Growing a Thriving Community

Get Involved

Your community foundation is what you make it!

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following roles:

By getting involved with the Community Foundation of Whistler, you can work with and support all the local charities and make our community a more vibrant place to live today and for future generations.

The foundation is operated by a volunteer board of directors and a host of committees comprised of members of the community:

For more detailed information about any of these roles, please contact us.

Board of Directors

The board of directors acts in a position of trust over the assets that the community has provided for the foundation. The board meets approximately 9 times a year and each board member also chairs at least one committee. Board members serve a term of 3 years.

Community Grants Committee

The community grants committee oversees both the Community Grants Program and the Kathy Barnett Leadership Grants Program. Committee members create the annual granting strategy, review grant applications, make grant recommendations to the board of directors, and evaluate projects funded by the foundation. The committee meets in person approximately 4 times a year. Committee members serve one year terms.

Environmental Legacy Grants Committee

This committee oversees the Environmental Legacy Grants Program, the foundation's largest grant program. The committee reviews grant applications, makes grant recommendations to the board of directors, and evaluates projects that have been funded. Ideally, committee members can make a three year commitment and are able to attend 4 meetings per year, generally taking place in January, February, April and October.

Marketing and Communications Committee

The Marketing and Communications committee assists the board of directors in developing marketing and communications strategies, including programs for fund development. Committee members are asked to make a minimum commitment of one year and can expect to attend at least 4 meetings per year.

Finance and Investment Committee

The Finance and Investment Committee is comprised of experts who assist the board of directors in the management of the financial and investment activity of the foundation. Committee members must be willing to serve a term of at least one year and be able to attend 4 meetings per year. The committee meets quarterly on the third Thursday in January, April, July and October. The foundation seeks volunteers who possess accounting and/or investment expertise.

Fund Development Committee

The Fund Development Committee promotes endowments and giving opportunities that the Community Foundation of Whistler provides to potential donors. This may involve initiating meetings, delivering presentations, and providing information to community members. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of at least 2 years and be able to attend approximately 4 meetings per year.

Whistler Youth Foundation

The Whistler Youth Foundation is composed of local youth who want to give input into the community through granting and volunteerism. The youth council also reviews applications for funding from the Whistler Youth Foundation Fund and makes grant recommendations to the board of directors. The group welcomes youth or adult group leaders who wish to be involved.

Jill Ackhurst Social Action Committee

The Jill Ackhurst Social Action Committee oversees the Jill Ackhurst Social Action Grant Program and seeks to promote an awareness of issues affecting the health of all communities in the Sea to Sky Corridor and to seek their solution through effective action.