Growing together, giving back


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 endowment funds, which are 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—over one million in assets—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.


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.

*NEW* Donate A Car Program. Learn More.


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 our Grants page.

What’s New

Valhalla Fund’s Impact on Squamish

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Valhalla Pure was the first business in Squamish to start donating 1% of it’s profits back to the community through its own endowment fund, back in 2005. The goal of this fund is to support infrastructure projects which benefit Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Projects. The Valhalla Fund, established with the…

100 Women Who Care Squamish Launches Endowment Fund

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Supporting their mission to make a huge impact in this community, 100 Women Who Care Squamish proudly announces their Endowment Fund in partnership with the Squamish Community Foundation. This marks a significant milestone for 100 Women Who Care Squamish, aiming to create a perpetual source of funding in the community…

SCF’s 2023 Impact Report

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The Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) is pleased to present the 2023 Impact Report. This is the second annual report designed to highlight the impact on the community from our donor funds, community partnerships, granting and other programs. Highlights from the report: In 2023, the SCF celebrated 20 years of serving…

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 the UN Website here.

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