Giving Back to Bowen

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Mission

The Bowen Island Community Foundation creates a capacity for the betterment of the Island community by attracting and managing flow through and endowment funds.

Vision

To be a trusted, accountable and transparent philanthropic community leader that gives back to our Island community through collaborative engagement.

Guiding Principles

  • To be open, accountable and ethical
  • To partner strategically across a wide mandate
  • To enable and promote charitable giving
  • To respond responsibly and proactively to community needs

The Bowen Island Community Foundation allows you to give back to Bowen

The Bowen Island Community Foundation was established by and for the community in 2002 with the aim of building and managing endowment funds to support the artistic, cultural, educational, recreational and social well-being of residents on Bowen Island. Our endowment funds include the main Bowen Island Community Impact Fund and named funds that support specific community projects (arts, the environment, seniors) and post-secondary study. Our funds grow through donations large and small, and through bequests — $1,200,000 and growing.

The Foundation distributes the interest earned from the endowment funds back to Bowen Island to help build a more vibrant, sustainable community. As each endowment fund grows, so does our ability to give money to important local projects. Since we started making grants in 2004, we have granted back to Bowen Island over $150,000.

In 2015/16 we granted $50,000!


An evening of celebration

Join us on Friday, April 28th to celebrate community and all that we’ve worked together for over the past year!




Community celebrates our community playground

Principal Scott Slater and members of the BICS PAC speak at the opening ceremony for the playground (photo by Kim Stephens)

At the BICS Community Playground grand opening on Wednesday, April 12 it was evident that playgrounds bring out the kid in all of us.

After two years of fundraising, planning and working together the Community School Association (CSA) would like to thank the individuals who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially launch the three new playground pieces: