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Community Impact

100% of grants give immediate help
in the qathet region

All Community Foundation grants are distributed each year to support and enrich all of the area within the qathet Regional District – activating essential programs and services that would otherwise not be available. We support a community-based approach and accountability measures to distribute funding and maximize impact. By engaging all sectors and causes in our region, we are uniquely positioned to identify opportunities and support emerging needs.

Being a member of the Community Foundations of Canada, we have been able to access many Federal and Provincial Grant Programs. These include:

2020 Community Response Fund – a Federal Government fund created to respond to the COVID pandemic. $184,000 was allocated to charities in the qathet region.

2023 Community Services Recovery Fund – a Federal Government Fund to assist charities to recover from the pandemic and improve their ability to respond to future challenges. $164,000 was distributed in the qathet region.

PRCF Grant Recipients

As the charity dedicated to supporting other charities, PRCF works in partnership with donors to fund programs, services, and projects for the more than 50 registered charities in the Powell River Area. We are only limited by the will and imagination of our donors, and the groups and people we support in the community.

Our view of community is broad and inclusive – and we provide grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives to reflect that perspective. Since 2001, we have returned more than $500,000 to the community in the form of grants.

New to us this year (2024) we can now offer from 4 to 8 Scholarships to our local students yearly.

Hear from Our Recipients

These stories are just a sampling of the substantial improvements we’ve been able to support in our community.

The Powell River Community Foundation awarded six organizations with cheques at a ceremony December 19, 2023, for a total of $32,658 in grants. Awardees included: Four Tides Hospice Society; Friends of qathet; Powell River Therapeutic Riding Association; qathet Film Society; Powell River Sunset Homes Society and Powell River Salmon Society. (Photo credit: ....)

Recipients by year:

  • Academy of Music  
  • qathet Film Society
  • Sunset Homes
  • Therapeutic Riding
  • Powell River Salmon Society – Alex Dobler Centre, Lang Creek Accessibility, from Aphasia fund
  • qathet film society – 2024 Film Camp for Youth
  • Powell River Salmon Society – Pacific Salmon Educational Outreach Program
  • Powell River Therapeutic Riding – Purchase of New Equestrian Helmets
  • Four Tides Hospice Society – Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers: An Intensive Training Program
  • Powell River Sunset Homes Society 1998 – Centennial Home Unit 2 Refurbishment
  • Texada Island Non-Profit Seniors Housing Society – Website development
  • Texada Island Non-Profit Seniors Housing – Communications and Strategy and Implementation
  • Powell River Film Society – PRFF Youth and Film Festivals
  • Town-site Jazz – Highlighting Local Talent
  • Pacific International Summer Music Association – Bringing a Deserving Student to PRISMA 2023
  • Seniors Citizens Association of B.C. Branch 49 – Freezer Room Floor
  • Miklat Recovery Society – Purchase of Van
  • PRISMA – Youth Exchange Program
  • Powell River Film Society – Youth Ambassador Program
  • Powell River Salvation Army – Food and Clothing Programs
  • Powell River SPCA – Spay and Neuter Program
  • Powell River Therapeutic Riding Association – Purchase of Therapy Horse
  • Powell River Sr Society – Mobility Project – Willingdon Creek Village Wheelchairs
  • Two high school student scholarships
  • Le Club Bon Accueil Society – Forest Exploration Park Development Project
  • Powell River Film Society – Youth Adventure in Film Camp
  • Powell River Salvation Army – Food and Clothing Programs
  • Tla’Amin Nation – Tribal Journey 2022
  • Townsite Heritage Society – Capturing Stories of Historic Townsite Project
  • Two high school student scholarships
  • Friends of Film Society Powell River – 2020 Youth Film Project
  • Friends of Powell River  – Anonymous Helpers (food and clothing program)
  • PR Academy of Music – Fire Retardant Backdrops
  • PR Hospice Society – End of Life Planning
  • Project PRISMA – Promotional Materials
  • PR Senior’s Society – Commercial Potato Peeler
  • PR United Church – Monday Night Pasta Dinner
  • Townsite Heritage Society – House Histories and Heritage Vol IV

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Photos by: Chris Carnel, Kathy Tait, Don McLeod, Dave Hodgins