The Richmond Community Foundation is helping to shape the future.
Supported by the nearly 50 forever funds it manages, the Foundation this year awarded 35 scholarships worth $25,550 to local high school students. The funds were set up by families, individuals, businesses and community groups to support Richmond students in a range of post-secondary fields.
"We have a diverse group of fund holders," says Foundation chair Dave Frank. "Some support academic pursuits, while others focus on the performing arts, or vocational training. As such, our scholarships assist students with very different educational goals—from becoming a teacher, to an electrician, to a professional musician."
Once a forever fund has been established, anyone can help it grow by making a tax-deductible donation.
"The Foundation is a registered charity," notes Frank. "In addition to providing scholarships, we issue grants to Richmond non-profit organizations. Donations make a huge difference, as they allow us to distribute more money back into the community."
To contribute to a forever fund, visit richmondfoundation.org. To start a fund of your own, call 604-270-4483 for more information.