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Health, Wellness & Social Issues Granting Funds

About Health, Wellness & Social Issues 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.

Beaton Patience Drug & Alcohol Prevention Fund

Beaton Patience Drug & Alcohol Prevention Fund

Provides grants to Dry Grad committee’s to assist in planning safe ways for students to celebrate graduation.

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Beaton Patience Drug & Alcohol Prevention Fund

Beaton Patience Fund ImageMonies from this fund are used to provide grants to groups like Mission Senior Secondary’s Dry Grad committee to assist in planning safe ways for students to celebrate.

Beaton’s concern about the growing drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in our youth led him to create this fund in 1998.  He felt that prevention was the easiest and most satisfactory solution to abuse and addiction.

Beaton Patience was a military man, who served in the RCAF for 26 years before retiring to Mission to become a honey producer.  He was active with Big Brothers, Red Cross, Heart & Stroke Fund, Arthritis Society, CNIB and the Salvation Army.

If you would like to help our graduating students celebrate safely, 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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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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Caring Fund – Social Issues

Caring Fund – Social Issues

Provides grants to groups that support people in developing or maintaining life skills as well as giving a helping hand in a time of need.

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Caring Fund – Social Issues

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

Long-time residents involved in healthcare who also have a passion for the arts, our benefactors 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 in developing or maintaining life skills as well as giving 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 the Arts and Culture 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, 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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CrimeStoppers Perpetual Fund

CrimeStoppers Perpetual Fund

Provides grants to Dry Grad committee’s to assist in planning safe ways for students to celebrate graduation.

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CrimeStoppers Perpetual Fund

The CrimeStoppers Perpetual Fund was created in 2006 when the Central Fraser Valley CrimeStoppers Branch was closed.  Monies from the branch were donated to the Mission Community Foundation with the express purpose of meeting the goals and objectives of CrimeStoppers in Abbotsford and Mission.

Interest earned from this fund has been used to help Dry Grad committees provide healthy graduation celebration activities.  It has also been used to support groups in crime prevention through training and promotional materials.

If you’d like to support 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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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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James Patty Special Needs Fund

James Patty Special Needs Fund

This bursary is given to any student who has special needs and has shown consistent effort to perform to the best of his/her ability.

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James Patty Special Needs Fund (2-082)

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This fund was created in memory of James Patty by his sister Carolyn Kjersem as a way toprovide financial support for mentally challenged youth and adults who reside within the Fraser Valley. Preference will be given to the residents of the Mission District. Consideration will also include any secondary handicaps of a physical, social, and emotional nature.

 Bursaries may be given to any special needs student, trainee, employee, or volunteer who has shown consistent effort to perform to the best of his Iher ability. Bursaries are to be used to foster community involvement, enjoyment, and independence . They may also be used to fund the training and education of individuals whose interests I efforts are in assisting the mentally challenged to realize their full potential.

 Grants may be given to charitable organizations working with mentally challenged individuals and groups to improve their quality of life. The purpose of such grants is to enable those persons to function in a meaningful and productive way and to enjoy the activities and events of an inclusive community.

 Interest accrued in this fund may also be used to assist in the funding of free music at the Twilight Concert Series in Heritage- Park with consideration given to the attendance of ‘special needs’ individuals Igroups.

 In memory of James Patty and Friends this fund will eventually sponsor one evening each summer of special entertainment as a token of his appreciation for the many musical, magical, evenings enjoyed at this community park.

 If you would like to help a challenged person 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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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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Jonson Bequest Fund

Jonson Bequest Fund

To provide grants to organizations preventing alcohol and drug abuse, or training for dance and gymnastics.

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Jonson Bequest Fund

Marta Jonson immigrated to Canada, married Axel Jonson and after the flood of 1949 they settled in the Dewdney area.

As a young girl in Finland, Marta was a top gymnast in school.  To remain fit, she took up ballet as an adult. Marta was also affected by substance abuse through others in her life.

Marta bequeathed part of her estate to the Mission Community Foundation.  This bequest came without stipulation and the Board at that time determined the fund would be utilized to provide assistance for drug and alcohol abuse in Mission and for the study in gymnastics or dance.  Monies from this fund have traditionally been used to provide grants for substance abuse prevention programs.

If you would like to help support the organizations in Mission working with substance abuse, 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 2014 BC Winter Games Legacy Fund

Mission 2014 BC Winter Games Legacy Fund

This legacy fund was designed to provide grants for sports infrastructure and for the development of athletes and coaches in Mission.

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Mission 2014 BC Winter Games Legacy Fund

The Mission 2014 BC Winter Games were hugely successful.  The legacy of the Games provides financial assistance to Mission’s amateur athletes and coaches.

Each Games leave behind monies that provide a ‘Legacy’ in host communities to provide lasting positive impact.  Much of the Legacy funding was donated to the Mission Community Foundation to support local amateur sports. Mission’s athletes and coaches aim for success, and perhaps future competitive involvement in BC Winter or Summer Games and beyond, hoping to eventually compete on the national and world stage.

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Mission Hospice Society Endowment Fund

Mission Hospice Society Endowment Fund

This dedicated fund provides annual monies to the Mission Hospice Society for training and programs.

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Mission Hospice Society Endowment Fund

End of life care is sometimes challenging and the Mission Hospice society is there to assist Mission residents in their time of need.  All monies from these funds are directed without grant application annually to the Hospice to help defray their program costs. Your donation ensures they can continue to provide this much needed support.

The Mission Hospice is run by volunteers and training them is key to assisting patients in their time of need.  This fund, started by Vic & Hilda Hollister, was set up to offset the cost of training new volunteers.  Training is provided annually and while this fund can defray the costs, it does not cover it all.

You can help us help them by donating 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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Rock Family Food Program

Rock Family Food Program

To provide monies for the purchase of food to registered charities in Mission BC.

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Rock Family Food Program

This fund was developed to provide grants to Mission charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in our community.

Upon his 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 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.

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 help provide food to those in need, 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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Rock Family Hospice Fund

Rock Family Hospice Fund

This fund provides annual monies to the Mission Hospice Society for training and programs.

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Rock Family Hospice Fund

Rock HOSPICE Fund ImageEnd of life care is sometimes challenging and the Mission Hospice society is there to assist Mission residents in their time of need.  All monies from these funds are directed without grant application annually to the Hospice to help defray their program costs. Your donation ensures they can continue to provide this much needed support.

Mr. Rock was a local pharmacist who cared about the health of Mission residents and his family started this fund to augment programs and defray costs for running them.

You can help us help them by donating 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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