A Message from the President

24 years ago committed leaders in our community sought to establish a local philanthropic organization that could make an impact for our community through sustainable long term investments.  These visionaries established the Prince George Community Foundation as an independent, volunteer driven charitable organization that brings together the people who care about their community.  The foundation has grown to serve not only the community of Prince George but has partnered with other community foundations across northern BC to further support their efforts.

From that vision, our mission statement:

"We provide the opportunity to make a lasting charitable donation to enhance our community – forever"

The benefits from the Community Foundation were evident from the start - giving something back by:

  • Creating permanent endowment funds
  • Assessing and responding to changing community needs
  • Encouraging philanthropy
  • Granting funds to community specific charities

This is still evident today as we continue to provide a vehicle for the generosity of community-minded individuals in Prince George, and through arrangements with Community Foundations in the surrounding area who want to contribute to life around them, and whose vision for the community extends beyond their lifetime. It offers a unique opportunity to support our community and the surrounding area to share in shaping our community's futures.

The generosity and commitment of our donors has provided over 2.4 million in grants being returned to the community through the charitable sector, in the fields of; arts and culture, education, environment, health, social services and sports and recreation. 

In the same spirit of giving, the Community Foundation is happy to announce an additional $40,000 was given out in the fall of 2018.  This $40,000 is directly related to our Vital Signs initiative that was first reported in the fall of 2017.  This report directly identified 4 key areas of issue: the gap between rich and poor, health and well-being, housing, and people and work. (See the Vital Signs link on our home page)  We believe great value will be achieved by selecting four community organizations who serve the issue areas with these special grants to address the identified areas of need.  

Prince George and our surrounding communities provide many benefits to the families in this area and the Prince George Community Foundation is very proud to be a part of our Northern Community.