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North Vancouver, B.C. V7N 4M0

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OUR HISTORY

ESTABLISHMENT & GROWTH

1987

1988

North Shore Community Foundation Administration Fund established.

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.

1989

Marie Pearce (Founders) Fund established in memory of one of the Foundation’s pioneering members.

1990

Olga Kempo Women's Fund established in memory of one of the founding members of the Foundation.

1991

1992

1995

1993

1996

1994

meeting community needs

1998

2005

2000

District of North Vancouver Public Library Endowment Fund established 2004.

2006

2004

  • Colin Jones Memorial Fund established

  • Ward Animal Fund established

growth & golf

2008

  • The Foundation established the North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament, which has become an annual fundraising event for the Foundation.

  • City of North Vancouver Youth Centennial Scholarship established

  • North Shore Neighbourhood House Endowment Fund established

  • Mayors’ Community Trust Fund established

  • the Foundation establishes its 20th endowment fund

2009

District of North Vancouver Community Heritage Fund established.

2011

2012

  • Evergreen House Music Fund established

  • St. Martin’s Anglican Church Fund established

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.

2018

2016

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

2017

The Harvest Project is selected as the designated charity of the Mayors’ Golf Tournament and receives a cheque for $50,000 from the net proceeds of the golf tournament.