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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.


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Fund Facts: LeDuc Bursaries

This Fund was started by Phillip and his mother Edith in 2002. Phillip was a millwright by trade working on the big machines in pulp. His parents lived on Denman Island and owned an oyster farm and moved to Mission due to ill health. Edith followed her husband to many...

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Fund Facts: Derrough Fund

Dennis and Joan Derrough love music, this was evident weekly as they attended all the Concerts in the Park during the summer. Their fund is designed to help schools and organizations purchase equipment and sheet music, and for the last few years has been used to add...

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Fund Facts: Jack Cannon Memorial Fund

Jack Cannon was an independent trucker who hauled turf and sod until he was hired by the District of Mission to be a heavy equipment operator, a position he held for 18 years. In 2001 Jacks wife Sherry started this fund as a way to memorialize a man she loved dearly...

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Fund Facts: Yum Science Fund

When an awards recipient gives back, it’s a special moment; when he does it the same year he received it, it's extra special.  That’s what happened in 2000 when Daniel Yum decided to give back to the community he grew up in. Daniel and his family moved to Canada when...

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Fund Facts: Rotary Sustaining Scholars FundIn January of 2008 the Mission Rotary Sunrise Club came to Mission Community Foundation with a desire to start a scholarship fund for 2nd year students. They recognize that students apply and receive scholarships for their first year of post-secondary education but they rarely receive funding after that initial burst. The objective of the fund is to provide additional funds to students who have successfully completed their first year of post-secondary education and plan to continue to work towards a degree or certificate. Every year the Rotary Clubs of Mission Sunrise donates to ensure we can give at least one scholarship to a deserving student. Since inception the Rotary Sustaining Scholars Fund has provided $40,000.00 in scholarships to 29 students. If you would like to help a second-year student pay for their tuition, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Gerry Potter Memorial Bursary FundBursary fund for students pursuing a career in the arts.Gerry Potter was a connoisseur of the Arts and during his teaching career he tried to pass on this love to all the children he taught. He was dedicated to having children perform and felt the Arts are central to a student’s experiences and are an essential part of every child’s education. He believed that the arts bring us pleasure and teach us to enjoy both learning and living.This bursary will give young people the opportunity to pursue their love of the arts and positively influence the people around them with great enthusiasm and energy as Gerry did.Since inception in this fund has provided 6 students with a total of $3,500.00 in scholarships. Your donation to this fund will enable future artist to pursue their educational goals and further their careers. Donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday, June 3, 2021. Mission Community Foundation is moving and experiencing some technical difficulties with their phones. We currently do not have voice mail. TELUS assures us they are 'working on it'. In the -interim, if you have an urgent matter, you can reach Angie on her -private cell @ 778-347-6888.We apologize for the inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less
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