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—reaching almost $1 million—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

A Tour of the Mamquam Edible School Yard – SCF Grant Recipient

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The SCF team, including Suzie Soman (President), Karen Clarke (Executive Director), and Pam Duynstee (Marketing/Project Manager), was recently treated to a tour of the Mamquam Edible School Yard (MESY) - a project created and managed by Squamish CAN (Climate Action Network). This educational garden program is located at Mamquam Elementary…

Local Artist Launches Fundraiser for SCF

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Local artist, Andrea Andres, has launched a GoFundMe fundraiser and draw for her 'ONLY LOVE' original acrylic painting. All proceeds go to the Squamish Community Foundation. Andrea was inspired to start this fundraiser with the goal to use her creativity to bring hope and justice to our community and the…

Squamish Community Foundation to Administer Community Enhancement Grants

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District of Squamish Council has endorsed a Community Grant Policy that will enable non-profit community groups to administer grant funding in our community, therefore creating a streamlined, non-political approach to the overall granting process. The District has subsequently entered a four-year agreement with the Squamish Community Foundation to manage and distribute grant…

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