Impact

Every grant made by PCCF tells a story of a need that is filled. Sometimes a grant buys equipment, sometimes a grant provides a recreation opportunity, and sometimes a grant allows an agency to start a new program or redevelop an existing one. Each grant we make touches lives of individuals in Port Coquitlam.

2023
  • 6 PCCF Community Grants
  • 3 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Bursaries
  • 2 Community Cultural Development Investment Program Grants (in partnership with City of Port Coquitlam)
  • 4 Capital Matching Grants (in partnership with City of Port Coquitlam)
  • 11 Wesbild LIFT Scholarships
  • 4 Community Service Recovery Fund Grants (Federal Fund)

2021
  • 6 PCCF Community Grants
  • 3 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Bursary
  • 4 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Grant
  • 1 Wilson Family Fund Grant
  • 21 Wesbild LIFT Scholarship

2019
  • 7 PCCF Community Grants
  • 3 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Bursary
  • 1 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Grant
  • 22 Wesbild LIFT Scholarship

2017
  • 6 PCCF Community Grants
  • 2 Lacrosse Bursary
  • 2 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Bursary
  • 1 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Grant
  • 1 Wesbild LIFT Scholarship

2015
  • 6 PCCF Community Grants
  • 2 Lacrosse Bursaries

2022
  • 12 PCCF Community Grants
  • 4 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Bursaries
  • 5 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Grants
  • 10 Community Cultural Development Investment Program Grants (in partnership with City of Port Coquitlam)
  • 4 Capital Matching Grants (in partnership with City of Port Coquitlam)
  • 22 Wesbild LIFT Scholarships

2020
  • 1 Vital Signs
  • 20 COVID19 Community Response Grant
  • 28 Emergency Community Response Fund Grant
  • 6 PCCF Community Grants
  • 3 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Bursary
  • 3 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Grant
  • 17 Wesbild LIFT Scholarship

2018
  • 5 PCCF Community Grants
  • 2 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Bursary
  • 2 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Grant
  • 22 Wesbild LIFT Scholarship

2016
  • 5 PCCF Community Grants
  • 1 Lacrosse Bursary
  • 4 Theatre Society Legacy Fund Bursary

2014
  • 6 PCCF Community Grants
  • 2 Lacrosse Bursaries

Covid-19 Community Response Fund

Port Coquitlam Community Foundation collaborated with Coquitlam Foundation and Port Moody Foundation to activate a Tri-Cities Community Response Fund with funding help from Vancouver Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and money raised by donors at our Stay at Home Gala.

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Together the Tri-Cities Community Foundations have deployed nearly $650,000 in funds to charities in the Tri-Cities.

