Types of Funds
Endowed funds are invested in perpetuity and grants are made from the income earned on the endowment.
FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS
Some Endowed Funds have specific Field of Interest’s that the income earned can be granted to support. These are usually Donor advised.
FLOW THROUGH FUNDS
From time to time, the SCF receives flow through donations which are disbursed in a short period of time for a specific purpose.
NAMED FUNDS AND DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
The Board of the Foundation establishes guidelines or minimum recommended funding thresholds to establish a named endowment fund.
Our Current Funds
Squamish Community Foundations SMART AND CARING COMMUNITY Endowment Fund
This fund was created by the Board of the Squamish Community Foundation with contributions from the Founders Circle. The income from the fund will be used to make grants for general charitable purposes within the Squamish Community.
Valhalla Environment Endowment Fund
Created by the owner of Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Murray Sovereign, this fund will support capital projects which benefit the environment.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Lloyd and Leona Ingraham Health and Social Development Endowment Fund
This fund was created by Lloyd and Leona Ingraham in 2005 with the proceeds allocated to Health and Social Development in the community of Squamish.
REALTORS Fund – Health and Social Development
This fund was established in 2009, by donations from the realtors of Squamish. The proceeds are dedicated to support health and social development in Squamish.
RECREATION AND SPORTS
Ray Peters Recreation and Sports Endowment Fund
This fund was established in 2006 in memory of Ray Peters, community member and resident of Squamish for many years, whose dedication to the establishment of a trail network throughout the community of Squamish for all its residents is revered. Funds generated support the further development and maintenance of this trail network as well as support the sponsorship of a scholarship for a student of the Don Ross Secondary School's Outdoor Leadership Program, another program that Ray supported.
CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES
Children, Youth and Families Endowment Fund
This fund was established in 2009 by the Howe Sound Senior Secondary Dry Grad Committee, with the proceeds going to support programs, projects, and services dedicated to youth in the community. Added to this fund was the Grimace Fund which was also dedicated to youth.
ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE
Arts, Culture & Heritage Endowment Fund
In October, 2010 a donation was received from Wild at Art to establish this fund.
Music Making Squamish
Music Making Squamish is a field of interest fund established to support musical education and expression in Squamish. The revenue earned on this endowed fund will facilitate community-wide participation in music regardless of ability or age; assist dedicated musicians further their music education; promote the diversity of cultural and ethnic musical expression in Squamish; and support musical community events, activities, and performances with a focus on amateur performing artists.
Applications to this fund will be accepted from registered charities in May of each year with applicants in the categories below being given priority for available funding:
- Access Music Education (Needs Based): intended to provide lessons and/or instruments for people of all ages and abilities who otherwise could not afford to participate in the music program.
- Access Music Education (Merit Based): intended to provide scholarships for individuals continuing their music studies.
- Music Therapy Access and Program support: to provide financial assistance to persons with autism, Alzheimer’s, development disabilities, etc.
Ron Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was created by Squamish Terminals in memory of Ron Anderson, former Squamish Terminals President and CEO, who lost his battle with cancer in August 2016. Ron was a dedicated volunteer and was awarded Citizen of the Year in 2015 for his long-time commitment to the community. The Ron Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund will grant an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a grade 12 student from the Squamish region who is registered to attend a post-secondary institution to pursue education in Political Science, Business or Transportation and has demonstrated service to the community.
Robert W. McIntosh Scholarship Fund – Youth Scholarships
This fund was created by friends and family in memory of Bob McIntosh who died December 31, 1997, Scholarships are awarded to a graduating student in Squamish who intends to continue their education and demonstrates proficiency in all areas of scholarship, athletics and citizenship. An advisory committee reviews grants requests from secondary school students annually.
Communities That Care Endowment Fund
This fund was created by the District of Squamish to create a sustainable source of funding for the prevention activities of the organization. The income from the fund is administered by Sea to Sky Community Services Society who is the host agency for Communities That Care-Squamish.