Powell River Community Foundation is a local foundation created by and for the people of the City and Regional District of Powell River. We are here to help individuals and groups make an ongoing difference in their community. Established in 2001, the Powell River Community Foundation is one of more than 178 community foundations in Canada today. We serve the geographic area of School District 47, offering people a variety of ways to make a difference in our community through philanthropic giving. Since 2001, the Foundation has granted over a quarter of a million dollars to local charities.


Our Vision

To enhance our vibrant community and optimize quality of life for all by providing a prosperous tomorrow for generations to come.


Our Mission

To foster a spirit of giving to build a capital fund as a permanent legacy  and distribute its earnings wisely in response to needs within our community.

Our Values

We will conduct our affairs with compassion, integrity, accountability, accessibility, openness, collaboration, responsiveness, and innovation.

Board of Directors

Joan Baker

"For good, forever."  I am excited to be a part of the Powell River Community Foundation.  I love that we get to give back to this amazing community that has been so good to me for the past 37 years, and help to build a lasting legacy.  


Kathy Bowes

“What I love most about the Powell River Community Foundation is the end result it offers to the community, a lasting legacy. That’s why I am part of it!”

Ross Cooper

"I truly believe a society is measured by how it treats its most vulnerable, and growing a strong community foundation is one way we can continue to serve those in need. With growth comes more ability to grant more funds to other deserving non-profit organizations that are doing great work here. We live in a wonderful community that I am both thankful for, and feel blessed to be a part of. Support the community foundation and you help make Powell River even stronger."

Susan Cooper

Why do I donate to the Powell River Community Foundation? Community foundations play a crucial role in helping people give back to their community in meaningful ways. We connect people, families and groups with causes that inspire them. We pool resources, knowledge and expertise, working with others for even greater impact.


Shirley Court

Michael Matthews


Alston Miller


Jeff Sauvé

To live a life of purpose requires us to care and devote ourselves to something bigger than ourselves.  Leaving a legacy has always been a top priority for myself.  I have found that entity in the Powell River Community Foundation.  The people involved care about making a difference in our community.  We have a responsibility of leaving the world a better place from which we entered.  Never underestimate the power of giving.  

Real Sigouin

"Powell River is a wonderful community & I love living here…Powell Riverites have been very good to us over the last 40+ years and as such, it is important to me to leave a lasting legacy through PRCF; along with that, I love educating others to do the same, so that in together we can make an enormous impact."

Tim Wall

Contact us:


Tel: 604-483-8678

Find us: 

PO Box 335

Powell River, BC, V8A 5C2



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Powell River Community