More than half of the Foundation’s grants each year are awarded in response to applications submitted by local charities. This year, the Foundation awarded more than $80,000 to the following fourteen local projects:

Social Development

Sechelt Parents and Tots Program - $7,500 Sunshine Coast Community Services  

KitchenLab - $6,458 Sunshine Coast Arts Council

Volunteer Sunshine Coast - $6,000 Community Resource Centre and District of Sechelt

Franklin Road Project - $7,500 Sunshine Coast Affordable Housing Society  

New Wharf for Camp Potlatch - $2,000 Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC  

Environment

Wildlife and Habitat Monitoring - $7,500 BC Conservation Association and Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project

Arts, Culture, & Heritage

Captioning Services - $3,000 Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts  

Costume Inventory - $5,000 Sunshine Coast Driftwood Players

Education

Roberts Creek Community Legacy Garden - $6,500 School District #46

Art and Play Garden - $6,000 Huckleberry Coast Child Care

Health, Wellness, & Safety

Enhancement Program - $7,500 Arrowhead Clubhouse

Kids in Control - $3,000 BC Schizophrenia Society

Raising the Curtain - $6,000 Good Samaritan/Christianson Village

Operations Support - $7,500 Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Station No.61 (Pender Harbour)

In addition to our Community grants, the Foundation makes grants to local organizations as recommended by donors who have established permanent endowments. In other cases, local agencies have established their own permanent endowments from which they receive an annual grant. In 2019, the Foundation granted $67,500 from these endowments to the following organizations:

Social Development

Arrowhead Clubhouse Society - $270

Sunshine Coast Community Services Society for Gibsons Parents and Tots Drop In - $1,875

Sunshine Coast School District #46 - $570

Environment

Society for the Protection of Sargeant Bay - $390

Sunshine Coast Conservation Association - $275

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Coast Recital Society - $1,600

Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre - $2,500

Sechelt Public Library Association - $1,115

Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden - $7,540

Sunshine Coast Arts Council - $3,180

Sunshine Coast Community Services Society - $1,725

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts - $14,030

Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives - $490

Town of Gibsons - $925

Sports & Recreation

Sunshine Coast School District #46 - $1,045

Sunshine Coast Chapter of KidSport - $2,400

Education

Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre - $245

Sunshine Coast School District #46 - $2,000

Health, Wellness, & Safety

Sunshine Coast Marine Rescue Society - $595

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue - $505

Pender Harbour and District Health Centre Society - $12,735

Sunshine Coast Hospice Society - $4,005

Sechelt Hospital Foundation - $7,475