Donate to a Fund

For 20 years, the Sunshine Coast Foundation has been connecting individuals and families with the causes closest to their hearts, providing stable and sustainable financial support to charitable organizations from Port Mellon to Egmont.

When you donate to a community foundation, you make long-lasting, local impact. Whether you give once or one-hundred times, you help shape the community for years to come.

Find a cause that speaks to you and show the Coast you care!

Donations can be made to any of our existing funds or if you would like to find out about establishing your own fund with the Foundation, please contact us.

All existing funds are outlined below, organised by area of interest. Please click on the fund of your choice and you will be directed to a fund page where you can make a donation. For an alphabetical list of all funds, please visit this page.

Animal Welfare

The Patricia Gray Fund for Animal Welfare to support animal welfare on the Sunshine Coast.

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Bev Shaw Literacy Fund to foster a culture of reading and literacy within the Sunshine Coast community.

Coast Recital Society to help bring world class musicians to the Sunshine Coast, funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth Endowment to support young musicians who require financial assistance to further their musical endeavours.

Doris Crowston Endowment to support the Sunshine Coast Arts Council’soperations and programs.

Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival Endowment to support projects that develop or encourage the development and presentation of fibre art on the Sunshine Coast.

Gibsons Public Art Gallery Endowment Fund to fund the Gallery’s operations.

Gwen Bennett Endowment to support the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.

Halfmoon Bay Heritage Endowment to help Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives preserve the heritage of the Sunshine Coast, especially Halfmoon Bay.

Iris Loewen Endowment to support the programs and activities of the Sechelt Public Library.

John Vance Legacy Fund to support the arts within the Sunshine Coast Regional District.

Kay Chapman Memorial Fund

Lynn Pakulak Endowment to support Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Marie Steel Memorial Endowment to support activities and programs of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.

Moyna Krusell Memorial Endowment Fund to support activities and programs of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.

Schell Family Endowment to support Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.

Sue Milne Memorial Choral Fund to support the development and presentation of choral music on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Arts Council Endowment in Honour of Anne and Phillip Klein to encourage artists to continue their artistic passion late in life.

Sunshine Coast Art Council Endowment in Honour of Frances Wasserlein funds an annual grant in memory of a much-loved woman by her friends.

Sunshine Coast Arts Council Endowment in Honour of Gillian Lowndes to support an annual award in Gillian’s memory.

Sunshine Coast Arts Council Music Award in Honour of Louise Baril to fund an annual award which honours the memory of Louise Baril.

Sunshine Coast Endowment for Visual Arts to support the visual arts including, but not limited to, the purchase art for public display and funds to support graduating high school students in School District #46 pursuing studies in the visual arts.

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts Legacy of Literacy Fund to support the annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.

Community Legacy

Education

Barrie Wilbee Bursary for Sunshine Coast Entrepreneurs to support an institution working with a local citizen wanting to further his or her studies in business education.

Canadian Federation of University Women Sunshine Coast Bursary for an annual scholarship to a mature woman pursuing post-secondary studies.

Elaine Sanders Scholarship Fund for Nursing to support student(s) enrolled in a post-secondary institution or learning organization to pursue education in the field of nursing.

Eleanor Thielke and David Cox Scholarship (emerging).

Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival Endowment to support projects that develop or encourage the development of fibre art, including scholarships, on the Sunshine Coast.

Larry Ennis Scholarship in Woodworking to support graduating high school students in School District #46 to pursue study or training in fine woodworking or carpentry.

Mary and Cecil Gordon/James and Phyllis Parker Family Scholarship Fund for Nursing and Caregiving to support student(s) pursuing education in the fields of practical nursing, nursing care aides, personal support worker, or a related care-giving program.

Robertson/McDonald Family Education Endowment to provide bursaries and scholarships to graduates from School District #46 attending post-secondary educational institutions.

Sunshine Coast Endowment for Visual Arts to support graduating high school students in School District #46 pursuing studies in the visual arts.

The Women in STEM Bursary Fund to provide bursaries to School District #46 to award to one or more graduating female students to support their post-secondary education or apprenticeship in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

Environment

Baxter Baile Marine Conservation and Education Endowment to advance conservation and community education regarding the marine environment on the Sunshine Coast.

Environmental Legacy Fund to encourage stewardship of our water, shorelines, and private land.

Joop & Jesse Burgerjon Endowment for Sargeant Bay to resource the Society for the Protection of Sargeant Bay.

Robertson/McDonald Marine Conservation and Education Fund to support the programs of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre at the Gibsons Public Market.

Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society Endowment to support the programs and operations of the Garden.

Food & Shelter

Bate Foley Family Endowment to End Homelessness to help prevent homelessness on the Sunshine Coast.

Coast-wide Food Banks Fund to support all four food banks on the Sunshine Coast.

Ed and Gwen Hawkins Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast Endowment to support the activities of the organization.

Endowment For Hungry Children to support the Sunshine Coast School District’s Breakfast for Kids Program.

Errol Lipschitz and Judy Rother Fund for Food and Shelter to support food and shelter programs and services on the Sunshine Coast.

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast to support the activities of Habitat for Humanity in support of affordable homeownership on the Sunshine Coast.

Zoe and Gaetan Royer Fund for Accessible Housing to support accessible housing programs and services on the Sunshine Coast.

Foundation Operations

Help support the core programs and operations of the Sunshine Coast Foundation through the SCF Barron Operating Endowment.

Health, Wellness & Safety

Blane and Henny Hagedorn Family Endowment to support health and wellness on the Sunshine Coast.

Dickey Family Endowment in support of the Sechelt Hospital Foundation.

Glenda Mitchell Memorial Endowment to support the provision of hospice programs and services on the Sunshine Coast.

Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Employees Endowment to support organizations providing health-related services to Sunshine Coast residents.

Jack and Sheila Carlson Family Endowment to support Sunshine Coast Hospice Society.

Jennifer Gray Memorial Endowment to support charities offering programs and services in health and wellness or social development on the Sunshine Coast.

John and Janey Talbot Family Endowment to support people living with mental illness.

Kay Chapman Memorial Fund to support arts and culture and/or health and wellness on the Sunshine Coast.

Ken Moore Marine Rescue Endowment to support the maintenance of the rescue vessel “Ken Moore” owned by the Sunshine Coast Marine Rescue Society.

Marine Rescue Agency Fund to help finance operations of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue stations on the Sunshine Coast.

Mary and Cecil Gordon/James and Phyllis Parker Family Fund for Seniors to support programs aimed to older adults in the community, increasing their ability to live independently and stay connected with their communities

Pender Harbour Health Centre Endowment to support the programs and operations of the Pender Harbour and District Health Centre.

Robert Allen Memorial Endowment to support the programs and operations of the Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue Association.

Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre Endowment Fund to support the activities of the Seniors Centre.

Sunshine Coast Hospice Society Endowment to support its programs and operations.

Local Development

Bill and Joan Humphries Endowment to support capital projects in the Town of Gibsons.

Chad and Erika Price Family Endowment to support Sunshine Coast charities.

Crosby/Esson Family Endowment to support certain charitable activities on the Sunshine Coast.

McFarland Family Endowment to support charities on the Sunshine Coast.

Nelson Family Endowment to support Sunshine Coast charities.

R. Clayton Family Endowment to support charitable activities on the Sunshine Coast.

Robert Johnston Family Endowment to support charitable activities on the Sunshine Coast.

Rotary Club of Gibsons Endowment to support charitable activities on the Sunshine Coast.

Social Services

Gibsons Seniors Endowment to support the health and welfare of seniors in Gibsons, BC.

Glenda Mitchell Memorial Endowment to support the provision of hospice programs and services on the Sunshine Coast.

Jack and Sheila Carlson Family Endowment to support Sunshine Coast Hospice Society.

Jean and Arthur Clarke Endowment to support the Gibsons Parent-Tot Drop-In program or a program that supports inclusion, fairness, and fun in sport.

Mary and Cecil Gordon/James and Phyllis Parker Family Fund for Seniors to support programs aimed to older adults in the community, increasing their ability to live independently and stay connected with their communities

Nicholls Family Endowment to support the needs of women and girls on the Sunshine Coast.

Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre Endowment Fund to support the activities of the Seniors Centre.

Sunshine Coast Community Services Society Fund to support operations and programs in social services.

Sunshine Coast Hospice Society Endowment to support its programs and operations.

The Smith Family Fund For Vulnerable Communities to support the programs and activities of Sunshine Coast Community Services Society.

Vital Signs

Gifts to the Vital Signs fund will contribute to the Foundation’s ongoing Vital Signs program, including research, reports, and community conversations.

Youth

Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth Endowment to support young musicians who require financial assistance to further their musical endeavours.

Endowment For Hungry Children to support the Sunshine Coast School District’s Breakfast for Kids Program.

Frank and Muriel Daly Endowment to support youth in sports.

Hofmann Family Endowment for KidSport Sunshine Coast Chapter.

Jean and Arthur Clarke Endowment to support the Gibsons Parent-Tot Drop-In program or a program that supports inclusion, fairness, and fun in sport.

Nicholls Family Endowment to support the needs of women and girls on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Youth Sports Endowment to nurture the potential of children, teens, and young adults through sporting programs that focus on inclusion, participation, volunteerism, leadership, and philanthropy.

YMCA Camp Elphinstone Youth Development Fund to support the charitable purposes of the YMCA BC, specifically at YMCA Camp Elphinstone.

Youth Legacy Fund to support youth activities and projects.

You may also support of any of these funds by making an e-transfer, using PayPal, writing a cheque, transferring publicly traded shares, or leaving a bequest in your Will. Please visit the Ways of Giving page for more information.

Please contact Erin Storey by email or at 604.741.7360 for further information about making a donation or creating a fund in your name or in memory of someone special.