In 2018, in celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Foundation awarded more than $150,000 in grants to hard-working local charities, allowing us to reach a milestone of making more than $1 Million in grants since 2005! Grants are listed according to the Foundation's Fields of Interest.

Social Development

Knowledge Exchange Coordination $7,500, District of Sechelt (Community Resource Centre)

Sous Chef Seniors $5,000, Town of Gibsons (Gibsons Community Building Society)

Festival Series $5,000, Sunshine Coast Community Services

Kitchen Equipment $1,500, Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre

Gibsons Parent-Tot Drop In $1,843, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society

RainCity Housing and Support Society $375

Arrowhead Clubhouse Society $1,263

Health, Wellness, and Safety

Community and Mental Health Resources Collection $7,500, Sechelt Public Library

Safety Equipment $5,200, Sunshine Coast Marine Rescue Society


Outdoor Obstacle Course $5,000, School District #46 (Halfmoon Bay Community School)

Food Garden $3,000, Serendipity Child Development Society

Bridging the Divide: Digital Literacy at the Library $2,000 Gibsons and District Public Library

Television Production Program $7,500, School District #46

Barrie Wilbee Bursary for Entrepreneurs $715, Community Futures Sunshine Coast

Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre $364

Robertson McDonald Family Education Scholarship $1,000

Sunshine Coast Visual Arts Scholarship $1,000 School District #46


Mountainside Habitat Garden $4,000, Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden

Mentoring the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders $7,500, BC Conservation Foundation (Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)

Trail Maintenance Equipment $1,000, Society for the Protection of Sargeant Bay

Arts, Culture, and Heritage

Archives Cold Storage Project $3,000, Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives

The Fine Art of Repair $2,000, Gibsons Public Art Gallery

Kokoro Dance Residency, Workshop, and Performance $2,550, Sunshine Coast Dance Society

HVAC System Upgrade $4,968, Gibsons Landing Heritage Society

Syiyaya Reconciliation Project $5,175, District of Sechelt

Sports and Recreation

Outdoor Equipment $2,000, Sunshine Coast Army Cadets

Jumping Harness $3,699, Skate Canada (Sunshine Coast Skating Club)

Sk8 Skool Partnership Event $2,500, Christian Life Assembly

2018 Grants from Donor Designated and Donor Advised Funds
Arrowhead Clubhouse Society, from the John and Janey Talbot Family Endowment
KidSport Sunshine Coast Chapter, from the Frank and Muriel Daly Endowment for Youth in Sports Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, from the Carlson Family Endowment
Sunshine Coast Marine Rescue Society, from the Ken Moore Marine Rescue Endowment
Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives Society, from the Halfmoon Bay Heritage Endowment

2018 Agency Grants
Gibsons Marine Rescue Society, Sunshine Coast Marine Rescue Society, Pender Harbour and District Marine Rescue Society
Pender Harbour and District Health Centre Society
Dickey Family Endowment in Support of Sechelt Hospital Foundation
Sechelt Public Library Association
Society for the Protection of Sargeant Bay
Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society
Sunshine Coast Community Services Society
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Sunshine Coast Hospice Society