Our Work

What We Do

Shuswap Community Foundation is a public, non-profit organization created by and for the people of Shuswap. It connects donors who care with causes that matter and serves as a trusted resource for addressing issues and leveraging opportunities in the community. It attracts and manages a growing endowment, the invested earnings of which provide grants to charitable organizations.

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.

Grantmaking

Making wise and effective distributions to meet community needs while respecting the wishes of donors.

Donor Engagement

Developing strong and meaningful relationships to advance the causes that donors hold dear by helping donors fulfill their philanthropic goals and by honouring the legacies entrusted to the community through the Foundation.

Leadership

Providing community leadership by recognizing opportunities to serve the public good and by supporting effective responses to local needs identified by charitable organizations.

Stewardship

Maintaining the purchasing power of funds entrusted to The Foundation, achieving maximum returns consistent with prudent investment and assuring sound financial management practices so that the legacy created by the donor is respected in perpetuity.

Communication

Providing information about our services and being publicly accountable for our decisions.

The Concept is Simple


People who care deeply about the Shuswap make large and small gifts to the Foundation. These gifts are pooled and invested to create a growing endowment. As assets increase, so does the Foundation’s capacity to award grants to support projects and programs that enhance the community.

SCF Capital Funds Growth 2012 to 2017

2017$8,852,797
2016$8,136,029
2015$7,741,996
2014$6,940,770
2013$5,701,132
2012$4,884,921

Endowment Funds

Market Value as at March 31, 2017


Download PDF (54KB)

Discretionary Funds

No Limitation

No Limitations Funds give the SCF Board discretion in the distribution of income earned from these funds to support a wide variety of needs and community projects throughout the Shuswap region.
Albert and Muriel Spencley Endowment
21,537
Brooke, Downs, Vennard LLP Endowment*
10,641
Brooke, Jackson, Downs Endowment
20,655
Catherine and Joseph Shay Memorial Endowment
76,876
Chapman Family Endowment*
13,634
Community Fund
381,537
Dave Neale Memorial and Trinity Neale Endowment*
12,061
David Wood and Jean Bleakley Endowment*
10,927
Derkaz/Derby Family Endowment
41,437
Don and Irene Rogers Endowment*
8,769
Doreen McCaig Memorial Endowment
104,220
Doug and Donna Adams Family Endowment
29,773
Dr. Tess Trueman Endowment
2,366
Earl and Muriel MacKenzie Family Endowment
16,791
Founders
88,699
Fred and Alice Duck Endowment*
10,343
Gordon and Bev Marshall Family Endowment
21,679
Gordon Priestman Memorial Endowment*
10,552
Harry, Thelma and Patricia May Endowment*
9,614
Higgins Family Endowment
42,864
Howard Johnston Memorial Endowment*
10,562
Ian Duncan and Maureen Stickney Endowment*
10,629
Louise and Sieg Silver Memorial Endowment*
2,069
Lynda Nicholson, Allen Ferguson Endowment*
10,653
Marian and Ralph Segreto Endowment
45,685
Nels and Nellie Latta Memorial Endowment*
8,275
Nina Dickins Family Endowment
21,233
Pat and Peter Cummings/George & Eva Kassa/Patti & Bryan Kassa
22,476
Reid/Wright Families Endowment
13,007
Sheldon and Karen Pukas Family Endowment*
18,359
Tom and Elsie Brighouse Family Endowment
28,356
Ulrick and Margarete Schoene Family Endowment*
14,144
White/Johnson Endowment*
10,343

Donor Preference

The donor has included in their bequest a preference to the types of projects they would prefer to support and the SCF Board endeavors to meet that criteria.
Browne Johnson Legacy
86,488
Enid Finn Memorial
15,203
Gerry and Rita Chu Family Endowment
22,680
Gertrude and Ludwig Klein Memorial
80,597
Lloyd and Dorothy Askew Family Endowment
248,141
Margot Hewitt, Dr. Melany Dyer Endowment
24,939
Molly Bell Endowment
11,584
Paul and Jane Burrows Endowment
34,128
Rick and Linda Hirtle Family Endowment
12,155
Rosemarie’s Fund
25,238
Shuswap Coordinating Training Society Endowment
59,677
Tom Pugh Memorial
10,694
Turner Orchards Endowment
21,250
Wendy and Rod Charlebois Endowment
10,817
Youth Endowment
16,926

Donor Limitation

The donor has selected their fund income be allocated to a field of interest or a specific geographic location within the Shuswap region.
Aileen Gentles Memorial Endowment
12,517
Anonymous Eagle Valley Seniors Endowment
14,315
Bill and Mary Douhaniuk Endowment
69,492
Bob and Marlene Robertson Family Endowment
12,394
C. Norman Barber Endowment
70,009
Carson/Murray Endowment
10,343
Dr. Lee and Jos Penner Family Endowment
1,690
Eagle Valley Communities Endowment
12,609
Edna and Dan MacQuarrie Family Endowment
17,853
Ev Painter Endowment
28,871
Garry Locke Memorial
7,375
Gary W. Carder Endowment Fund
1,035
Geoff and Judith Benson Family Endowment
243,169
Ian and Wendy Clay Endowment
11,152
Jennifer Phillips Memorial
82,662
Joe and Bobbi Johnson Schools Legacy
24,504
John and Ingrid Monk Endowment
132,144
Kyllo Family Endowment
10,577
Landers Family Legacy
10,618
Letham Family Endowment
15,955
Maureen Brass Memorial
3,118
Maurice Gillis Memorial Endowment
12,001
Mickey Petersen Endowment
3,510
Paul and Elvi Pukas Family Endowment
50,693
Potter/Edgell Family Endowment
37,215
Robin Jackson Environmental Endowment
21,822
Rod Bailey Endowment
17,487
SASCU Community Endowment
112,032
SASCU Youth Endowment
20,704
Seniors Project
33,318
Sorrento Lions Club – Catherine Dilworth Memorial Endowment
114,627
Steve Guidone and Jaki Greenhough Endowment
1,052
Wainwright-Mobley Memorial
224,960

