Celebrating 25 Years of Building Vibrant Communities with the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation

As Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation (PQCF) marks our 25th anniversary in 2024, we reflect on a journey of dedication, generosity, and the transformative power of collective action.

Since our inception in 1999, PQCF has been committed to enhancing the quality of life for all residents of our Oceanside communities. Over the past 25 years, we have distributed over $1.9 million in grants and scholarships, nurturing dreams, supporting initiatives and fueling positive change—locally.

At the core of our foundation is a passionate team of volunteers, dedicated to channeling resources and fostering community philanthropy. Through the tireless efforts of our volunteer board and the unwavering support of local citizens, PQCF has grown from humble beginnings into a pillar of community empowerment, managing over $4.3 million in nearly 30 endowment funds.

PQCF Volunteer Board Members

Founding Visionaries

Our journey began with a dream—a dream to create a better place to live for all members of District 69. Inspired by the vision of local philanthropy, Art Skipsey and a pioneering group of visionaries laid the groundwork for what would become the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation. Their dedication, coupled with the support of the Vancouver Foundation and the generosity of donors, propelled PQCF forward, paving the way for 25 years of impact and innovation.

Join Our “25 for 25” Campaign!

As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, PQCF is excited to launch our “25 for 25” campaign, inviting you to join us in shaping a brighter future for our communities. With an ambitious goal to reach $5 million by February 2025, every contribution—big or small—makes a difference. Whether you choose to donate monthly to the Community Fund, contribute to a specific cause, or establish a lasting legacy, your support fuels our mission to create vibrant communities for all.

Supporting a Brighter Future

At PQCF, we believe in the power of community-driven change. Through our support of a broad range of causes, including arts and culture, education, environment, and social services, we empower individuals and organizations to make a tangible difference in the lives of others. From community foundation grants to student scholarships, our funding initiatives are designed to foster innovation, collaboration, and lasting impact.

Making a Difference Together

As we embark on the next chapter of our journey, PQCF remains steadfast in our commitment to building vibrant communities for generations to come. By harnessing the collective power of community philanthropy, we can create a legacy of lasting change—one that transcends borders, enriches lives, and strengthens the bonds of our shared humanity.

Thank you to our generous donors!

We extend our grateful appreciation to our donors. Please consider joining us in our mission to shape a brighter future for the Parksville-Qualicum region. Your donation, no matter the size, has the power to make a difference. Together, we can continue to build vibrant communities where everyone thrives.

Thank you for your support, and here’s to the next 25 years of impact and inspiration!

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