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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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

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...

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Foundation Office Moves

After many happy years of being tenants of the School District, the Mission Community Foundation has left Heritage Park School to make room for more classrooms.  While we have enjoyed our time with the schools, we understand the need and have moved out of the school...

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Beloved Benefactor Passes

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...

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How to Start A Foundation in 1987

On May 18, 2017 we held our 29th Annual General Meeting and as part of that meeting, Lynne Weisgerber spent a few minutes telling us how her husband John, became involved with the Mission Foundation. John started as real estate agent but he soon discovered that he was...

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Upcoming Events

Foundation Legacy Dinner – CANCELLED

Date: August 10, 2017 Mingling starts at 5:30 pm Dinner starts at 6:30 pm Location: Heritage Park Tennis Court Catering: Blackberry Kitchen Tickets: $70.00 per person (maximum of 125 tickets will be sold) Dress Code in Effect: Black, White and/or Purple Come join us...

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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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Great story and I believe the youngest picture I’ve seen of one of our founders, Albert McMahon.BLAST FROM THE PAST – Mission’s Memorable 40s
1948 Mission May Day Celebrations

On Monday May 24th, the Mission Elks and Royal Purple Lodges held their 27th annual “Empire Day celebration” which attracted “hundreds of people.” The festivities started with the “Elks’ Empire Day parade which started at 2p.m. from Horne Avenue, and proceeded by stages to the agricultural grounds [site of Leisure Centre today]” featuring elaborately decorated floats, cars and novelty bicycles and buggies piped by the Vancouver Glengarry Girls’ Pipe Band.

Following the official welcome by Norman S. Thompson, chairman of the Village of Mission Board of Commissions, the program of events commenced at the agricultural grounds with the crowning of the new May queen by the retiring one. This was followed by a varied program that featured exhibition boxing by the Hatzic Boxing Association, a “really exceptional exhibition of mat and spring board work” by the “boys from the OMI Indian School,” dancing by grades 3 and 5 students from Mission Central, and performances by the Mission Community Band and the Vancouver Glengarry Girls’ Pipe Band.

The celebrations continued into the evening. The Mission All Stars baseball team played the Vancouver Strand Taxi and won 4-1. A dance was held in the Canadian Legion Auditorium with music by the “High School Gloworms” and a “junior dance” in the Elks ’Hall from 7 to 9 pm.

Shown centre in the posted photograph (left to right) is retiring Queen Patsy Brown, master of ceremonies Albert McMahon, and newly crowned Queen Sharon Cliffe. In the foreground on the left is Mrs. Lilian Wells who presented gifts to the queens on behalf of the Royal Purple Lodge. If you or anyone you know provide the names of page boys in the photo, please message Archivist Val Billesberger. (SOURCE: Fraser Valley Record, May 20 and 27th, 1948)
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When you have a community that cares you are able to help students with their educational dreams.

A huge thank you to our benefactors who made this happen,our guest speakers who not only entertained but inspired us, our committee who worked tirelessly to select the winners and wrote the biographies for the readers, who also deserve a shout out for doing a fantastic job. And we can't forget the Clarke Theatre stage crew and ushers. The list of names and organizations is long and I can't thank you enough for all that you've done to make this evening a success.

As I said when we took the group photo, I'm not a photographer, so this isn't straight. However, it is in focus, only 2 people have their eyes closed and they're all smiling so i'm going to count that as a win. I'd like to get a straighter picture with everyone's eyes open, do you have a photo that you could share with us?
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Today's the day! IT's Scholarship Awards night.
Who's going to receive a free tuition? Why not come to the awards and find out? 7:00 PM at the Clarke Theatre.
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