L to R:  Mary Burkholder, Heather Silver, Debbie Simrose, Heather Cross and Kathie LaForge
The Vanderhoof Community Foundation would like to thank, Heather Silver, Debbie Simrose and Heather Cross for being some of the first School District #91 employees to step up and agree to donate to our Foundation through their payroll deduction program.
They all agreed that one of the biggest reasons they chose to sign up was because the Foundation is all about local people supporting a local charity that grants back to local non-profits to support projects in our community that will make Vanderhoof a better place to live, work and play.  They like that their donations will stay in our Endowment Fund earning income forever and only the income from this fund will be directed back to community projects.  All of this and getting a tax deductiblereceipt made their decision a no brainer!
They would like to encourage other School District #91 employees to consider signing up for this program which offers opportunities to donate to a Community Foundation in Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Fort St James and Burns Lake.
For more information, contact Debbie Simrose at the School Board Office (250-567-2284) or Kathie LaForge, Vanderhoof Community Foundation (250-570-9320).
Thank you to everyone who supported Fuel Good Day.
We appreciate Four Rivers Coop for having choose us as this years recipient.
We are pleased to announce that we are the charity that Four Rivers Coop has chosen to partner up with at this years Vanderhoof Fuel Good Day.
We will receive 10 cents from every litre sold, $1.00 from every Coop Cooperative Coffee, Big Chill or Cool sold, as well as all donations from the barbecue.
All of our money raised stays in our area to build endowment funds to support
local projects and initiatives for years to come.
Please come out and show your support by fueling up on Tuesday September 17th.
Barbeque runs from 11 am to 2 pm, so come have some lunch and talk to our board of directors to learn more about the
Vanderhoof Community Foundation

News update July 30, 2019

Please check out our grants page for the recipients of our 2019 grants.

News upDate July 30th, 2019

The Vanderhoof Community Foundation is pleased to thank the Vanderhoof Forestry Golf Scramble organizers for the generous donation of $1500.00 from the Golf Cart Auction. We were glad to help with this event and appreciate the donation.

News Update:  06 April, 2019

The VANDERHOOF Community Foundation is pleased to have Vanderhoof’s Teen Chef, Lauren Dyck, assisting Chef Dale MacKay at our event on 4 May, 2019. Come out and show her some VANDERHOOF love!

Lauren Dyck
News Update:  26 March, 2019

If unable to get to the ticket sales locations mentioned and are interested, please contact Kathie LaForge at 250-570-930 or and we can arrange to get tickets to you.

News Update:  23 January, 2019
peter ryks property services ltd
Left to Right:  Kathie LaForge, Peter Ryks, Mary Burkholder and Priscilla Mueller

Kathie LaForge, Mary Burkholder and Priscilla Mueller from the Vanderhoof Community Foundation wish to thank Barb and Peter Ryks for their generous donation of $1,000.00 to our Endowment Fund.  Earnings from this and all other donations to date will greatly assist the Foundation in providing grants to the community for projects that make Vanderhoof and Area a better place to live, work and play.

Peter says that Vanderhoof has been good to him, his family and his business, Peter Ryks Property Services Ltd., and he is happy to now be able to give back to his community.  He is proud to support a charitable organization where the funds raised stay local and provide an ongoing legacy that will see the area enriched through community driven initiatives that offer new or enhanced programs, services or infrastructure for area residents.

He encourages other individuals and businesses to consider supporting this worthwhile cause.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

News Update:  20 January, 2019

Check out our EVENTS page for details on our 2018 Annual General Meeting as well as our very successful “Friends of the Vanderhoof Community Foundation Event” 

News Update:  03 January, 2019

Vanderhoof Community Foundation Announces their first Grant Program

Our Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have available up to $2,500 for grants towards projects that will enhance life of Vanderhoof and Area Residents.  Please see the GRANTS Page of this website for more details.

News update:  11 December, 2018

Front Row (left to right) Dr. Kurt Deschner, Kara Harms, Lisa Wiebe, Leona Guenther, Kim Mason, Anna Giesbrecht, Mary Burkholder, Marg Thiessen, Kathie LaForge, Dr. Davy Dhillon
Back Row (left to right) Carmen Funk, Jesse Horita

Vanderhoof Community Foundation thanks the Omineca Medical Clinic for their Jeans Day Donation

Vanderhoof Community Foundation representatives Mary Burkholder and Kathie LaForge were on hand at the Omineca Medical Clinic on Friday, 7 December to receive a $500 donation from the Clinic Doctors and Staff.  The staff have been contributing regularly to the Jeans Day fund and Doctors have decided to top up this donation and present it to the Foundation in time for Christmas.

The Foundation is most appreciative of this donation to our Endowment Fund and the earnings from these invested funds makes it possible for the Foundation to begin a Grant program starting early in 2019.  These grants are available to groups in Vanderhoof and Area who wish to offer programs, services or infrastructure designed to improve quality of life for local residents.

We hope the efforts of the Omineca Medical Clinic demonstrate that all donations make a difference and other businesses in the community might consider the Foundation a worthy cause for their fund-raising efforts.

Remember donating to the Foundation is a gift that keeps on giving as your donated $$ are held in perpetuity and the income from these investments is given back to the community in the form of grants so your dollars stay at home.

For more information check out our Facebook page (Vanderhoof Community Foundation), our website ( or call Kathie LaForge at 250-570-9320.

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