Each year, the Foundation awards grants to local Sunshine Coast charities. Several granting streams match different organizational needs.

Help us contribute to the quality of life on the Sunshine Coast by building endowments, making strategic grants, and inspiring community leadership. 

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Vital Signs is a national program that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life.

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More than $3 Million in grants awarded to local charities

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Over $359,000 granted to the community in 2023

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44 grants awarded to 19 organizations in 2023

Who We Are

Sunshine Coast Foundation provides stable and sustainable financial support to charitable organizations from Port Mellon to Egmont. We offer donors the opportunity to increase their impact by pooling the gifts we receive and carefully investing them. Each year, we use the earnings on our investments to provide funding to local charities. We help to connect donors with the causes that inspire them and the charities that are having the greatest positive impact. Our Vital Signs program compiles current and relevant research to help local organizations and decision-makers understand the issues and trends facing our Sunshine Coast community.

Established Endowments

The Sunshine Coast Foundation stewards over 85 permanent funds, the capital of which is permanently invested, and the earnings from which support annual grants to local charities. Anyone may make a donation to any of the Foundation’s permanent funds. Please visit our donations page or call the Foundation office at 604.741.7360.

Vital Signs

Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada. It leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life. Vital Signs reports are snapshots of our community that present our challenges and celebrate our accomplishments.

Thank you to our community of donors, sponsors and funders!

We would not be able to undertake our mission without your generous support.

Latest News

  • Drawing on key data and themes from our Vital Signs 2024 report, we will present a new Vital People/Vital Causes online and in the Coast Reporter on the first Friday of every month. Vital Cause: Seniors The Sunshine Coast Foundation’s Vital Signs 2024 found that, as of 2023, 50% of...

Our News

  • Drawing on key data and themes from our Vital Signs 2024 report, we will present a new Vital People/Vital Causes online and in the Coast Reporter on the first Friday of every month. Vital Cause: Senio...

  • The Sunshine Coast’s Vital Signs 2024 report mobilizes the power of community knowledge for greater local impact. It is the Foundation’s first full Vital Signs report in a decade, and it’s also our fi...

  • We are thrilled to be receiving funds from the Government of British Columbia through the Community Prosperity Fund program which will support the poverty reduction and social inclusion work of commun...

  • ‘Music was the portal to his soul’ remembers the late artist’s mother. The legacy of a visionary musician and environmental crusader has reached a generational milestone. Teenaged musicians now eligib...

  • Statement from Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts: With the permission of Bev’s family, we are honoured to share this announcement about how we can all celebrate the memory of our wonderful f...

  • As the cost of essentials continues to balloon, particularly for housing and food, the Sunshine Coast’s living wage has climbed to $25.61 per hour for 2023, marking an increase of $1.31 (5.4 per cent)...