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The Bowen Island Community Foundation creates a capacity for the betterment of the Island community by attracting and managing flow through and endowment funds.
To be a trusted, accountable and transparent philanthropic community leader that gives back to our Island community through collaborative engagement.
- 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!
Left to right: Tina Nielsen, Librarian, Kim Stephens and Joanne Gassman (BI Community Foundation Directors) and Jacqueline Massey (ED BI Arts Council)
A large crowd of Bowen Islanders as well as MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and MLA Jordan Sturdy met at the library last month to celebrate the successful fundraising efforts of the Bowen Island Library and Arts Council. With $950,000 in the bank to cover the cost of construction, the building of the addition to the library, known as the Cove Commons, will start as soon as possible.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The Board of the Bowen Island Community Foundation has approved $30,000 from its Community Impact Fund to be distributed as 2017 grants for community projects that benefit Bowen Island and its residents. The minimum grant amount to be awarded is $2,500 and the maximum amount is $15,000.
Application package and more information here