Established Endowments

The Sunshine Coast Foundation is stewarding over 80 permanently-invested funds. You can explore these funds below, grouped by fund type, or you can find a fund based on area of interest.

Community Legacy Funds

Agency Funds

Provide a steady stream of income to the charities that established them:

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 (Community Futures Sunshine Coast).

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

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

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

Daniel Kingsbury Music For Youth Endowment to support young musicians who require financial assistance to further their musical endeavours (Sunshine Coast Community Services).

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

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

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

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast Endowment to provide support to families living in the Wilson Creek complex.

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

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

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

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

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 Centre.

SC Arts Council’s Doris Crowston Endowment to support operations and programs at the Gallery.

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

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

SC Arts Council’s Music Award in Honour of Louise Baril to fund an annual award which honours the memory of Louise Baril.

SC Art Council’s Endowment in Honour of Frances Wasserlein funds an annual grant in memory of a much loved woman by her friends.

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

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

SC Festival of the Written Arts Legacy of Literacy Fund to support the annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, funded in part by the Government of Canada.

SC Hospice Society Endowment to support its programs and operations.

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

Donor-Advised Funds

Allow donors to influence grant-making:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hofmann Family Endowment for KidSport Sunshine Coast Chapter.

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

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.

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.

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

McFarland Family Endowment to support charities on the Sunshine Coast.

Nelson Family Endowment to support Sunshine Coast charities.

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

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.

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.

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

Donor-Designated Funds

Direct grants to a specific organization:

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

Dickey Family Endowment in support of Sechelt Hospital Foundation.

Endowment For Hungry Children on the Sunshine Coast to support the SD46 Sunshine Coast’s Breakfast for Kids Program.

Frank and Muriel Daly Endowment to Support Youth in Sports (KidSport – SC Chapter) to support purchase of sporting equipment, registration fees, and lessons.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Field of Interest Funds

Support grants to specific charitable causes:

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

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

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

Errol Lipschitz and Judy Rother Fund for Food and Shelter.

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

Kay Chapman Memorial Fund to support arts and culture and/or health and wellness 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

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

Youth Legacy Fund to support youth activities and projects.

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

Scholarships & Bursaries

Support graduating high school students:

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).

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).

Operating Fund

SCF Operations Fund supports the operations of the Sunshine Coast Foundation.

Temporary Funds

Sunshine Coast Emergency Relief Fund to provide relief to local charities in the event of a catastrophe.

Sunshine Coast Charities to facilitate gifts to charities on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Regional District Capital Fund to support capital projects in the SCRD.

Town of Gibsons Capital Projects Fund to support capital projects in the Town of Gibsons.

You can make a gift to the Foundation in support of any one of these funds. Visit our Ways of Giving page to learn how.

If you would like to learn how to establish your own endowment, please visit our Create a Fund page, or contact our Executive Director, Erin Storey, by email or at 604.741.7360 for further information.