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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

Fund Facts: Public Art Endowment Fund

What do you get when you have a room full of community leaders interested in the arts?   The start of a new fund dedicated to the arts is what you get.  In 2010 the Public Art Endowment Fund was created with 1 specific goal. “to provide funds to support public art...

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Fund Facts: Paula Chmilar Fund

The sudden passing of a loved one is never easy and the passing of one that was loved by a very large community is compounded by all affected.  In 2006 Paula took her last breath and the community decided that her memory needed to be preserved.  Donations started to...

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Fund Facts: Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary Fund

This Fund was established in 1989 by the Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise as a memorial to Albert McMahon. Mr. McMahon was one of the first members to join the Mission Rotary Club and he helped steward the growth of the Club in the early days. A quiet philanthropist,...

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Fund Facts: Mission Granite Club Fund

Curling, Canada’s other national sport. The Mission Granite club started in 1953 and has many leagues for juniors, seniors, ladies, mens and mixed teams. In 2009 the Granite club began this dual-purpose fund with a primary purpose to provide scholarships to Mission...

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2021-10-26 Fund Facts: Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Legacy FundMission Community Foundation and the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce have been associated since the Foundation started. 34 years later, they are still supporting the Foundation through funding and membership. Truth be told, they’re written into our Articles of Incorporation as a board member requirement. The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) has been the voice for business in the region since it was founded in 1893. The Chamber advocates on behalf of its membership to municipal, provincial and federal governments, while supporting entrepreneurs to achieve success in business. The MRCC believes that by supporting the business and not-for-profit community, and fostering a thriving business environment, it will help ensure Mission’s economic sustainability is ensured. The MRCC Business Legacy Fund is to be awarded to a Mission Secondary School graduate pursuing post-secondary education. The ideal applicant would show an interest in business studies and demonstrate problem-solving, critical thinking, and leadership skills.This fund was created in 2010 and has provided 7 students with a total of $7,000 in scholarships. If you would like to help a student study Business, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Public Art Endowment FundWhat do you get when you have a room full of community leaders interested in the arts? The start of a new fund dedicated to the arts is what you get. In 2010 the Public Art Endowment Fund was created with 1 specific goal.“to provide funds to support public art which is accessible, has aesthetic qualities, reflects the values and beliefs of the community and celebrates our rich heritage”The benefactors wanted to promote all forms of culture including arts, multiculturalism, heritage resources and cultural activities as practices and preserved in the community. This art will reflect the beliefs, experiences and creative aspirations of the people who reside within Mission, British Columbia.Artwork can be permanent, integrated, portable, community or performance art and grants from this fund can comprise up to 60% of the overall budget for the artwork being created. Although the Foundation was not approached for this project, the attached photo is an example of art that would be considered. Your contribution to this endowment fund will ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to create and display their artistic interpretations of our rich culture. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Paula Chmilar FundThe sudden passing of a loved one is never easy and the passing of one that was loved by a very large community is compounded by all affected. In 2006 Paula took her last breath and the community decided that her memory needed to be preserved. Donations started to arrive at her service and within 6 months there was enough to start the fund. Paula was a teacher through and through, always enforcing critical thinking and confidence in her students. She loved literacy, and believed all children should learn to read & write. Her family wanted to ensure that love was passed on to future generations and as such they designed the fund to support students entering post-secondary training in a program leading to a career in which reading and writing can make a difference in the world. This includes careers in teaching, creative writing, journalism, scholarly research and literacy programs. Since inception this fund has helped 9 students with a total of $5,500 in awards. If you would like to help a student with their literary career, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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