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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

GW Cooke Awards Announced

GW Cooke Awards Announced

On Thursday, June 9th, 2016, the Mission Community Foundation held their annual G.W. Cooke awards presentation at the Clarke Theatre. The award, created by Bill & Shirley Walker to recognize their dear friend, is intended to honour individual achievement in math and...

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Scholarship and Bursary Awards Night

Scholarship and Bursary Awards Night

On May 11, 2016, the Mission Community Foundation hosted their annual Bursary & Scholarship awards night at the Clarke Theatre. The Foundation has been giving these awards since 1988 and this marks our 28th year of assisting graduating students with funding to further...

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Fund Facts: Albert McMahon Memorial FundAlbert McMahon was one of the founders of Mission Community Foundation. He was known in our community as a great supporter of youth, sponsoring many sporting groups and organizations. Albert was involved with the Dewdney-Alouette Regional District, Fraser Valley College, Mission Tree Farm, Mission Golf & Country Club, Mission City & District Board of Trade. He was a Mason and a member of the Mission Rotary Sunrise Club and recipient of the Paul Harris award.Generous with funding by providing scholarships to deserving students since 1954; he also donated 10 acres of land for a new school that bears his name. Albert was awarded Freeman of Mission status and the first Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award. “I love this community so much,” he says, “ ‘til my last breath I’m going to keep trying to help whenever I can” This fund was created by Albert’s daughter, Gina, who loved her father very much and wanted to keep his legacy going. This scholarship fund is dedicated to students pursuing careers in forestry related trades or professions, with a preference given to candidates with a strong record of volunteerism or community involvement. Since inception this fund has provided a total of $13,000.00 in scholarships to 13 students. If you would like to support a student studying forestry trades or professions, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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There is never enough funding to meet the need. Consider donating today. ... See MoreSee Less
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For any charity in Mission that may not have checked our website. Mission Community Foundations first grant cycle deadline is Saturday May 1, 2021. Application form is available on our website at: www.missioncommunityfoundation.org/grants-awards/grants/ (3rd tab on page). ... See MoreSee Less
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