Mayor’s Community Fund

Description of donor:

Mayor’s Community Fund

Richard was elected to Coquitlam City Council in 2005. He is bilingual (English and French) and has lived all his life in Coquitlam. He was married in 1983 to Anna Rosa; they have four children.

Richard has served his community in the provincial government as MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville 2001-2005; appointed MLA Responsible for Francophone Affairs, member of the Government Caucus Committee on the Economy, and Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Education.

He has extensive experience as a community volunteer in a large number of social, service, environmental, business and community organizations, including:

  • Coquitlam Rotary Club
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Maillardville Lions Club
  • Société Maillardville Uni and Société Biculturelle de Maillardville
  • Local school Parent Advisory Committees
  • Executive, School District 43 Parent Advisory Committee
  • A longstanding member of the Coquitlam Chamber of Commerce

Purpose of Fund:

The Mayor's Community Fund was established in 2010 by Mayor Richard Stewart of Coquitlam. The fund has two goals: to assist needy Coquitlam students; and to distribute grants to institutions or organizations undertaking projects or work, primarily in Coquitlam, that will be of benefit to residents of Coquitlam.


SD43 Grade 12 Student who resides in Coquitlam and also attends secondary school in Coquitlam.

How to apply for this fund:

Each year the Mayor askes the local high schools, Pinetree, Charles Best, Glen Eagle and Centennial, to choose two students, a boy and a girl, for the award.

How to donate to the fund:

There are several ways you can give to the Foundation. To see all the options click on the following link: Giving Options.

There are two popular ways you can donate to this fund. First, a cheque made payable to the Coquitlam Foundation can be sent to:

P.O. Box 64710, Sunwood Square, Coquitlam, BC  V3B 0H1

Include a note that the donation is for the "Mayor’s Community Fund". Donations sent this way of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.

The second way you can donate is through our online donation system, which is provided by Canada Helps, a non-profit organization. Through a fee of 3.5% to cover the cost of the credit card charge Canada Helps will issue you a tax receipt directly for your donations. We thank them for their partnership.