The Coquitlam Foundation is involved with and supports many, many events throughout the year. As part of our committment to the community, we prefer to keep our own events to a minimum in order to support others.
There are four main events that the Coquitlam Foundation is involved with:
ANNUAL AWARDS CELEBRATION
The public is invited to participate in our annual Awards Celebration. In January each year, a call for applications goes out to the public and community groups in the Tri-Cities. A grants and bursary review committee convenes to evaluate applications. In late spring of each year, the Coquitlam Foundation holds an awards ceremony where $50,000+ in grant, bursary and scholarship cheques are awarded to the successful applicants. The Evergreen Cultural Centre has graciously hosted this event for many years.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Usually the second Thursday of September, the AGM is a chance to share news on the success of the prior year and plans for the coming year.
The Coquitlam Foundation board takes pride in ensuring that donation dollars are dedicated almost exclusively to the purpose for which they have been donated. To make this possible, however, the Foundation must then fundraise to cover the cost of operations. The annual Gala usually takes place in October, giving the Coquitlam Foundation a chance to announce new funds, raise money for operational costs and to celebrate local philanthropy. In the past three years, the Gala was held at the Red Robinson Show Theatre.
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY (November 15th)
The Coquitlam Foundation is one of the Community Foundations of Canada and works with other foundations and charitable organizations to raise awareness of, and to celebrate, local philanthropy. Events for National Philanthropy Day vary year by year. Please watch our home page for information on upcoming events.
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When your heart tells you it's time to help people in your community, but your head doesn't know where to turn, it's time to look to the Coquitlam Foundation. We're your hometown partner in philanthropy, helping you help your neighbours through charitable initiatives as simple as a one-time donation to our general fund or as profound as the establishment of an endowment fund. Look to the Coquitlam Foundation when you're looking to help.