  • Coquitlam Search and Rescue Society – COVID19 Safety Equipment
  • Coquitlam Search and Rescue Society – Search and Rescue COVID Safety Training Practices
  • Food Bank On Wheels – Home delivery of perishable & non-perishable food hampers
  • Hope for Freedom Society – Funding residential treatment of drugs and alcohol addition for homeless or individuals living in poverty
  • House of Omeed – Biweekly food baskets to refugee and newcomer families
  • Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial – Funding for Starfish Pack Program providing weekly back pack of food to children from homes struggling with food security
  • Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities – Monthly food support for Warm Place for Women clients
  • School District No.43 Coquitlam – MoreSports Port Coquitlam – Opportunties for youth who otherwise would not have access to play sports
  • School District No.43 Coquitlam – Food support for vulnerable students in Port Coquitlam
  • The Wilson Seniors Advisory Association – Farmer’s Market Coupon Subsidy Program for seniors and single parents
  • The People’s Pantry Food Recovery Society – Tri-Cities food recover and redistribution to help families free up financial resources for other concrete needs
  • Tri-City Transitions Society – Keep Calm and Turn off the Coffee Maker – virtual socializing support for vulnerable parents and caregives with children ages zero to six
  • Backpack Buddies – Weekly meal pack delivery to over 50 vulnerable children in Port Coquitlam reaching the children who need us most through our school and community partners
  • Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland – Study Buddy program provides no-cost tutoring and mentoring to at-risk youth aged 7-17 from low income families
  • Crossroads Hospice Society – Core operational funding for Inlet Centre Hospice
  • Crossroads Hospice Society – Additional cleaning and technology equipment for operation of Hospice
  • Crossroads Hospice Society – Virtualized adult bereavement program for grief and loss support
  • Food Bank On Wheels – Home delivery of perishable & non-perishable food hampers
  • Kinsight Community Society – Digital Adaptation of Services for People with Disabilities
  • New View Society – New View service delivery shifts due to COVID19
  • Paws for Hope Animal Foundation – Aid for vulnerable pet guardians in Port Coquitlam
  • Port Coquitlam Professional Firefighters Charitable Society – School Food Voucher Program
  • Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial – Funding for Starfish Pack Program providing weekly back pack of food to children from homes struggling with food security
  • SHARE Family and Community Services Society – SHARE Food Bank improvement project
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada – Play Packs From Home for chronnically and terminally ill children that are immunocompromised
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. – Technology Program to Support Community Inclusion – loaning technology to vulnerable populations specifically low-income seniors, immigrants and refugees so they access online information and services and enhance their social inclusion
  • The Wilson Centre Seniors Advisory Association – Farmer’s Market Coupon Subsidy Program for seniors and single parents that provides access to healthy, locally grown food
  • Trinity United Church – Safe reopening procedures for their facility that provides space for SHARE’s food bank, Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Catherine’s soup kitchen and BC Housing’s extreme weather shelter
  • YWCA Metro Vancouver – Essential services and resources provided to YWCA Single Mothers’ Support Group Tri-Cities
  • Access Youth Outreach Services Society – Virtual After School Programs; a continuation of COVID-positive programming
  • Backpack Buddies – Weekly meal pack delivery to over 50 vulnerable children in Port Coquitlam reaching the children who need us most through our school and community partners
  • Coquitlam Search and Rescue – Rapid Response E-Bike to allow volunteers search and rescue quicker
  • Crossroads Hospice Society – Virtual Infrastructure funding support
  • Hope for Freedom Society – Funding residential treatment of drugs and alcohol addition for homeless or individuals living in poverty
  • Kinsight Community Society – Virtual & In-Person Services- a re-designed hybrid model for persons with developmental disability, maximizing support while caring for their health, social well-being and vulnerabilities
  • New View Society – Operational support for technology, staff wages and air sterilization
  • Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial – Funding for Starfish Pack Program providing weekly back pack of food to children from homes struggling with food security
  • Talitha Koum Society – COVID19-response supportive counselling for clients and staff, many of whom are living with effect of trauma in their histories
  • The Board of Education – School District 43 – City Connect – Poco provides out-trips for vulnerable students from Port Coqitlam middle school to places in the community, building awareness and connections to the community
  • The YMCA of Greater Vancouver – Funding to provide YMCA Child Care, rent and fee relief to the teen parents who use the program and who have been significantly impacted by COVID19.

Grant Recipients

The 2022 Grant recipients were: Access Youth Outreach Services Society, Backpack Buddies Port Coquitlam, Build a Biz, CERA, DreamRider Productions, Food Bank on Wheels, House of Omeed, International Watercolour Society Canada, James Park PAC, New View Society, Place des Arts, PoCo Arts Council, PoCo Heritage, Polonez Tri-City Polish Association, RJ Kent, Riverside Secondary School, Societe Francophone de Maillardville, The People’s Pantry, TriCity Minor Softball, Tri-City Iranian-Canadian Society, Tri-City Wordsmiths and Volunteer Cancer Drivers

Projects include: Opioid awareness initiatives, weekend meals and snacks for kids, entrepreneurship education for kids, community youth justice program in schools, kids’ enviro-educational program with immersive live theatre, food recovery for hampers, support for high school ‘community-building’ art programs, free live theatre for families, international watercolour festival with art demos and plein air painting, Polish festival, Sizdah Bedar – Iranian Spring festival, French cultural events, delivery of Christmas hampers, ‘age in place’ support for seniors with mental illness, culturally and religiously appropriate food for families in need, free transportation for cancer patients and support for a sensory-rich school playground

