SUPPORTING THE ARTS & CULTURE
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The BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) is proud to be a member of a national network of 191 Community Foundations across Canada. While each Foundation works independently, all are committed to making a lasting difference in their respective communities / regions! This is accomplished by providing philanthropic donors with flexible, efficient and tax-effective ways of ensuring their charitable giving generates maximum impacts.
The concept of a community foundation is delightfully simple – it is a charitable framework to build, over time, substantial and permanent endowment funds (through contributions both large and small). Since these contributions are “endowed”, the principal is never spent – instead, they are invested to produce “income”. That earned income is annually distributed to support a diversity of charitable needs – from environmental initiatives to arts and culture, at-risk-population sectors, youth, families, seniors and more… all within your local community / region… forever!
Like other community foundations, the BCICF does not generally engage in its own programming. Rather, we support new or existing programs of other non-profit organizations and agencies. For over three decades we have worked with Donors to set up individual funds (in your name or that of a loved one) with total flexibility on how you would like to determine the charitable benefits. Other Donors choose to contribute to a variety of existing funds – set up for particular purposes. Educational scholarships form an important element of many of these types of funds. The BCICF also has a “general endowment fund” with income distributed by our Board of Directors to changing needs and opportunities.
We are governed by locally selected volunteers, from a broad cross-section of expertise, who are knowledgeable about about their communities and have passion for ensuring quality of life for all residents.
All contributions are tax-deductible.
Whatever your charitable intentions, we offer the flexibility to achieve them through the BC Interior Community Foundation’s sustainable philanthropic management. Please consider becoming a Donor, a Corporate Supporter or Member! You can make a difference in your community in the Thompson, Nicola and South Cariboo region with a one-time donation or a monthly donation using your credit card through CanadaHelps.
MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Give Today, Grow Tomorrow Fundraiser
Our annual fundraiser dinner is slated for September 23rd at the Colombo Lodge.
Funds from the dinner will be used to support charitable organizations and bursaries/scholarships in the communities of the Thompson, Nicola and South Cariboo. The theme of this years dinner is GIVE TODAY, GROW TOMORROW. Donations, large or small, live on in perpetuity as the principal is endowed with only the income generated from the funds used to assist our communities.