If you were considering donating to Quesnel Community Foundation (QCF), now is the perfect time.
An anonymous donor has pledged to match all donations made before Dec. 31, 2015 up to $50,000.
This means your donation to the Community Foundation Endowment Fund could actually be doubled.
QCF is optimistic the community will step up and help make the $100,000 addition possible.
“The generous citizens, local governments and businesses have really supported our foundation since inception in 2001,” Foundation president Bob Lebeck said.
“Quesnel Community Foundation offers a way for families, businesses and governments to make a lasting contribution to the future of our community.”
Over the last 15 years, proceeds from the endowment fund have enabled QFC to hand out more than $350,000 in grants to various local community non-profit groups.
The criteria for these grants includes being local to the Quesnel area, must be non-profit and their project must be a long-term benefit to the community in terms of a physical project.
The 2016 grant process begins in November and those selected to receive a QCF grant are notified in time for the Spring Gala in April. Projects must be completed in the current calendar year.
All the information for applying for a grant are available on QCF’s website, www.quesnelfoundation.ca.
Over the years, the endowment fund has grown to $2 million which never gets spent. Grants are handed out each year based on the interest generated by the fund.
Those looking to make a donation to this exceptionally worthy foundation and wish to take advantage of the anonymous matching donor’s funds before Dec. 31, 2015, can do so by contacting any of the directors (listed on the website www.quesnelfoundation.ca), contact Bob Lebeck, 250-249-5590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.