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.


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.


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


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.


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 2021


Endowment Funds

Market Value as at June 30, 2023

Discretionary Funds


Unrestricted 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 Memorial Endowment
Brooke, Downs, Vennard LLP Endowment
Brooke, Jackson, Downs Endowment
Catherine and Joseph Shay Memorial Endowment
Chapman Family Endowment
Dave Neale Memorial and Trinity Neale Endowment
David Wood and Jean Bleakley Endowment
Derkaz/Derby Family Endowment
Don and Irene Rogers Endowment
Doreen McCaig Memorial Endowment
Doug and Donna Adams Family Endowment
Dr. Tess Trueman Endowment
Earl and Muriel MacKenzie Family Endowment
Founders Fund
Fred and Alice Duck Endowment
Gordon and Bev Marshall Family Endowment
Gordon Priestman Memorial Endowment
Harry, Thelma and Patricia May Endowment
Henderson Family Endowment
Higgins Family Endowment
Howard Earl Johnston Memorial Endowment
Ian Duncan and Maureen Stickney Endowment
Jeff, Anne, and Vanessa Nakagawa Endowment
Jennifer Phillips Memorial
Karen Angove Endowment
Louise and Sieg Silver Memorial Endowment
Lynda Nicholson, Allen Ferguson Endowment
Margot Hewitt, Dr. Melany Dyer Endowment
Marian and Ralph Segreto Endowment
Nancy and George Clark Memorial Fund
Nels and Nellie Latta Memorial Endowment
Nina Dickins Family Endowment Fund
Pat and Peter Cummings/George and Eva Kassa/Patti and Bryan Kassa Endowment Fund
Reid/Wright Families Endowment
Rob Nash Memorial Endowment Fund
Rosemarie and Roy Farquhar Endowment
SCF Community Fund
Sheldon and Karen Pukas Family Endowment
Shuswap Community Foundation Emergency Response Fund
Sue and Ron Arnold Endowment Fund
Tom and Elsie Brighouse Family Endowment
Ulrich and Margarete Schoene Family Endowment
White/Johnson Endowment
Women Who Wine Society Fund
Total Unrestricted

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
Allan and Rosemary Wilson Preserving Memories Fund
Anneli Long/Deo Lutheran Endowment
Anonymous Eagle Valley Seniors Endowment
Betty Jean Derkaz Memorial Fund
Bill and Mary Douhaniuk Endowment
Bob and Marlene Robertson Family Endowment
C. Norman Barber Endowment
Carson/Murray Endowment
Charlotte Hunter Endowment
Colin Molnar Memorial Endowment
Dr. Lee and Jos Penner Family Endowment
Eagle Valley Communities Endowment
Edna and Dan MacQuarrie Family Endowment
Ev Painter Endowment
Garry Locke Memorial
Gary W. Carder Endowment Fund
Geoff and Judith Benson Family Endowment
Ian and Wendy Clay Endowment
Joe and Bobbi Johnson Schools Legacy
John and Ingrid Monk Endowment
Kyllo Family Endowment
Landers Family Legacy
Letham Family Endowment
Maureen Brass Memorial
Maurice Gillis Memorial Endowment
Memorial Walkway Fund
Mickey Petersen Endowment
Paul and Elvi Pukas Family Endowment
Potter/Edgell Family Endowment
Robin Jackson Environmental Endowment
Rod Bailey Endowment
SASCU Community Endowment
SASCU Youth Endowment
Sorrento Lions Club – Catherine Dilworth Memorial Endowment
Steve Guidone and Jaki Greenhough Endowment
Wainwright-Mobley Memorial Endowment
Total Donor Limitation
Total Discretionary Funds

