Our History

Creating a Community Legacy

 

Establishment and Growth

1987

  • North Shore Community Foundation Administration Fund established

1988

  • North Shore Community Foundation incorporated as the North Shore Charitable Trust with an initial endowment of $1550 (the Foundation’s name was later changed to the North Shore Community Foundation in 1999). The Foundation was set up in response to community needs. Founders included citizens drawn from the community who were committed to creating a Community Foundation aimed at improving the lives of the residents of the North Shore. The Foundation’s geographic area is Deep Cove to Lion’s Bay and includes Bowen Island. Founding directors included: Marie Pearce (first President), John Roger Clark, Joan Whittow, Sherrill Hardy, Olga Kempo, Norman Smith, Isobel Gibson, Salim Kaderali, David Pink, Sheila Gilmour, Jacqueline Coinner.
  • Our inaugural annual report notes: “We must look forward with enthusiasm to a new phase in our activity, very much directed to the establishment of capital funds, the interest of which will benefit many facets of our community life.”

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Meeting Community Needs

1998

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2008

 

Growth and Golf

2009

2011

  • Foundation reaches the milestone of $2 million in endowments across 20 funds.

2012

2013

  • Foundation celebrates our 25th Anniversary of giving back to the community
  • Heed Youth Sports Fund established
  • Total grants assistance disbursed since the establishment of the Foundation in 1988 tops $1 million

2014

  • Foundation extends grant assistance in excess of $180,000 to various community organizations that directly benefit and improve the lives of the North Shore’s residents

2015

  • The North and West Vancouver branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is selected as the designated charity for the 8th Annual North Shore Mayor’s Golf Tournament
  • Foundation reaches the milestone of $3.1 million in endowment capital.

2016

  • The North Shore Schizophrenia Society is selected as the designated charity for the 9th Annual North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament

2017

  • In honour of the 10th annual Mayors’ Golf Tournament and in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, two designated charities were selected to each receive $35,000. Quest Food Exchange and Turning Point Recovery Society are both worthwhile and active organizations on the North Shore.

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