For the last 26 years, the Prince George Community Foundation has proudly held a community inspired approach in supporting the evolution of a growing community. The foundation continues to forge new connections, broaden our view of philanthropy, and support legacies of giving. Endowment funds are at the core of each grant and through careful investment and administration, and with each grant awarded, the foundation continues to earn the trust of the community that it serves.
In this spirit, one of the new partnerships we formed this year came about as the world watched the tragedies in Ukraine unfold and while we felt so far away, we also knew we had the ability to make a difference. Partnering with Share Hope, we quickly pivoted our annual “PG Live” celebration into a fundraising event to help raise funds for displaced Ukrainian families, and welcome them to Prince George. The event was a success, and we continued with this partnership of giving throughout the year.
Another partnership we are proud to continue to be part of has been with Community Foundations of Canada, and the initiatives they have provided to other communities, such as Canada Healthy Community Initiative, granting to organizations to become more resourceful and resilient in improvising temporary and longer-lasting solutions to the challenges of COVID-19.
Through the numerous collaborations, new and continued, we were able to grant a total of $1.765 million into our Northern Community this year.
We should all be proud of our commitment to community through this generosity.
In the months moving forward, as we plan for the future, we will continue to explore what our community needs from us, while adapting to the changes all around us.
The Foundation remains steadfast in its support for our charitable sector and the evolving needs of our city, and we will continue to ask ourselves:
How can we best serve our community?