This fund is the heart of the Sunshine Coast Foundation. Built by both small and large contributions, it is designed to have maximum flexibility in order to respond to changing community needs. Grants from this fund are awarded in response to applications accepted each spring from local charities. Fields of interest considered in this fund include: Arts, Culture, and Heritage; Education; Environment; Health, Wellness, and Safety; Social Development; and Sport and Recreation.
These funds allow donors to specify a cause or field of interest to which the Foundation is to direct the earnings annually. These may include the following areas: Arts, Culture, and Heritage; Education; Environment; Health, Wellness, and Safety; Social Development; and Sport and Recreation and could include other fields of interest approved by the Foundation (for example, Animals).
A local charitable organization may create a permanent fund as a way to build a sustainable stream of income that can be used to support their operations and programs.
These funds gives donors the opportunity to participate in the grant-making process. Each year the Foundation will seek their advice as to which local charity should receive a grant from their fund.
A donor may wish to establish a permanent endowment to help pay for the operations of the Sunshine Coast Foundation or contribute to our existing operating fund.
These funds provide the opportunity for a donor to designate that both the original gift and the earnings be paid out, perhaps within a certain period of time, rather than being permanently invested.
A contribution (large or small) helps to pay for the operations of the Sunshine Coast Foundation.
Provide resources for the Foundation’s annual grants program:
Bill and Trudene Longman Endowment
Community Legacy Fund
Fiedler Family Endowment
John and Maria Manley Memorial Endowment
Stewart Family Endowment
Sunshine Coast Credit Union Endowment Fund
TELUS Community Ambassadors
Terry and Sandy McBride Family Endowment
Vera Elizabeth Barron Memorial Endowment
Provide a steady stream of income to the charities that established them:
Barrie Wilbee Bursary for Sunshine Coast Entrepreneurs (Community Futures Sunshine Coast) to support an institution working with a local citizen wanting to further his or her studies in business education.
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.
Daniel Kingsbury Music For Youth Endowment (Sunshine Coast Community Services) to support young musicians who require financial assistance to further their musical endeavours.
Gibsons Public Art Gallery to fund 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 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.
Pender Harbour Health Centre Endowment to support the programs and operations of the Pender Harbour and District Health 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 Louse Baril to fund an annual award which honours the memory of Louise Baril.
SC Art Council‘s Award 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.
Sunshine Coast Foundation Operating to support the core programs and operations of the Foundation.
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.
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 Sunshine Coast School District’s Breakfast for Kids Program.
Endowment for Vulnerable Communities to support the programs and activities of Sunshine Coast Community Services Society.
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.
Hofmann Family, for KidSport Sunshine Coast Chapter.
Jack and Sheila Carlson Family Endowment to support Sunshine Coast Hospice Society.
John and Janey Talbot Family Endowment to support Arrowhead Clubhouse 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 SC Festival of the Written Arts.
Marine 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.
Allow donors to influence grant-making:
Bate Foley Family Endowment to End Homelessness to help prevent homelessness on the Sunshine Coast.
Chad and Erika Price Family Endowment to support Sunshine Coast charities.
Crosby/Esson Family Endowment to support certain charitiable activities on the Sunshine Coast.
Gibsons Seniors to support the health and welfare of seniors in Gibsons, BC.
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.
John Vance Legacy Fund to support the arts within the Sunshine Coast Regional District.
McFarland Family Endowment to support charities on the Sunshine Coast.
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.
Support grants to specific charitable causes:
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.
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.
Support graduating high school students:
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.
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.
Eleanor Thielke and David Cox Scholarship (emerging).
COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to provide emergency relief to local charities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Harmony Hall Fund for the maintenance of, repairs to, or capital improvements to Harmony Hall in Gibsons.
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 may donate to the Foundation in support of any of these funds by writing a cheque, making a bank transfer, transferring publicly-traded shares, leaving a bequest, or making a credit card donation at CanadaHelps.
Please contact Wendy Francis 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.