  With her husband’s affinity for sports, it made sense to create a fund that would assist young children in finding healthy alternatives to video games and boredom.

This fund was created for children in grades K to 12, to provide funding for equipment and coaching upgrades (excluding wages) for minor boys and girls sports in Mission.

If you’d like to help to provide equipment and trained coaching for minor sports, 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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Friends of the Library Fund

Friends of the Library Fund

Provides annual funding to the Friends of the Library to purchase equipment for the Mission Library.

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Friends of the Library Fund

The Friends of the Library Fund was created in 1994 with a generous donation from Vic Hollister, an active member of the Friends of the Library, a volunteer group which supports the Mission library.

This fund distributes monies each year to the Friends of the Library group. The money allows the group to purchase books and furnishings for the Mission Library.

Through activities such as book sales and Quiz Night, Friends of the Library is able to not only provide funding for books and furnishings but also supports Literacy in Motion and the library’s Summer Reading Club. The group also volunteers for activities hosted by the library.

 If you would like to support literacy and the Mission Library, please 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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G. W. Cooke High Achievement Awards

G. W. Cooke High Achievement Awards

This dedicated fund provides awards to middle school children excelling Math and Science who also demonstrate friendship and kindness.

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G. W. Cooke High Achievement Awards

GW Cooke FundThe George Willoughby Cooke Fund was established in 1992 by Bill and Shirley Walker.  Its purpose is to recognize grades 7, 8 and 9 student achievement in Math and Science, as well as displaying kindness in their interactions with others. Recognition medallions are provided to the students.

Mr. Cooke and his wife, Marjory, were residents of Mission for many years.  During his lengthy friendship with Bill and Shirley Walker, Mr. Cooke extended many kindnesses to them.  As an honour to his name and in remembrance of his friendship and generosity, Mr. and Mrs. Walker established this fund to share with others the type of kindness Mr. Cooke shared with them.

If you would like to recognize middle school achievements, 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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John M. Green Swim Fund

John M. Green Swim Fund

Providing free swim lessons to children up to the age of 17 who are from lower income families in Mission BC.

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John M. Green Swim Fund

John Green grew up in Mission and has a passion for swimming.  He believes that every child who wants to, should have the opportunity to learn how to swim. Although John now resides in Vancouver, he wants to give back to the community he grew up in. It is because of this that he decided to start the John M Green Swim Fund.

The purpose of this fund is to enable children / youth, whose parents/guardians would not be able to afford lessons, the ability to attend swim lessons free of charge up to and including the age of 17 years.  Children / youth will be able to attend multiple swim lesson sessions providing they attend a minimum of 80% of the scheduled lessons.

Details on funding prerequisites and application form are located here.

If you would like to help a child learn how to swim, 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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Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund

Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund

This fund provides grants to the Mission Seniors Centre Association.

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Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund

Marilyn Boswyk was instrumental in starting all the Boswyk funds with Mission Community Foundation and her dedication to our community shows in the funds she created for education, arts and seniors.  We are honored to be entrusted with her funds and will carry her passion for our community forward for years to come.

Marilyn was well known in the community as a realtor and newsperson. She along with husband Fenmo and children Lorraine and Dirk believe in supporting our community.  Marilyn was a strong supporter of Mission and the Mission Community Foundation, she chose to leave her legacy by becoming a very generous benefactor choosing to focus on Mission Seniors and the desire to contribute to the future building of a new Seniors Centre in Mission. The fund known as the Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund will also contribute annually without grant applications to the seniors activity centre to assist in the daily running of the facility.

We are grateful to receive funding from the Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund as it has enabled the continuation and growth of programs in the Mission Seniors Centre Association.” ~ Bob Ingram, Former MSCA board member.

 If you’d like to help keep the seniors centre open, donate to this fund today!

 

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Mission Lifetime Learning Association Fund

Mission Lifetime Learning Association Fund

This dedicated fund provides annual monies to the Lifetime Learning Association to provide programs for seniors.

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Mission Lifetime Learning Association Fund

The Lifetime Learning Centre Society fund was created in 1993 by the Lifetime Learning Centre Board of Directors. They saw the need for future funding and wished to have a perpetual fund to generate monies annually.

Seniors have a lot to offer our community and the Mission Community Foundation supports them through this dedicated fund.

The Lifetime Learning Centre keeps seniors active and engaged.  Disbursements from this fund help the Centre plan programs throughout the year.

If you would like to help to grow this fund, 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 Youth Centre Fund – MY House

Mission Youth Centre Fund – MY House

This dedicated fund provides monies annually to the Mission Youth House.

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Mission Youth Centre Fund – MY House

Vic & Hilda Hollister established the Youth Centre fund in 1991 to support Mission youth. Since this fund was established, Mission Community Services Society opened Mission Youth (MY) House and this fund is now dedicated to supporting at risk youth using this facility thru annual disbursals.

Youth who do not have support networks can use MY House which provides showers, food, medical care, and access to other services in our community.

If you want to help Mission at risk youth succeed, please 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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Rotary Club – Literacy Endowment

Rotary Club – Literacy Endowment

To provide grants to community organizations that promote Literacy in Mission.

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Rotary Club – Literacy Endowment

The goal of Rotary Clubs worldwide is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

“Literacy is how people get things done.” – Elspeth Bowers

Rotary Clubs around the world have provided funding for educational literacy by opening schools, teaching adults to read and using alternate teaching methods for English as a Second Language students.

“When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime.  It ripples through the community, one by one.”  – Mark Wilson

The Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise started this fund in 2011 to help increase literacy locally. This fund provides grants to local charity programs to help young and mature students learn to read. The Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise continues the worldwide objective of literacy and empowering people to succeed.

If you would like to help someone learn to read, 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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