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BVCF Funds

​Individuals and families have established a variety of funds with the BVCF, all with the overall purpose of enhancing quality of life in our communities. Each fund is OPEN and so donations large and small can be accepted to any of them at any time.

Affordable Recreation Endowment Fund

This fund was established by the Affordable Recreation Committee and the BV Healthy Affordable Accessible Recreation Committee. Proceeds are used to purchase equipment and pay for recreation fees for financially challenged children and youth.

Bulkley Valley Community Foundation Transferable fund AND Bulkley Valley Fund

These are our general endowment funds, built by many generous donors, and used for community grants to all our fields of interest and all the communities in our area.

Bulkley Valley Scholarship Transferable Fund

This fund was established by a gift from Telkwa’s Fritz Pfeiffer to provide support for area post-secondary students.

Celebrity Golf Endowment Fund

Established by the Celebrity Golf Committee, this fund provides grants to charitable non-profit organizations providing services to mentally and physically challenged children and adults.

Creative Roots Bursary Fund

This fund provides tuition help to students attending Creative Roots Performing Arts School in Smithers.

Fritz Pfeiffer Endowment Fund

A bequest of Telkwa’s Fritz Pfeiffer, this fund provides grants to charitable organizations in the Bulkley Valley, especially to those serving seniors.

McEwen Endowment Fund

This fund was established by long time Smithers residents, Bob and Nora McEwen. The income from this fund is allocated to the
Bulkley Valley Regional Swimming Pool for the development and education of children and adults who are mentally or physically disadvantaged.

Morice Community Skills Centre Education Fund

This fund was established when the Morice Community Skills Center was closed. The income from this fund provides grants to charitable non-profit organizations in the Houston area for educational equipment and learning resources focusing on distributed learning opportunities.

Nick Van Arem Endowment Fund

This fund is an award for graduating Smithers Secondary School students who have demonstrated courage and determination in meeting their own challenges while showing passion for their interests and respect for fellow students.

Sports Legacy Fund

This fund was established by the Town of Smithers under the BC Games Society’s Legacy Fund Program. The income from this fund provides grants to charitable non-profit organizations in the field of recreation.

Village of Hazelton Community Fund

This fund was established by a grant from Northern Development Initiatives and matching funds from Bulkley
Valley Community Foundation. Income from this fund provides grants to non-profit organizations within the Village of Hazelton.

District of Hazelton Community Fund

This fund was established by a grant from Northern Development Initiatives and matching funds from Bulkley Valley Community Foundation. Income provides grants to non-profit organizations within the District of Hazelton.

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation Learning Awards

Graduating students receive support from this fund for post-secondary education expenses.

District of Houston Community Fund

This fund was established by a grant from Northern Development Initiatives and matching funds from Bulkley Valley Community Foundation. Income provides grants to non-profit organizations within the District of Houston.


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Bulkley Valley Community Foundation

PO Box 4584
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0
Phone 250-847-4356
Email info@bvcf.ca

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