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
Beryl Herdan and Al Neale Endowment
Bill and Peggy Kernaghan Family Endowment
Bill MacDonald Memorial
Braby Family Endowment
Brad Jackson Scholarship
Brother John Fleming Memorial Fund
Bruce and Trudy Hall Memorial Endowment
Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap/Revelstoke Branch
Centennial Reunion Scholarship
Clara Anderson Endowment
Class of ’77 – David MacKay Memorial Endowment
David John Stratton Memorial Bursary
Dearing Family Endowment
Denis Marshall and Geoff Leech Memorial Endowment
Dorothy Longdo Memorial Bursary
Doug and Donna Adams Museum Endowment
Douglas Burkitt Memorial
Elisabeth Thomi Endowment
Eve and Christopher Wright Scholarship
Fay Kelley-Mackie Family Trust
Fowler/Gomme Family Endowment
Frank and Rita Smuin Memorial Bursary
Glenn and Judith Borthistle Endowment
Henderson Award in International Development
Jack and Edith Stead Endowment
Jack and Edith Stead Hospital Endowment
Janet Pattinson – Shuswap Naturalist Club Bursary
Julia/Fred Endowment
Kuna Family Endowment
Larson Family Endowment
Lisa Rolland Children’s Literacy
Lloyd and Joy Johnston Family Endowment
Loretta Zinck Greenough Endowment
Lori Anthony Pet Assistance Fund
Loyola Elliott Bursary
Margaret & Ronald Willey Memorial
Marie Manson Memorial Art Award
Mark Corbett Memorial Endowment
Nancy Leatherdale Memorial Fund
Nayki/Greer Family Endowment
Nick and Marilyn Brown Family
Pat & Al Munholland Family Endowment
Porteous/Mullen Bursary Endowment
Ralph & Jean Smith Memorial Endowment Fund
Ready Family Endowment
Robert Morris Bursary for Excellence in Mathematics
Salmon Arm Folk Music Society Fine Arts Development Fund
Salmon Arm Kinsmen and Kinette Fund
Salmon Arm Métis Association Bursary Fund
Salmon Arm Secondary Athletic Endowment
Sansom Family Endowment Fund
Shane Gorner Memorial Endowment
Sharon Besler and Robert Baker Endowment
Sholinder Family Endowment
Shuswap Branch, BCSPCA Endowment
Shuswap Volunteer Firemen’s Association – Cody Davies Memorial Bursary
Steve Heal Memorial Scholarship
Susan Latimer Memorial Bursary
The Hana & Glen Larson Endowment Fund
Tom Brush Memorial Scholarship
Tomas Idzan Memorial Bursary
Walter Ellaschuk Memorial Bursary
Wayne Williamson Memorial
Total Donor Directed


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.
5th Avenue Seniors’ Centre Endowment Fund
Administration Endowment
Anglican Parish of Salmon Arm – Sicamous Endowment
Arts Council for the South Shuswap
Caravan Farm Theatre Endowment
City of Salmon Arm Endowment
Eagle Bay Community Association Endowment
Morris Okanagan Regional Library (Salmon Arm Branch) Children’s Fund
North Okanagan-Shuswap School District Endowment
Okanagan College Foundation
Okanagan Regional Library (Shuswap) Endowment
Royal Canadian Air Cadet 222 Shuswap Squadron Endowment
SABNES Endowment
SAFE Society Endowment
Salmon Arm Art Gallery Endowment Fund
Salmon Arm College Scholarship Fund – George and Nancy Clark
Salmon Arm College Scholarship Trust – Len O’Neill Memorial
Salmon Arm College Scholarship Trust – Vicki Hitchen Memorial
Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association – Peterson Family
Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association Endowment
Seniors’ Resource Centre Society – Fletcher Park
Shuswap District Arts Council Endowment
Shuswap District Arts Council Endowment – Blair Borden Memorial
Shuswap District Arts Council Endowment – TONAC Fund
Shuswap Hospice Society Endowment
Shuswap Hospital Foundation Endowment
Shuswap Theatre Society Endowment
Sorrento and Area Community Health Centre
The Adams River Salmon Society Endowment
The Shuswap Society for Arts & Culture Endowment Fund
The Shuswap Trail Legacy Fund
Total Agency
Total Dedicated Funds
Total Fund Balance
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