About the Foundation

Connecting People

We live in a world where we are connected with other people – socially, politically, economically and environmentally. Increased trade between countries, the growth of international organisations and changes in transport and communications technology mean that these connections are rapidly increasing.

Here in the Shuswap, these connections are even more profound. We share geography, resources and the many benefits of living in central British Columbia. Because of these close connections, it is all the more difficult for us to ignore the need felt by those around us.

Our People

Uniting the Shuswap

The entire Shuswap must be united in a concern for the communities we live in and the people we live with. Caring for our environment, the education of the generations that will follow us, our seniors that have preceded us and the ability for all to enjoy the quality of life that the Shuswap can provide.

With these connections in mind, Shuswap Community Foundation seeks to unite those who care about our communities with those organizations addressing the needs of our Shuswap.

Our Work

Our Commitment

Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter

Shuswap Community Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people in the Shuswap by supporting charitable organizations in the area from income earned on endowment funds held by the Foundation.

Our Mission

  • Inspire community giving by providing an opportunity for anyone to leave a lasting legacy through permanent endowment fund building.
  • Foster donor confidence and community trust through responsible management and investment.
  • Honour memory of families, community members and loved ones.
  • Support community causes and charitable organizations.
  • Provide responsible granting that will enrich life in the Shuswap.

Our Vision

Uniting those who care with the need of our community.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Be a leader in charitable giving.
  • Be open, accountable, ethical and socially responsible.
  • Strengthen community capacity.
  • Respond proactively to community needs.

Our Core Values

The Foundation’s role is as neutral broker in support of all charitable causes that contribute to the community’s quality of life. With a growing profile, Shuswap Community Foundation has built an enviable reputation for astute financial management, high-quality donor services, strategic grant-making and innovative partnerships.

Our History

Be Accessible and Inclusive

By welcoming diverse perspectives, voices and experiences.

Be Respectful in our Relationships

By collaborating with all organizations and individuals in a considerate and fair manner.

Be Transparent, Accountable and Trustworthy

By conducting our work in an honest and responsible manner.

Be Innovative and Empowering

By being creative and flexible in responding to the changing needs and challenges of the community; connecting people, ideas and resources.

Be Transformative

By recognizing and supporting opportunities to collaborate and lead with our community partners.

Our Community

Shuswap Community Foundation serves the “Shuswap area” of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, extending from Malakwa and Sicamous in the east; to the South Shuswap and the North Shuswap in the west, and as far south as Ranchero, Salmon River Valley, and Falkland.

Corporate Sponsors

Shuswap Community Foundation is grateful for support from the following sponsors:

BDO Dunwoody LLP
Bowers Funeral Service & Crematorium
City of Salmon Arm
Salmon Arm Observer
ScotiaMcleod - The Papworth Team
District of Sicamous
TD Bank Group
Brooke Downs Vennard LLP
Browne Johnson Land Surveyors
Piccadilly Terrace Retirement Residence
Shuswap Pie Company
Desjardins Financial Security Investments
D Dutchman Dairy Ltd.
Mud Sweat & Tears Pottery
Shuswap Event
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