Memorial Walkway

The McGuire Lake Memorial Walkway is a lasting way to remember loved ones, honor friends, say thank you and celebrate life. Just a short stroll from the core of Downtown Salmon Arm, McGuire Lake Park is an oasis for all to enjoy its natural beauty. Dotted with benches and picnic tables this is a favourite location to enjoy a picnic or family gathering.
McGuire Lake Memorial Walkway
53,761
Total Discretionary Funds
$3,326,867

Dedicated Funds

Donor Directed

These funds are established by donors who wish to support specific charities or advanced educational pursuits for students through scholarships and bursaries.
Al Neale Bursary
166,445
Beryl Herdan and Al Neale Endowment (CMHA)
23,310
Bill and Mary Douhaniuk Memorial
37,479
Bill and Peggy Kernaghan Family Endowment
1,970
Bill MacDonald Memorial
16,987
Braby Family Endowment
10,761
Brad Jackson Scholarship
23,434
Bruce Hall Memorial Endowment
2,894
Canadian Mental Health Association – Shuswap/Revelstoke Branch
23,298
Centennial Reunion Scholarship
8,385
Clara Anderson Endowment
5,462
Class ’77 – David MacKay Memorial Endowment
9,594
David John Stratton Memorial Bursary
15,780
Dearing Family Endowment
23,931
Denis Marshall and Geoff Leech Memorial Endowment
10,000
Dorothy Longdo Memorial
142,467
Doug and Donna Adams Museum Endowment
1,142
Douglas Burkitt Memorial
15,401
Elisabeth Thomi Endowment
1,496,911
Eve and Christopher Wright Scholarship
17,141
Fowler/Gomme Family Endowment
27,776
Frank and Rita Smuin Memorial Bursary
25,537
Gordon Mackie Endowment
1,034
Henderson Award in International Development
68,919
Jack and Edith Stead Endowment
53,352
Jack and Edith Stead Hospital Endowment
11,340
Janet Pattinson – Shuswap Naturalist Club Bursary
29,438
Lisa Rolland Children’s Literacy
23,511
Lloyd and Joy Johnston Family Endowment
149,932
Loyola Elliott Bursary
8,061
Marie Manson Memorial Art Award
42,097
Morris Bursary Fund for Excellence in Mathematics
58,070
Nayki/Greer Family Endowment
100,543
Nick and Marilyn Brown Family
31,366
Porteous/Mullen Bursary Endowment
35,432
Ready Family Endowment
39,534
Salmon Arm Kinsmen and Kinette Fund
54,345
Salmon Arm Secondary Athletic Endowment
38,706
Sansom Family Endowment Fund
3,105
Shane Gorner Memorial Endowment
21,100
Shuswap Branch, B.C.S.P.C.A. Endowment
117,920
Shuswap Volunteer Firemen’s Association – Cody Davies Memorial Bursary
18,201
Steve Heal Memorial Scholarship
18,798
Susan Latimer Bursary
1,266
Tom Brush Memorial Scholarship
17,880
Tomas Idzan Memorial Bursary
16,142
Walter Ellaschuk Memorial Bursary
39,297
Wayne Williamson Memorial
7,074
Total Donor Directed
$3,112,569

Agency

Charitable agencies in the Shuswap have established their own funds to provide a means of self sustainability. A donor may wish to support a favorite agency by directing a gift to that organization’s endowment fund.
Administration Endowment
87,508
Anglican Parish of Salmon Arm – Sicamous Endowment
30,419
City of Salmon Arm Endowment
234,700
Seniors Resource Centre – Fletcher Park Endowment
27,426
North Okanagan-Shuswap School District Endowment
84,570
Okanagan College Foundation
157,805
Okanagan Regional Library (Shuswap) Endowment
5,524
Royal Canadian Air Cadet 222 Shuswap Squadron Endowment
3,461
SABNES Endowment
15,169
SAFE Society Endowment
16,556
Salmon Arm College Scholarship Trust – George and Nancy Clark
122,595
Salmon Arm College Scholarship Trust – Len O’Neill Memorial
105,778
Salmon Arm College Scholarship Trust – Vicki Hitchen Memorial
94,147
Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association – Peterson Family
78,501
Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association Endowment
181,991
Shuswap Art Gallery Association Endowment
471,401
Shuswap District Arts Council Endowment
60,219
Shuswap District Arts Council Endowment – Blair Borden Memorial
39,179
Administration Endowment
87,508
Shuswap District Arts Council Endowment -T.O.N.A.C.
8,278
Shuswap Hospice Society Endowment
48,913
Shuswap Hospital Foundation Endowment
37,326
Shuswap Theatre Society Endowment
34,826
Sorrento and Area Community Health Centre
14,959
The Shuswap Trail Legacy Fund
10,742
Total Agency
$1,971,993
Total Dedicated Funds
$5,084,562
Total Fund Balances
$8,411,429
Brought to you by the 191 Community Foundations of Canada
Brought to you by the 191 Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada