Your community foundation is what you make it!
We are currently seeking volunteers for the following roles:
- Marketing Committee (1-3 volunteers). View the position description here
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:
- Board of Directors
- Community Grants Committee
- Environmental Legacy Grants Advisory Committee
- Marketing and Communications Committee
- Finance and Investment Committee
- Fund Development Committee
- Whistler Youth Foundation
- Jill Ackhurst Social Action Committee
For more detailed information about any of these roles, please contact us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.