Dec 30: A $500 grant from the Lemiski & Schmidt Families Fund is given to the Terrace Transition House.
In photo (L-R): Lisa Schmidt, Ksan Society Transition House; Norm Parry, Terrace Community Foundation; Ron and Karleen Lemiski, Lemiski/Schmidt Families Fund
Grant Writer Available for Community Groups
Revised Aug 19: The City of Terrace has secured funding for the Terrace Grant Writing Support Pilot Program, an initiative that will help increase city revenues while also providing assistance and support to local not-for-profit associations within the city. The funding will support the City of Terrace to contract the services of a professional grant writer for a year through the pilot program, which will be administered with assistance from the Terrace Community Foundation and with financial support from Northern Development Initiative Trust and LNG Canada.
The City will work with the Terrace Community Foundation to streamline the application and evaluation process to ensure community groups in Terrace get the support they need. The second intake for grant writer support applications closed July 31, with future intakes expected to be announced quarterly. An online application form and downloadable form are available at the City of Terrace and Community Foundation websites.
Download the media release here.
Follow this link for the Online and downloadable PDF application forms.
Terrace Community Foundation: Covid-19 Emergency Funding
March 31 (updated May 22): The Terrace Community Foundation has set aside up to $17,000 in funding to assist community response to the Covid-19 virus emergency. For this fund, the Foundation is waiving some of its application and reporting requirements and will accept applications at any time for the foreseeable future. Community non-profit organizations may use the online Terrace Community Foundation grant application form or send a written request on the organization’s letterhead. The funding request should identify the applicant (individuals are not eligible), describe the project to which the funding will be directed, anticipated outcomes in mitigating Covid-19 impacts within the community and other funding sources.
This funding has been assembled from Terrace Community Foundation funds and contributions to the Foundation by LNG Canada and the Suncor Energy Foundation. Where feasible, recognition of the funding source(s) for a grant award will be appreciated.
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.
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 Foundation who 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 municipalities or regional districts 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 our endowment fund has grown to just over $565,000.00! We provide grants from the interest earned on this base amount.
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City of Terrace
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GOLD LEGACY SPONSORS
Dreger Fund (Henry & Rose Dreger)
BRONZE LEGACY DONORS
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Carole & Bob Marcellin