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

Community Services Recovery Fund provides $171k in funding to Squamish Organizations

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The Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) is pleased to announce $171,000 in funding to support 17 community projects in Squamish through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a one-time investment of $400 million across Canada to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits,…

Squamish 2023 Vital Signs Report Released

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The Squamish Community Foundation is pleased to present the 2023 Squamish Vital Signs report. The Squamish Vital Signs report measures overall vitality of our community. The report is used to inform conversation and support evidence-based, locally-relevant solutions. Vital Signs is Canada’s most extensive community-driven data program, leveraging local knowledge to identify…

Celebrating 20 Years of Community Impact

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This year, 2023, the Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) is celebrating 20 years of serving Squamish charities, non-profits, students, and neighbourhoods. The SCF began in 2003 when a group of founding donors had the insight and community commitment to create the foundation and sponsor its growth. The initial donations of 17…

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?