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Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Foundation Website!

2014 Annual Report

The Foundation’s 2014 annual report may be viewed here.

2015 Fall Grants

The Salt Spring Island Foundation is now inviting fall grant applications from registered charitable organizations for on-island projects or programs. The deadline for applications is September 28. Criteria, application forms and full information can be found at Grants.

Spring Grants Announced

Salt Spring Island Foundation Spring Grants Support a Wide Range of Community Projects - May 18, 2015

Foundation of Youth

Our Foundation of Youth is currently recruiting new members. To learn more about FOY, please visit

The Foundation Announces Board Changes

Since 2006, Carol Biely has guided and inspired everyone associated with the Foundation. Under her leadership, the organization has grown and flourished. At our AGM in June, Carol officially retired as Board Chair, but we are glad to announce that she will remain as Chair of the Donor Relations Committee.

Our new Board Chair is Kees Ruurs, who brings a wealth of management, volunteer and community experience to the role, including serving as Parks and Recreation Manager with PARC and as CRD Senior Manager.

In other Board changes, Treasurer Terry Bolton, who deftly managed our major endowment fund growth over the past several years, will be assuming the role of Investment Committee Chair. Bob Moffatt will be taking on the role of Treasurer. Communications Committee Chair Lesley Reynolds will serve as Vice Chair and Kate Merry as Secretary.

We also are pleased to welcome new Board members Brian Lawson and Sharon Glover. Their talents and experience will be a huge asset to the Foundation.

Did you know that there is a new tax super-credit for charitable donations by first-time donors? On a $1,000 donation your tax credit in BC is increased from $389.72 up to $639.72. This is a great opportunity to help your community through the Foundation while benefiting from a larger tax credit. For more information, visit the CRA website at




2014 Highlights

  • The Foundation celebrated 30 years of giving
  • Donations and bequests totalled $809,610
  • The Foundation gave over $156,000 in grants to local charities
  • Our Community Endowment Fund grew
    to over $6.2 million
  • The Foundation of Youth gave its first grants to community projects supporting our youth
  • The Foundation moved into its first office, located in downtown Ganges

The Foundation's Mission and Vision

Do you want to learn more about who we are, what we do and why we do it? It's all in our new Mission and Vision statement.

Community Resource Guide

The Communiity Resource Directory is a comprehensive listing of non-profit societies, organizations, and groups providing services to the island.

Foundation of Youth

Our Foundation of Youth is currently recruiting new members. To learn more about FOY, please visit



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