Suspension Announcement – Due to the effects of COVID-19 on Recreation Foundation of British Columbia’s fundraising initiatives, the Board of Directors of the Recreation Foundation of British Columbia have suspended the Grant Cycle for the 2021 year. The Board will meet in the fall of 2021 to determine if a Grant Cycle will be offered in 2022.
The Foundations Grant Program was established in 2011 to provide support to non profit organizations active in the areas of recreation, sports, parks, culture the environment, associated education. Since the inception of the Grant Program the Foundation has granted over $600,000 in total funding to organizations across British Columbia. In 2019, the Foundation approved some $94,000 in grants to deserving organizations listed below.
Recreation Foundation of British Columbia Board member look forward to the ability to return to fundraising initiatives in the near future and to hopefully open up a Grant Cycle in the 2022 year. Please check our website for updates in the late fall of 2021 for updates.
RECREATION FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS
The Board of Directors of the Recreation Foundation of British Columbia is
pleased to announce the recipients of the funding through our 2019 Grant Program.
BRITISH COLUMBIA RECREATION AND PARKS ASSOCIATION
In addition to the Grant Program, the Recreation Foundation also supports the work of the BCRPA on an annual basis. In 2020, the Foundation gave $10,000 in funding to the BCRPA to support its programs, services and advocating based on interest earned in the Vancouver Foundation managed Endowment Fund.
Your Funding Contributions at Work!
2019 GRANT AWARD RECIPIENT IMPACT STATEMENTS
Enable Program for Children and Youth
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Center Society
I want to express my deep gratitude for the support from the BC Recreation (Foundation) for our annual Youth Strides Summer Camp! It truly is a life changing experience for newcomer youth who leave camp with greater confidence, new connections, and a deeper sense of community. With the funds from BC Recreation Foundation, we will be able to take 25 youth to camp where they learn new skills, build connections with community leaders, and foster meaningful relationships with other youth who share similar experiences, all while enjoying a classic Canadian camping experience!
The Morse Creek Restoration Project
Alouette River Management Society
The Morse Creek restoration project is a great example of community collaboration and stewardship of a high-use local park and stream. ARMS has been in partnership with Eric Langton Elementary School since 2017 delivering free environmental workshops centered on stream health in this area.” said Greta Borick-Cunningham, Executive Director of ARMS. “This is a great way for us to continue to connect with more of our future generation for the good of Alouette River and those small creeks which feed it. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our funders Pacific Salmon Foundation, Mustang Survival and the Recreation Foundation of B.C. Impact Statement:
Go Girls and Game-On Group Mentoring
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley
On behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, I want to send a heartfelt thank you for supporting our Go Girls and Game On group mentoring programs. These programs promote active living, balanced eating, and positive self-image and ensure that children in our community have access to positive, healthy role models. Funding from the Recreation Foundation of BC will help us bring these programs to more than 200 children throughout the school year. Your contribution will make a lasting impact on our community.