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Each year, the Foundation awards more than $165,000 in 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.


$2 Million of grants awarded to local charities


105 local organizations supported with grants


$166,260 local grants awarded through COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund


70 local projects supported in 2020 and 2021

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 more than 60 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 2021-2022 sponsors and funders

We would not be able to undertake our mission without the generous support of hundreds of individual donors. To them we say: Thank you!

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  • In 2020, the Sunshine Coast Foundation recognized the need to be a local leader in the movement to advance gender equality. Around the same time, we applied for a Gender Equality Grant through the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and we were fortunate to receive...

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