WE GIVE WHERE WE LIVE.

INSPIRE. IMPACT. INVEST.

We serve Abbotsford by connecting donors with causes that matter to them. Together, we build, invest, and manage the gifts we have been given, for the long-term vitality of our community. We offer leadership and build bridges between the diverse groups that give our community life.

MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF COMMUNITY IMPACT

Abbotsford is a community with deep roots, great diversity, and an open and welcoming spirit. As people, we are more generous than anywhere else in Canada. Philanthropy exists in many ways, but the history of our organization speaks to the commitment of sustainable generosity.

Since its inception, Abbotsford Community Foundation has granted over $17 million back into the community, including over $6.5 million in student awards. With your help, we will continue to grow our endowments so that we can further invest in our community, creating a lasting impact that will inspire future generations.

infographic Total scholarships and bursaries allocated to 204 Abbotsford secondary students in 2023 $233,890 $6,678,890 Total scholarships and bursaries awarded since program inception Total grants distributed directly into meaningful causes within Abbotsford in as of June 2023 $3,811,596 Total amount granted since 1980 $17,746,359

Why I Give

“We wanted to give to the Abbotsford Foundation to help something grow and ignite the passion of other people. It starts people thinking beyond themselves.”

Vivian Trethewey, Founding Donor

Why I Give

“The foundation has a really important and vital role to play in the community to bring us all together, to be that holding place of philanthropy, of needs in the community and understanding what those needs are. We are so blessed that we are able to give back.”

Satwinder Bains, Director on the ACF Board

Why I Give

“We have such an incredible blessing to live in this community, one of the best places in the world. I want to do all I can to ensure that this community continues to thrive.”

Bryan Born, 1st Vice Chair of ACF Board of Directors

Why I Give

“I’ll always remember the day we were able to drop off the donation for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund, seeing the look on their faces when they saw the amount of money that we were giving and knowing what good they can do with those funds, felt really good.

Kelly Towns, Aldergrove Financial Branch Manager

Why I Give

“Abbotsford Community Foundation, for everything they have done for all the different scholarships they have, it’s a great organization to have for people who want to give back to people who have a legacy.”

Brian Bell, Fund Holder

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We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō people, the Semá:th First Nation and Mathxwí First Nation. As treaty People, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, we share the responsibility for the continued stewardship of this beautiful land.