Growing together, giving back

Welcome

People are the heartbeat of every neighbourhood—and when we bring people together, great ideas flourish. The Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) contributes to the betterment of our community by providing funding to local organizations and individuals that are creating positive change. We manage donor funds, which are reinvested into the community in areas like culture, health and the environment.

How it Works

The SCF manages perpetual endowment funds, which is a pool of donations from corporate and individual contributors that earns income each year and creates a permanent source of funding. The capital of these funds—currently over $600,000—is managed and monitored by the Squamish Community Foundation Board of Directors. From the income earned on the endowment funds, we distribute grants to registered charities and other eligible recipients in our community via an annual application process.

For more information about the Squamish Community Foundation: click here.

Donate

When we give together, we have a greater impact. Our funds support causes that enrich the lives of fellow community members; creating a healthy and vibrant place to live.

There are plenty of ways to give back. Contribute a one-time donation, or set up an ongoing contribution. Honour a loved one, or support an initiative you care about. We offer funding options for individuals, non-profits, businesses, and professionals.

To learn more about ways to give back to the Squamish community, visit our donation page.

Grants

Do you have an idea for creating a lasting impact in our community? The Squamish Community Foundation distributes annual grants to registered charities for community projects. We also award Neighbourhood Small Grants to smaller-scale events and initiatives focused on community-building.

For more information on the types of grants, applications, and deadlines, visit Grants and Funds page.

What’s New

SCF is re-activating the Emergency Community Support Fund

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UPDATE: Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Applications are now open for the second and final round of the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability…

Emergency Community Support Fund Contributes over $80,000 to Squamish Programs during COVID-19

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The Squamish Community Foundation, in collaboration with Community Foundations of Canada, is proud to distribute a portion of the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations in our community. In the first round of ECSF funding, a total of $81,218…

Community Response Funds Distributed in Squamish

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The Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) was proud to receive a $11,012 donation from Western Stevedoring and a $30,000 donation from the Vancouver Community Foundation in late spring/early summer 2020 for dispersal to local non-profit organizations in support of their day-to-day efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following organizations were selected…
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Our Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

The SCF, alongside many other Community Foundations across Canada, has committed to aligning our mission with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In many ways, the core of these 17 ambitious goals have been a part of the SCF’s work since the beginning. We recognize the importance of aligning with this global agenda, understanding how these goals apply within our community, and contributing to the achievement of the SDGs by 2030. The SDGs are integrated into our granting process as well as Vital Signs report.
For more information about the SDGs, visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300

Are you working on the SDGs and have an idea of how the Squamish Community Foundation can help?

Email: info@squamishfoundation.com

Welcome

People are the heartbeat of every neighbourhood—and when we bring people together, great ideas flourish. The Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) contributes to the betterment of our community by providing funding to local organizations and individuals that are creating positive change. We manage donor funds, which are reinvested into the community in areas like culture, health and the environment.

How it Works

The SCF manages perpetual endowment funds, which is a pool of donations from corporate and individual contributors that earns income each year and creates a permanent source of funding. The capital of these funds—currently over $600,000—is managed and monitored by the Squamish Community Foundation Board of Directors. From the income earned on the endowment funds, we distribute grants to registered charities and other eligible recipients in our community via an annual application process.

For more information about the Squamish Community Foundation: click here.

Donate

When we give together, we have a greater impact. Our funds support causes that enrich the lives of fellow community members; creating a healthy and vibrant place to live.

There are plenty of ways to give back. Contribute a one-time donation, or set up an ongoing contribution. Honour a loved one, or support an initiative you care about. We offer funding options for individuals, non-profits, businesses, and professionals.

To learn more about ways to give back to the Squamish community, visit our donation page.

Grants

Do you have an idea for creating a lasting impact in our community? The Squamish Community Foundation distributes annual grants to registered charities for community projects. We also award Neighbourhood Small Grants to smaller-scale events and initiatives focused on community-building.

For more information on the types of grants, applications, and deadlines, visit Grants and Funds page.

What’s New

SCF is re-activating the Emergency Community Support Fund

| Uncategorized | No Comments
UPDATE: Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Applications are now open for the second and final round of the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability…

Emergency Community Support Fund Contributes over $80,000 to Squamish Programs during COVID-19

| Uncategorized | No Comments
The Squamish Community Foundation, in collaboration with Community Foundations of Canada, is proud to distribute a portion of the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations in our community. In the first round of ECSF funding, a total of $81,218…

Community Response Funds Distributed in Squamish

| Uncategorized | No Comments
The Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) was proud to receive a $11,012 donation from Western Stevedoring and a $30,000 donation from the Vancouver Community Foundation in late spring/early summer 2020 for dispersal to local non-profit organizations in support of their day-to-day efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following organizations were selected…

Our Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

The SCF, alongside many other Community Foundations across Canada, has committed to aligning our mission with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In many ways, the core of these 17 ambitious goals have been a part of the SCF’s work since the beginning. We recognize the importance of aligning with this global agenda, understanding how these goals apply within our community, and contributing to the achievement of the SDGs by 2030. The SDGs are integrated into our granting process as well as Vital Signs report.
For more information about the SDGs, visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300

Are you working on the SDGs and have an idea of how the Squamish Community Foundation can help?

Email: info@squamishfoundation.com