In November of 1991 Norm Cook introduced the concept of a Community Foundation for Coquitlam to Gordon Fulton. The two met in a local Greek restaurant to assess the idea and concluded that it was a very valuable project. They set out to find others who might be interested in starting a Community Foundation and by June of 1992 the founders of the Coquitlam Foundation were in place.
The 'Original 6' consisted of:
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.