Founded in 1999, the Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation works with donors to build endowments, grants funds to local organizations and initiatives, and brings neighbours together to strengthen community philanthropy. Donations received and Foundation earnings continue to get invested locally—helping to enhance quality of life in our communities.
The Foundation serves the area incorporating Deep Bay to Nanoose, inclusive of Errington and Coombs. It is one of 191 similar organizations located across Canada. We are members of Community Foundations of Canada, a national voice for this movement to use local resources and local stakeholders to find local solutions.
For more information on how the Foundation was formed, read our History.
Mission Statement: To improve the quality of life in our communities through grants for charitable purposes from earnings of funds gifted in perpetuity.
We work with donors to build endowments funds that ensure vibrant futures for our communities and neighbourhoods
We grant funds to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives to meet community needs
We bring neighbours together from all parts of our communities to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen community philanthropy.
The Foundation has an ambitious target for 2020—to build permanent endowment funds totalling $5 million. At present, the total equity of funds is almost $3.75 million. The Foundation is headed in the right direction! The income earned on these funds is paid back to the community through grants, which are awarded on an annual basis.