Coquitlam Foundation announces scholarship, bursary and grant winners

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 COQUITLAM — The Coquitlam Foundation is distributing almost $50,000 to recipients of scholarships, bursaries and grants this year. “We are extremely pleased that, despite these trying economic times, we have been able to continue our efforts to build Coquitlam’s social infrastructure and to support so many worthy recipients,” Coquitlam Foundation chair Colleen Talbot said in announcing this year’s recipients. Grant recipients for 2008-09 are: Kidsport BC ($3,500); PoCoMo Youth ($3,500); Children of the Street Society ($3,500); […]

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Coquitlam Foundation now accepting nominations to fill board and committee positions

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 The Coquitlam Foundation is accepting nominations from community-minded residents to fill board and committee positions. Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. The Foundation: Exercises philanthropic leadership in identifying and addressing community needs and opportunities; Attracts and manages charitable gifts of cash, bonds, shares, pledges, bequests, and life insurance as permanent endowments; Invests these pooled funds prudently for the benefit of the community wellness, including arts and culture, community services, education, health, […]

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Coquitlam Foundation announces funding intentions for 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009 The Coquitlam Foundation has announced that, despite the challenging economic times, it intends to distribute funds in 2009 at approximately the same level as in recent years. This comes as good news to the many local organizations and individuals that look forward to receiving assistance from the non-profit foundation, which has served Coquitlam since 1992. Last month, Community Foundations of Canada reported that its survey of 160 foundations found that 90 percent were planning to continue […]

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Coquitlam Foundation moves to new level with Executive Director contract

Friday, October 31, 2008 The Coquitlam Foundation is pleased to announce that it has contracted with consultant Laurel Lawson to provide Executive Director services. Founded in 1992, the Coquitlam Foundation is a federally registered charity whose purpose is to act as a catalyst and resource for philanthropy throughout Coquitlam. The Foundation has distributed $475,000 to charitable organizations and individuals since 1992, including $91,000 in grants and bursaries during the past fiscal year. The Coquitlam Foundation currently manages charitable funds worth […]

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Coquitlam Foundation moves to new level with Executive Director contract

Friday, October 31, 2008 The Coquitlam Foundation is pleased to announce that it has contracted with consultant Laurel Lawson to provide Executive Director services. Founded in 1992, the Coquitlam Foundation is a federally registered charity whose purpose is to act as a catalyst and resource for philanthropy throughout Coquitlam. The Foundation has distributed $475,000 to charitable organizations and individuals since 1992, including $91,000 in grants and bursaries during the past fiscal year. The Coquitlam Foundation currently manages charitable funds worth […]

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Coquitlam Foundation looking to grow with addition of first staffer

Thursday, August 28, 2008 A non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Coquitlam will hire its first paid staffer this fall thanks to a short but successful campaign that raised more than $100,000 for the cause. The Coquitlam Foundation — which aims to respond to the unmet needs of residents by attracting, managing and distributing financial contributions — hopes to have a part-time executive director in place by November. The candidate should have a good knowledge of […]

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