The Port Moody Foundation is proud to have supported the following organizations with grants from our endowment in 2018:
Children of the Street Society — $700
Children of the Street Society works to prevent the sexual exploitation and human trafficking (forced prostitution) of children and youth by offering preventative education, intervention programs, and support services to children, youth and families who have been affected by this crime.
Each year, they reach an average of 25,000 kids through more than 500 workshops held in communities all around BC. They are the only organization in BC that offers free-school-based preventative education aimed at stopping sexual exploitation before it ever begins.
Coastal Sound Music Academy – $1,000
The mission of Coastal Sound Music Academy is to transform lives and to build community through choral music. Coastal Sound uses choral singing as a way to nurture healthy, engaged, informed and connected people.
Port Moody Foundation funds made it possible for children with financial needs, to be able to travel to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to research and perform music on this topic. The children found it totally powerful and transformative to have researched and practiced and then been able to sing at Louis Riel’s gravestone; in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights; to attend a POW WOW.
Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society – $500
Since 1987, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society’s mission has been to encourage understanding and preservation of wildlife in British Columbia. This is achieved through indoor and outdoor education and stewardship programs that are provided free of charge to thousands of disadvantaged children and youth in communities throughout the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island each year.
The grant from PMF allowed us to provide a Nature Walks & Workshops program to a group of disadvantaged Port Moody students that would not have otherwise had the opportunity.
Pacific Post Partum Support Society – $500
The Society’s mission is to end the isolation and distress experienced by many women and their families with the profound life change that accompanies the birth or adoption of a child. An estimated one in six new mothers experiences postpartum depression or anxiety. Without treatment, the woman and her family experience tremendous stress with child abuse, substance abuse, marital breakdown, chronic depression and suicide as possible outcomes.
The Port Moody Foundation’s grant This grant funded the printing and distribution for 1,200 brochures to Newport Health unit in 2019 and provided funding toward telephone support for those new clients.
Port Moody Arts Centre – $800
The Port Moody Arts Centre Society is a not-for-profit community arts organization mandated to develop, promote, and celebrate the visual, performing, and literary arts in Port Moody.
The Port Moody Foundation provide the Arts Centre with $800 towards its 20th Anniversary “Birthday Bash”. This celebration engaged the community, brought people together, increased outreach, and celebrated the role of the Arts Centre in inspiring creativity, celebrating artistic diversity, and building a culturally richer and more vibrant Port Moody—City of the Arts. The “Birthday Bash” included a free, family-friendly, and inclusive event offering fun and engaging art and craft activities, along with musical entertainment.
Port Moody Ecological Society – $800
The Port Moody Ecological Society is a 100% volunteer-operated training facility whose mandate is to operate the Noons Creek salmon hatchery and water quality testing laboratory located on land owned by the City of Port Moody. Each year, volunteers donate 10,000 hours of their time operating the hatchery, conducting water quality testing in our laboratory, participating in community outreach. The Society also conducts over 50 school programmes throughout the year.
The Port Moody Foundation’s grant supported the “Build a Whale” exhibit at the 2018 Fingerling Festival. The initiative helped educate festival participants, many of whom are children, about marine biology, whale anatomy, evolutionary science and conservation in our community and the Lower Mainland.
Port Moody Heritage Society – $1,200
The Port Moody Heritage Society, a volunteer based registered non-profit society incorporated in 1969 owns and operates the Port Moody Station Museum. The Museum portrays the history and heritage of the area at the head of Burrard Inlet by preserving and exhibiting information and records of community heritage value.
PMF funding enabled us to make improvements to our Museum Collections work area. This was a project that was difficult to get funding for even though it is the core of what we do. Workspace improvements added to efficiencies and we were ecstatically pleased.