Peter Legge Literacy Endowment Fund

Description of donor:

Peter Legge Literacy Endowment Fund

Peter Legge is an inspiration to anyone who meets him! He lives his life dream as an internationally acclaimed professional speaker, a bestselling author and as Chairman & CEO of the largest independently owned magazine publishing company in Western Canada – Canada Wide Media Limited. He is a community leader, tirelessly devoting his time to many worthwhile organizations and a past Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade.

For more than 40 years, Peter Legge has embodied the gutsy spirit of the entrepreneur. A savvy businessman with an uncanny ability to identify opportunities, Peter successfully developed what began as a small-circulation television listings magazine called TV Weekinto the foundation for a top Canadian enterprise.

Purpose of Fund:

The Peter Legge Literacy Endowment Fund was established in 2009 by philanthropist, publisher, author and motivational speaker Peter Legge, the Coquitlam Foundation's honorary chair.

The fund is designed to provide enhanced educational and literacy opportunities for students and their families in School District 43.Uses of this fund will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Grants for the purpose of specialized learning tools or equipment to enable students to enhance their learning abilities
  2. Grants for support of projects that encourage students at all levels to participate more fully and successfully in their education.
  3. Grants for the creation of local literacy and/or adult learning opportunities.


Available to organizations:

  1. Who are on the Canada Revenue Agency’s List of Charities
  2. Whose activities are of benefit to the residents of Coquitlam
  3. Who meet the criteria above.

How to apply for this fund:

Each year, between early December and Mid-February, the Coquitlam Foundation accepts applications for its various funds. We will accept applications for this fund at that time through our application process.

2020 Community Grant Application

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 "Peter Legge Literacy Endowment 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.