The following Art bursaries were awarded to Tri-City students

  • Simon Fraser University, Theatre Performance (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
  • University of Victoria, Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education
  • Capilano University, Musical Theatre program
  • Langara College, Studio 58: Theatre Arts program

The 2021 Grant recipients were: Access Youth Outreach Services Society, Centennial Secondary School, Children of the Street Society (PLEA), DreamRider Productions, House of Omeed, Riverside Secondary School, Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial, PoMo Arts and The People’s Pantry

Projects include: Groceries and cooking classes for at risk youth and families, live musical theatre, sexual exploitation workshops in schools, kids’ enviro-educational program with immersive live theatre, culturally and religiously appropriate food for families in need, support for high school ‘community-building’ art programs, weekend meals and snacks for kids, food recovery for hampers and support for art students to pursue post-secondary art programs

The 2020 Grant recipients were: AssistList Association, Children of the Street Society (PLEA), CERA, DreamRider Productions, Pacific Post Partum Society, Port Coquitlam Arts Council, Riverside & Terry Fox Secondary Schools, Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial, The Wilson Seniors Advisory Association and support for art students to pursue post-secondary art programs

Projects include: Improved access to specialized equipment for seniors and individuals with disabilities, sexual exploitation workshops in schools, community youth justice program in schools, kids’ enviro-educational program with immersive live theatre, telephone & text support for those with postpartum depression and anxiety, pop-up art projects, high school art exhibit, weekend meals and snacks for kids, Farmers Market subsidy program for seniors and support for art students to pursue post-secondary art programs.

The 2019 Grant recipients were: Access Youth Outreach Services Society, Communities Embracing Restorative Action Society, Pacific Post Partum Society, Port Coquitlam 4-H, Port Coquitlam Heritage Society, the Art Department at Riverside and Terry Fox Secondary Schools and Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society.

Projects include: Mobile outreach for youth, Community Youth Justice Program, telephone support for those with postpartum depression and anxiety, youth in agriculture, a scanner for digitizing and sharing over-sized archival documents, support for art students to pursue post-secondary art programs, and supporting free transportation for cancer patients.

The 2018 Grant recipients were: Access Youth Outreach Services Society, Communities Embracing Restorative Action Society, Children of the Street Society, DreamRider Productions and Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society.

Projects Include: Youth Engagement Worker program, Community Youth Justice Program, workshops to protect children from sexual exploitation, activities in local elementary schools to promote water protection and conservation, and supporting free transportation for cancer patients.

The 2017 Grant recipients were: Children of the Street Society, I am Someone, Port Coquitlam Heritage Society, Stroke Recovery Society, Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society and Watershed Watch Salmon Society.

Projects include: Youth workshops on sexual exploitation prevention, TEXT 211 Bullying support call centre, publish a children’s book on the history of Port Coquitlam therapeutic singing program for stroke survivors, supporting free transportation for cancer patients and an education campaign on invasive plant species.

The 2016 Grant recipients were: HUB Cycling, I Am Someone, Pacific Post-Partum Support Society (PPPSS), Tri-City Transitions & West Coast Families Centres

Projects include: supporting road bike safety for children, support for those suffering from bullying, telephone support for pregnant and postpartum mothers dealing with PDD/A, new project to support battered woman through music and expanding a budget gourmet program supporting families living in poverty.

Congratulations to the 2015 Grant recipients: ACCESS, CERA, The Children of the Street Society, Riverside Secondary School, Stroke Recovery Association and Wilson Center.

Projects include: supporting mobile drop in service for youth, education and prevention programs for youth and children about exploitation, community youth justice system, multi-cultural story telling festival, weekly sing-along program for stroke recovery and providing community services for seniors living in isolation.

Congratulations to the 2014 Grant recipients: BC Schizophrenia Society, Children of the Street Society, Compassionate Friends, PoCo Heritage Society, Riverside Secondary and Stroke Recovery Association of B.C.