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. Learn More

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

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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Seasons Greetings from the Board

As we approach the Holiday Season, it often gives us an opportunity to think and reflect on the past year and look forward to the challenges of the New Year. I’d like to thank all of our Benefactors, Board Members, Committee Members, other volunteers, as well as our...

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The Spirit of Giving

As we are heading to the season of giving it seems appropriate to speak about our benefactors.  This month I will be focusing on Mr.  & Mrs. Bill & Shirley Walker. Mr. Walker was a founding member of our Foundation, he along with 3 other gentlemen found merit...

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Upcoming Events

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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MissionFest 2017

August 12, 2017, 10:00am - August 12, 2017, 4:00pm

Missionfest 2017 is happening Saturday August 12th from 10-4... it's going to be HUGE!!! From 3 story Inflatables, Zipline, Craft Beer, Music, Dance Stage, Train Rides, Mountain Bike Demo, Amazing Bal...

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It is with great sadness that we share this news. On Monday, July 3, 2017 Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo passed away in her home.

Claire was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 1954. She became a teacher in 1964 and spent over 30 years teaching the youth of Mission. Recognized for her dedication, she won the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal, the Rotary Club Distinguished Service award and recently she became a Freeman of the City of Mission.

Claire was also a benefactor at the Mission Community Foundation creating a scholarship for future teachers and/or nurses. Her goal was to ensure that at least one student could receive her award annually and if there weren’t enough monies in the fund on a particular year, she would simply top it up.
Her generosity did not stop with the Foundation. Claire believed that good health was also important and as such was a supporter of the Mission Memorial Hospital. She has the honor of holding Sapphire status on their remembrance wall.

Claire genuinely cared about the people in her life and continued to follow the lives of her students after they left her charge. Despite ill health, she always wore a smile. All who knew her will miss her.

Good-bye good friend, keep a watchful eye out for us.

Anyone wishing to share stories about Miss Clemo, please feel free to comment.

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