General

What is a community foundation?

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We’ve welcomed many new folks to our community in recent years and have said goodbye to many friends. With all this turnover, new islanders may not know that Bowen has a community foundation—let alone what it does and how it works. To that end, we thought we’d take a moment to introduce ourselves––we are your Bowen […]

AGM

Community Foundation awards $35,500 in community grants

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  The 2019 Bowen Island Community Foundation’s annual general meeting on April 26 was a celebration for the entire community. The foundation awarded $35,500 to various Bowen charitable organizations and the Knick Knack Nook awarded an additional $40,000 for community initiatives. The foundation also announced new funds: the Kipp Thompson Memorial Bursary and the Bowen […]

2018 Community Impact Grants

2018 Spring Newsletter

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Find out what your Community Foundation has been up to in the 2018 Spring Newsletter: Our Bowen Community Giving Back: Our 2018 Grant Recipients Scholarship Updates Chair’s Report Highlights Treasurer’s Report Highlights 2017 Vital Conversations Featured Artist Estate Planning/Legacy Giving Event Changes at the Foundation

Donations

Heartfelt thanks from the Foundation to our Community

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The Bowen Island Community Foundation is grateful to have been the recipient of recent donations made possible by events organized by fellow Bowen Islanders. Nicholas Bradford Fritz was the force behind a recent vinyl record swap, with support from Barry Thomas, and from Julie Cree and Christophe Langlois of Artisan Eats Café, which raised $333 […]

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Community Foundation Celebrates Bowen’s Generosity

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It was a packed house at Cates Hill Chapel for the Annual General Meeting of the Bowen Island Community Foundation. Arriving guests were greeted by members of the Board and encouraged to enjoy drinks and appetizers, before the festivities began. There was a lot to celebrate. The Foundation received about $180,000 in community donations in […]