Scholarships, Grants & Education for future Parks, Recreation & Culture

The Recreation Foundation of BC Endowment Fund

Donate and create a legacy for recreation.

Recreation supports the health of our citizens, protects our environment, and contributes to the economic success of our communities. It matters a lot more than some might think, and many take it for granted. Parks play a unique role in preserving our natural capital while being a destination for British Columbians to connect with nature.

The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) works to ensure the recreation, parks, and culture sector is understood and recognized for the role it plays and vital contributions it makes. Through its advocacy and leadership mandate, the Association champions the work of the sector, pursues opportunities on its behalf, and delivers training, funding, and programming in support of community health goals.

To help the Association continue its mission, The Recreation Foundation of BC raises funds for the BCRPA Endowment Fund. While the fund is currently at $500,000, the goal is to raise $1,000,000. The Foundation provides BCRPA with half of the interest each year to help fund and maintain the work it does.

Contributions to the Endowment Fund may be made through the Vancouver Foundation. Charitable tax receipts for donations exceeding $25 will be issued by the Vancouver Foundation.

How to donate to the RFBC Endowment Fund

  1. Go to the Vancouver Foundation website at:
  2. Select ‘A specific fund held at Vancouver Foundation’
  3. Enter “The Recreation Foundation of British Columbia Fund” and complete the rest of the form.

Thank you for your contributions! We sincerely appreciate it.

The History of the RFBC Endowment Fund

In the early 90s, an Endowment Fund was created by the RFBC to fund activities of the BCRPA once it reached its financial target of $1M. Given the challenging economic times, the target was later revised to $500,000. This was eventually reached and the $1m goal has now been reinstated.

In 2007, the Foundation developed a new and broader purpose beyond the Endowment. The Foundation has preserved the Endowment Fund to assist in sustaining the Association now and into the future and this fund remains distinct from the Foundation’s community grants program.