Oct 5: Fall Grants Cycle is Open. The Terrace Foundation accepts grant applications twice each year. Apply before November 1 to be eligible for grant approval in the Fall 2021 grants cycle. Application info is found the Grant Application page.
Sept 21/21 With financial support from the Terrace Community Foundation, the Kermode Friendship Society will be raising a commemorative totem pole to inform people of the legacy of residential schools. Renowned Northwest Coast artist Stan Bevan is principal carver for the pole, which will be raised at the Society building on Park Avenue.
A cheque presentation was held September 17. Attending the event were (L-R) Stan Bevan (carver), Chris Jennings (Kermode Friendship Society Treasurer), Jolene Wesley (KFS Interim Executive Director), Mark Doehler (Terrace Community Foundation Director), Carol Schmidt (TCF Treasurer), Nirmal Parmar (KFS Chairperson), Tony Walker (TCF Director), Andrew Webber (TCF Vice-Chair). The $10,000 Foundation grant is from funding provided by City of Terrace for community grants.
Vital Signs: Building a better, more resilient community.
Vital Signs, a program originated by the Community Foundations of Canada, combines data collection and local knowledge to identify community strengths and issues, and over time track progress in resolving those community challenges. With support from local governments and local organizations, the Foundation is exploring ways to deliver a Vital Signs program for Terrace and area. Read more about this local Vital Signs project here.
What we do
The Terrace Community Foundation is an apolitical, philanthropic organization whose purpose is to raise funds and bring donors to the table to build a resilient, resourceful, caring community.
In turn, we provide grants to community groups and organizations that cover a broad spectrum of needs that include (but are not limited to) recreation, health, the arts, the environment, education etc.
We offer a variety of possibilities that allow donors to target specific or broad areas of interest. Endowment funds will provide support in perpetuity so that your investment today will still be providing benefits years into the future. All donations will receive a tax receipt. All monies will remain in our community to benefit our community.
We work with the Prince George Community Foundation for the investment of our funds and to share in their expertise.
Terrace Community Foundation 2020 Summary of Activities
Terrace Community Foundation 2019 Summary of Activities
Terrace Community Foundation 2018 Summary of Activities
2021 10th Anniversary Summary on 10 years of fundraising and grant giving.
Formation of our Foundation
On April 13, 2011 the City of Terrace formed the Terrace Community Foundation, a corporation without share capital under the Canada Corporations Act. The Terrace Community Foundation is governed by a board of directors. The Terrace Community Foundation has an endowment fund agreement with the Prince George Community Foundation which manages and distributes grants and charitable receipts as directed.
The Terrace Community Foundation created our endowment fund with funds from the Northern Development Initiative Trust Community Foundations Matching Grants program. This program provides local governments with up to $50,000 from a Regional Development account in matched funding to assist with the establishment of a dedicated endowment within a registered community foundation. Every dollar raised within the community is matched up to a total of $50,000. The City of Terrace provided $50,000 giving us a $100,000 endowment fund. To date, including Named Funds, our Endowment Fund has grown to near $900,000. We provide grants from the interest earned on this base amount.
In the news...
April 7/21: Dare to Dream music program in Terrace gets a huge lift with a Foundation Named Fund. Media Release
PLATINUM LEGACY SPONSORS
City of Terrace
Henry & Rose Dreger
Dr. Colleen Froese
Northern Development Initiative Trust
GOLD LEGACY SPONSORS
Coastal GasLink/TransCanada Pipelines
Terrace Community Forest
SILVER LEGACY DONORS
Bill & Helene McRae
Skeena Track Fund
BRONZE LEGACY DONORS
Norman Dreger & Suzanne VandeVelde
Aqua Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
JG Fluor BC LNG JV
Ron & Karleen Lemiski
Bob & Carole Marcellin
Minerals North Conference 2013
Norm & Kathleen Parry