Nov 14: Want to help build a better community? We are looking to fill vacancies on the Terrace Community Foundation Board that will soon become available. Have an impact on the Terrace area through awarding grants to non-profits operating in Terrace and area. Your skills, your knowledge about this community could be invaluable. Interested? Read the Invitation letter. Want to Apply? Download an Application Form or use our fillable Online Form.
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, always with a view to building a better community, we provide grants to community groups and organizations that cover a very broad spectrum of needs in Terrace and area that include (but are not limited to) recreation, health, the arts, the environment and education.
We offer a variety of possibilities that allow donors to target specific or broad areas of interest. Endowment funds provide support in perpetuity so that your investment today will still be providing benefits years into the future. Donations over the minimum allowed receive a tax receipt.
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 Tenth Anniversary Summary on 10 years of fundraising and grant giving.
Formation of our Foundation
The Foundation was created by the City of Terrace in 2011, utilizing $50,000 in matching funds from the Northern Development Initiative Trust to establish an Endowment Fund. The Terrace Community Foundation is a federally registered not-for-profit corporation, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. In addition to the Foundation's own funds, we have since 2017 administered community grants on behalf of the City of Terrace, provided a "flow-through" for industry partners' charitable initiatives and facilitated senior government program funds such Canada 150 and COVID emergency relief. The Terrace Community Foundation's Endowment Fund is invested with, and managed by, the Prince George Community Foundation. As of October 2021, including Named Funds, our Endowment Fund has grown to near $900,000. The Foundation provides grants from the interest earned on this base amount.
The Terrace Community Foundation operates in Terrace and area, within the traditional territories of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations of the Tsimshian.
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
JG Fluor BC LNG JV
Norman Dreger & Suzanne VandeVelde
Aqua Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Ron & Karleen Lemiski
Bob & Carole Marcellin
Minerals North Conference 2013
Norm & Kathleen Parry
Northern Savings Credit Union