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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

Mission Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Join us in welcoming Abe Neufeld and Sean Melia to the Mission Community Foundation Board of Directors. Abe joins us as the representative for Mission Community Services. He is a long-time resident with a rich history of service and volunteerism in the community and...

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Preserving our Past

In 2012, Shirley Walker decided to create a fund with Mission Community Foundation dedicated to the Mission Community Archives Centre.  The fund has been set up to automatically distribute funds in June using the interest monies earned from the fund capital of...

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Foundation Board Member Changes

In December, the board accepted the resignation of Lloyd McKimmon as the representative from Fraser Valley Regional District and we are currently awaiting a replacement from FVRD.  Although Lloyd was only with us for 2 years, we will miss his contributions to...

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Mission Animals Have Additional Funding Resources

Mission Community Foundation is pleased to advise that the Animal Welfare Fund is now ready for distribution.  The fund started by 5 ladies who love animals has been amended to allow for grants to any charitable organization in Mission who works with animals and their...

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Fund Facts: Calnek FundFamily and community, that’s what the Calnek Fund is all about. Don Calnek was the Treasurer for Mission Community Foundation for a number of years. Recruited by Bill Harris in the 1990’s, Don was voluntold into the position. Not that he minded, Don has a strong knowledge of fund accounting and his skills fit perfectly, he also has a strong sense of community and wanted to help us help others. Over the years, Don noticed the different type of scholarship funds that were created, noting that a number of them had specific career paths in mind. Recognizing that restricting career paths can restrict the fund, the family decided to make their fund open to any field of study at any accredited institution. Don & Elaine’s son Steve plays a major role in this fund as well. He helped contribute to the initial $10,000.00 endowment and we can always count on Steve if we need a top up to the fund to enable a scholarship on any given year. Since inception this fund has given scholarships to 8 children totaling $8000. If you are interested in helping a student further their educational dreams, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Marilyn McClinton Memorial Fund“A teacher is someone who takes your hand, opens your mind, and touches your heart”; this quote exemplified Marilyn McClinton. Marilyn was a teacher and her passions for reading and teaching touched many young lives in Manitoba, Alberta and BC. She pursued her career with the same passion and enthusiasm as she did with her other passions, hiking, skiing, running and photography. Marilyn even owned a bookstore for 15 years; furthering her teaching of young minds. When Marilyn passed in 2004 the teachers in Mission wanted to do something to memorialize her. They contacted Mission Community Foundation and requested our assistance in setting up the fund. Memorial donations flooded in and with assistance from Marilyn’s siblings the Marilyn McClinton Memorial Fund was ready for distribution in 2008.The fund is a scholarship fund for any student pursuing a career in teaching and since inception it has helped 10 students further their dreams of becoming an educator. Contributions to this fund are received frequently by Marilyn’s siblings. If you’d like to help a student become a teacher, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2021 Grads are winding down, most had their commencements last weekend. Due to COVID protocols Mission Community Foundation did not have a ceremony this year, instead we gave the awards to the schools to deliver. Our Benefactors, Board and Committee miss seeing your smiling faces. If you have a photo you'd like to share, please do so here or email Angie @ ... See MoreSee Less
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