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Community Granting Funds

About Community Granting Funds

Our community shares common interests and goals. With your help, together we can make a difference in Mission.

Each fund was created with a desire to assist people and organizations in need. Although there is a common goal, each fund has different objectives.

Builders Fund

Builders Fund

This fund was created to augment under-capitalized funds to reach a status where they can be self sustaining.

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Builders Fund

To augment undercapitalized funds to reach a status where they can be self sustaining.  To augment scholarships/bursaries when the income from a named fund does not produce sufficient funds for the same.  To act as a flow through vehicle within the Foundation.

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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Cliff & Marjorie Rock Family Fund

Cliff & Marjorie Rock Family Fund

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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Cliff & Marjorie Rock Family Fund

 A  fund developed to help charitable organizations succeed by providing grants for community projects.

The Rocks have always been involved with our community.  Cliff served with the Mission Kinsmen Club, Mission Memorial Hospital and Boy Scouts, and Marjorie with the Mission Kinettes Club.  They assist in the presentation and education of the Arts by providing the building the Mission Arts Council and Gallery currently occupy.

Upon retirement from pharmacy, the Rocks looked to the Mission Community Foundation to help them meet their philanthropic goals. They started three funds: Rock Family Food Fund which grants funding to organizations helping feed Mission residents; Rock Pharmacy Scholarship for students entering pharmaceutical education; and the Cliff & Marjorie Rock Fund, a community granting fund.

The Mission Community Foundation is honored to assist the Rock family meet their philanthropic goals and continues to provide funding for community groups well into the future through this endowment fund.

If you would like to assist community organizations, 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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Community Fund

Community Fund

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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Community Fund

Landing Page Image - Mission M PhotoThe Community Fund was established through the estate of Anne Emily Olund in 1995 as a granting fund to help Mission charitable organizations reach their goals.

Groups who have received community grants include:

  • Children’s groups: Big Brothers & Sisters, Mission Arts Council, Mission Literacy in Motion, Youth Unlimited;
  • Advocacy / Community groups: Fraser House, Friendship centre, Hope Central, Community Services, Mission Association for Community Living;
  • Senior groups: Lifetime learning and Mission Seniors Centre Association;
  • And the list goes on.

Since 1995 donations to this fund have helped charitable organizations provide valuable services to people in Mission.

If you would like to help charitable community organizations in Mission, please donate today!

Note: The Mission 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.

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G. W. (Bill) Harris Fund

G. W. (Bill) Harris Fund

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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G. W. (Bill) Harris Fund

This community fund was started by one of our founding fathers, Mr. G.W. (Bill) Harris, as a granting fund for charitable organizations who need extra funding for projects.

Mr. Harris started out his career as an accountant, but his love for his community and desire to make it better changed his direction.  In the early 1970’s Bill became involved in local politics and he was Mission’s mayor for three terms.  He was awarded the honour of Freeman of Mission in 1982.  In the late 1980’s Bill became one of the founding members of the Mission Community Foundation. He stated:

Becoming a founder in the Mission Foundation was my greatest contribution to the community”.

We are grateful to Mr. Harris and our other founding fathers for recognizing the need to build the Mission Community Foundation and realizing that together we can make a difference in our community.

It is the wish of the Mission Community Foundation to continue the work that the founders started.

If you would like to help charitable organizations in our community, 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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McPherson Family Community Fund

McPherson Family Community Fund

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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McPherson Family Community Fund

Landing Page Image - Mission M PhotoKC & Mindy McPherson believe in supporting Mission and started this fund in 2004 to provide grants to community organizations.

“This community has served us well and we believe we should give back.” ` K.C. McPherson

They recognize that our city has a number of organizations that struggle to provide programs/services and that without additional funding these programs could not exist.   Since inception the McPherson Family Fund has helped Mission Literacy in Motion, Big Brothers & Sisters, and Mission Arts Council and other organizations with grant monies to provide much needed programs.

If you’d like to help community organizations 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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Negrin Community Fund

Negrin Community Fund

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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Negrin Community Fund

This fund was started from the bequest from Atileo Negrin in June of 1999.

Atileo Negrin grew up on Nicomen Island helping his parents run the family dairy farm from a young age.  After selling the farm, Atileo worked at a local mill for several years before retiring to care for his parents.

His cousin, Nino, stated that although Atileo was not a member of any organized groups in the valley, he was passionate about Mission and wanted to support community projects through this fund.  Surviving family member, Emily Negrin, believes that Atileo would be pleased to see what grants from his fund have done to help the community groups in Mission.

Atileo’s friends and family regarded him as an institution who will be missed but never forgotten and through this fund, he never will be.

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Norma Kenney Fund

Norma Kenney Fund

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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Norma Kenney Fund

This fund was developed by the Heritage Park Association to keep Norma Kenney’s legacy alive and to support the Heritage Park Association.  When the Heritage Park Association dissolved in 2017, their Board decided to turn this fund into a Community Fund for special projects in Mission.

Norma walked the property that was the original site of St. Mary’s Residential School, which is now called Fraser River Heritage Park.  She had a vision of this site becoming a park where people could come to learn of those who settled this area and who gazed across the panorama.

Norma was a founding member of the Heritage Park Association in the early 1980’s.  She was a professional singer and performed with Mart Kenney and his Western Gentlemen.  Her volunteer activities included: Mission Arthritis Society, Mission Downtown Revitalization Committee, Fraser Valley Academy of Music Board and Fraser Valley College Board.  She was awarded Freeman status in 1979, Citizen of the Year in 1981, Friends of Heritage Certificate in 1985 and Pathfinders award in 1996.

If you would like to support community projects 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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Rotary Legacy Fund – Sunrise

Rotary Legacy Fund – Sunrise

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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Rotary Legacy Fund Sunrise

The Rotary Club has six key areas of focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution; Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water and Sanitation; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; and Economic and Community Development.

The Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise provided funding to assist with the application to form the Mission Community Foundation in 1987.  Over the years the Rotary Club has started a number of funds: Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary Fund; Rotary Literacy Endowment Fund; and Rotary Sustaining Scholars Fund.  With these funds, the Rotary Club of Mission has assisted the citizens of Mission through scholarships and grants.

In the fall of 2018 the Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise started the Rotary Legacy Fund for grants to support community projects.  This type of fund enables more granting opportunities for the Foundation and allows it to help more community groups succeed.

If you would like to help provide grants to community groups 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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