Foundation fund

The Prince George Community Foundation distributes spring grants

The Prince George Community Foundation (PGCF) has provided funding of $138,609.51 to support three grant programs.

The foundation awards $71,350 in Spring Grants, $30,500 in Emergency Response Grants, and $36,759.51 through Fraser-Fort George Endowment Fund grants.

The Foundation awarded $71,350.00 to nine organizations through the Spring Grant Admissions Program:

  • BC Summer Games – Community Engagement Initiative
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC – Connect: New Media Program
  • Central Interior Native Health – Community Health Fair for Overdose Prevention
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Raising Awareness
  • Pacific Autism Family Network – Accessible Camps
  • Prince George Conservatory of Music – Outreach Project
  • Prince George Symphony Orchestra – Singer-Songwriter Concert
  • Two Rivers Gallery – Physical Accessibility Check
  • Variety – Child support

The Foundation awarded an additional $30,500 through the Emergency Grant Program to seven organizations:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Clubhouse
  • Central Interior Native Health – Printer and Food Stamps
  • Community Arts Council – Operating Costs
  • Northern Central Seniors Association – Operating Costs
  • PEERS – Outreach Project
  • Prince George Brain Injury Group – Case Management
  • Prince George Dance Festival – Operating Costs

In addition to the Spring Grants and the Emergency Grant Program, an additional $36,759.51 was awarded through the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds:

  • Salmon Valley Gymkhana Club – Facility Upgrades
  • Bednesti Berman Community Association – Fire Trailer Equipment
  • Miworth Community Association – Welcome Signs, Crawl Space Insulation, Wall Screen and Stage Lighting
  • Huble Homestead Giscome Portage Heritage Society – Fire Suppression Supply Buildings
  • Shell-Glen Improvement Society – Trails, Playground and BBQ
  • Penny Community Historical Association – Log Shelter and Hearth Blanket
  • Bear Lake Recreation Association – Recreational Equipment, Shelving and Storage
  • Hixon Volunteer Fire Department – Exterior fire doors, snow blower, Hixon Women’s Institute (new chain link fence and landscaping)

The Prince George Community Foundation says its grants aim to improve the well-being and quality of life of the community and its residents through financial assistance to nonprofit community organizations.

“On behalf of the Board, staff and members of the Grants Committee, I am honored that the Foundation is able to support the work of so many worthy charities in our community,” said Meredith Burmaster , Chair of the Grants Committee of the Prince George Community Foundation.

The PGCF was established in 1995 to serve Prince George and area in perpetuity by managing an endowment, where investment income is allocated to charities in the community.

The Foundation has provided more than $5.265 million to date for projects supported by local nonprofit organizations.