Sunshine Coast Community Foundation
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This holiday season ….
Sunshine Coast Community Foundation takes a broad view of what our community is and what it needs to succeed. In 2015, we awarded $143,000 in grants to local charitable organizations. Our grants support a diverse range of programs that improve the lives of people in our community.
Donate to our Community Legacy Fund and give where the need is greatest.
Congratulations to the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts on their very successful 33rd Annual event.
Here are some pictures from the Festival (credit: Cathie Roy):
Three endowments that benefit the SC Festival of the Written Arts help make Canada’s longest running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers so successful:
Marie Steele Memorial Endowment
30th Anniversary Legacy Fund
Lynn Pakulak Endowment
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Daniel Kingsbury or Nicholas Sonntag may do so by visiting our How To Donate page.
Youth Catalyst Fund grant program open to Canadian charities
CFC is now accepting applications to our Youth Catalyst Fund grant program. Charities in Canada that support young people facing barriers to employment or the completion of post-secondary education are eligible to apply for grants that range from $30,000 to $200,000. Apply For Grants
Governor General David Johnstone spoke with us at t
he CFC National Conference the beginning of May: watch the video here. Watch this great video: Franklin Davis performing the Anthem to Community at CFC 2015 Conference
A big thank you to Jan Poynter for arranging and sponsoring Christy Sverre and Jen Drysdale at her pop-up studio at Zócalo (clothing store) in Gibsons Landing. Proceeds from funds donated by attendees of the live painting demonstration were passed on to the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation! Thanks to Joann Hetherington for providing the store space during January and February. What a creative way to utilize the shop space during its winter closure and for featuring such great Sunshine Coast talent! Paying it forward indeed – the donation will go to the Sunshine Coast Endowment for Visual Arts; a fund that provides scholarships for a local student and supports visual arts on the Sunshine Coast.
Have you read the Vital Signs 2014 Report ?
Interested in open data generally? Community Foundations of Canada is spearheading a number of initiatives around open data, including opening up its national database of data from 10 years of Vital Signs and inviting Canadians to participate in a national hackathon. To participate, the Twitter handle is @CKXdotorg.
Visit the My Health, My Community page for details and to get a copies of all the material.
Get a copy of the Community Dialogues Report -Final or the Report Health & Sustainability workshop Nov 25 2014.
We want to thank our on-going sponsors!
Without the generous support of these awesome corporate sponsors we couldn’t do all that we do…. and we do a lot! Many thanks!
Check out last year’s granting recipients!
As we head into the 2015 Grant Season we reflect on last year’s successful event! You can check out the pictures of the recipients here. All photos courtesy of the Coast Reporter – many thanks to the now retired Associate Publisher Cathie Roy!
Community Grant Committee members Sheila Page and Maurice Farn share some treats with SCCF member Sue Milne at the Donors Reception
Board Treasurer Richard Wilson serves the generous donors at the reception
Executive Director Sandra Cunningham and SCCF Board Chair Cameron Reid are pleased the event was such a success
Board member and CEO of Sunshine Coast Credit Union chatting with MLA Nicholas Simons
We are already 12 years old but this is how we celebrated our 10th Anniversary!! Visit our “Catch the Vision” Gala photo album
What is a Smart & Caring Community? Watch this short video:
February 26, 2013
The Foundation provides stable and sustainable support to charitable organizations on the Sunshine Coast. We create a way for individuals, families, corporations, businesses and groups to pool charitable giving into a single Community Capital Fund that will respond to the needs and concerns of the area’s residents from Port Mellon to Egmont.
To contribute to the quality of life on the Sunshine Coast by building endowments, making strategic grants and inspiring community leadership.
To be a valued partner in philanthropy, enriching life on the Sunshine Coast in perpetuity.