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Prince George Community Foundation

Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick Street
Prince George, British Columbia V2L 2C2
Canada

Mission

To provide the opportunity to make a lasting charitable donation to enhance our community, forever

Most Meaningful Change

Philanthropy is not the sole responsibility of wealthy people. Every gift to a foundation is important, no matter the size. Philanthropy is now “everybody’s business.”

1995 Year Founded
$7,550,000 Endowment Value
$195,500 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Population Area Served

71,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationPrince George Community Foundation
Address 1Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick Street
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownPrince George
State / RegionBritish Columbia
ZIP / Postal CodeV2L 2C2
CountryCanada
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone250-562-7772
Emailpgfoundation@telus.net
Websitewww.pgcf.ca
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Lisa Allen, Accounting
Primary Contact’s NameBrenda Langlois
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1995
Mission StatementTo provide the opportunity to make a lasting charitable donation to enhance our community, forever
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced71,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members11
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$342,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$14,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$195,500
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$7,550,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little 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 donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationNot important
Board reflective of community diversitySlightly important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsImportant but not central
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterLittle
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefFair amount
Advocacy with authoritiesFair amount
Job trainingLot
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingNever
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting much better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesA few small achievements
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsUnhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workNo
Local people control what our organization doesNo
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 fundingNeither important nor unimportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
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 YearsPhilanthropy is not the sole responsibility of wealthy people. Every gift to a foundation is important, no matter the size. Philanthropy is now “everybody’s business.”
 

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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

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