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Community Foundation of Whistler

Post Office Box 1184
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0
Canada

Mission

A catalyst for improving the quality of community life by: providing philanthropic leadership by responding to changing community needs and challenges; serving as a vehicle for generous citizens and corporations that want to contribute to the community, by attracting and managing charitable gifts-mainly cash, pledges, bequests, memorials and proceeds from life insurance; investing donations prudently and using earnings to make creative grants alone, or in partnership with others, to qualified donees involved with charitable activities

1999 Year Founded
$4,100,000 Endowment Value
$140,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

10,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Whistler
Address 1Post Office Box 1184
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownWhistler
State / RegionBritish Columbia
ZIP / Postal CodeV0N 1B0
CountryCanada
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)4369 Main Street, Suite 102
Map City / Town (If Different)Whistler
Map State / Region (If Different)British Columbia
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)V0N 1B4
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone604-935-8080
Emailinfo@whistlerfoundation.com
Websitewww.whistlerfoundation.com
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Carol Coffey, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameCarol Coffey
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1999
Mission StatementA catalyst for improving the quality of community life by: providing philanthropic leadership by responding to changing community needs and challenges; serving as a vehicle for generous citizens and corporations that want to contribute to the community, by attracting and managing charitable gifts-mainly cash, pledges, bequests, memorials and proceeds from life insurance; investing donations prudently and using earnings to make creative grants alone, or in partnership with others, to qualified donees involved with charitable activities
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced10,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members9
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$518,670
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$186,111
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$140,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$4,100,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsStayed about the same
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationSlightly important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityNot important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLittle
EnvironmentLot
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesLittle
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenLittle
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityNo change
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationNo change
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDo not work in this sphere
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentN/A
UniversitiesN/A
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsDid not answer
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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