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.
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Welcome to the Mission Community Foundation website

The Mission Community Foundation is an incorporated, non-profit society guided by a local independent Board of Directors. The Foundation holds and administers private resources entrusted to it for the common good of the community of Mission. The Foundation is non-political and non-partisan and is a registered charity under the Canadian Income Tax Act.

People who give to the Mission Foundation care deeply about their community and their city. The Foundation respects and understands this level of care. Its Board of Directors accepts gifts and bequests in confidence and professionally manages them so the earnings on the ever growing, invested capital work in perpetuity for the betterment of Mission. The Mission Foundation embodies a simple concept People working together can make a difference for Mission! The Foundation’s Board of Directors believes that charitable funds, invested over time will grow and will continue to impact long after the original gift is made.

 

Latest News from the Mission Community Foundation

Hope for the Future

As the province prepares for another provincial election and the citizens debate which party will be the most beneficial to the development and sustainability of British Columbia it is time to reflect on the accomplishments of the Mission Community Foundation as well...

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Spring Has Sprung

Yesterday was the first day of spring for 2017 and while we are all anxiously awaiting warmer and sunnier weather, we are happy that we have finally turned the corner from this long and unusual winter. This year marks the 30th anniversary for the Foundation,...

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New Board Members and Committee Chairs

As you know, we had three members retire from our board in 2016.  Please now, join us in welcoming our new board members Linda Clark, Jim Shaw and Candie Thorne.   Linda comes to us with a background in marketing and advertising, Jim is known to anyone who has ever...

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Farewell to Our Retiring Board Members

As we start 2017 we must sadly say goodbye to three individuals who have served on our Board of Directors for the last eight years. Gina McMahon has been involved with the Foundation in a roundabout way since its inception; her father, Albert McMahon, was a founding...

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Upcoming Events

Final Grant Cycle of 2016 cut off

November 1, 2016 If you have a charitable registration number and a project that needs financial assistance, consider applying with the Mission Community Foundation for a Grant.  Details on who can apply and how to apply can be found on our Grant Applications page. ...

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Scholarship Application cut off

February 23, 2017 Graduating students who live in Mission and surrounding area can apply for Scholarships and Bursaries from the Mission Community Foundation.  Thanks to generous benefactors we have funding available for all areas of study in multiple educational...

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Grant Cycle 1

March 1, 2017 If you have a charitable registration number and a project that needs financial assistance, consider applying with the Mission Community Foundation for a Grant.  Details on who can apply and how to apply can be found on our Grant Applications page. ...

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Scholarship Application Interviews

April 4 – 6, 2017 As part of the application process for scholarships and bursaries, the Mission Community Foundation conducts interviews with the students.  These interviews cover their basic educational background and knowledge, world and local knowledge, future...

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Mission Literacy in Motion is in need of tutor volunteers. Attached is poster indicating training dates. This group does good work for our community and the foundation is a big supporter of their activities. If you could help, they will be extremely grateful. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mission Community Foundation has a new fund
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 a new Endowment Fund. Long-time residents of Mission and deeply involved in community activities, they saw a need for support in the Humanities and the “Caring Fund” was created and is ready for distribution in 2018.

The Caring Fund is a granting fund that will provide grants to organizations that are involved in the care of the residents of Mission in need. If we do not receive applications for that purpose, there is a secondary option to assist in initiatives or projects that contribute to the arts, culture or heritage of Mission.

This is an open endowment fund. Any monies donated to this fund are added to the capital of the fund thus increasing the interest earned that will then be available for distribution.

We encourage you to contribute to this fund or to one of our other existing funds or to start your own.

To find out how, contact our Executive Director, Angie Hetlinger, at 604.826.5322 or email info@missioncommunityfoundation.org. She will be happy to provide you with details and assist you in contributing to a fund that speaks to your heart.
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Today we kick off a 3 week fundraising campaign to help Mission Youth House (AKA: MY House). Sadly we have a number of children right here in Mission that are homeless. Causes for this vary but the need doesn't . If everyone donated $10 we could have a huge impact.
Online donations at www.missioncommunityfoundation.org. Also drop off donation points are established at Mission Credit Unions and Rex Cox Men's Wear.
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