In March 2002 a group of citizens of the Sunshine Coast met to form the initial workings of a Community Foundation.
It was observed at that time that grants-in-aid resources of local governments and the business community were greatly stretched. They were unable to keep up with the need and demand for grants-in-aid and themselves might face cut-backs in the future.
The next step was to look for guidance from Community Foundations of Canada. With their help our development committee set out to assess the need and desire to start a Foundation through an open community meeting with the residents and leaders of charitable organizations on the Sunshine Coast. The meeting clearly endorsed the concept of a Community Foundation.
With a mandate from the Community in hand, the committee set out to create the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.
In February of 2003, the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation was officially registered as a Society under the Society Act of British Columbia. Our incorporation number is S-45744.
In August of 2003, it received official charity status as a Community Foundation from Revenue Canada. Charity number 896086105RR0001.