The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is pleased to announce the establishment of an Endowment Fund. We believe this fund will become an important part of the long-term financial stability of our festival and will qualify for matching funds from the Canadian Culture Investment Program, a federal program designed to provide an incentive for non-profit arts organizations.
We need to raise $10,000 by November 30th, 2016 to meet the eligibility requirements.
The endowment fund is similar to a permanent savings account. All funds deposited into the fund are secure and cannot be spent. Only the interest generated is distributed back to the Festival annually.
All contributions are most welcome with donations of $20 or more receiving a charitable tax receipt. Donors contributing more than $250 will also be recognized as ‘Founding Contributors’ to the fund.
For 40 years, the festival has entertained, inspired, and motivated two generations of music lovers. We are committed to a community-oriented festival that brings folk, world, and roots music to you and thousands of festival-goers at the beautiful Jericho Beach Park. Georgia Straight readers have voted the Folk Festival the Best Local Music Festival five years in a row.
Over time, we will work to make this endowment an increasingly significant revenue stream. We are already halfway to our goal of $10,000 to initiate the fund. Here is an opportunity to be recognized as a valued supporter and founding contributor to a project that will keep the Vancouver Folk Music Festival vibrant for another 40 years.
Cheques can be made payable to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society, memo: Endowment Fund. You can drop it by in person or mail to #230 – 275 East 1st Avenue Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7.
You can also donate online by following this link and selecting Endowment Fund from the drop down menu.
If you would like more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact board chair, Jack Schuller @ 604-488-9153
Please mail/deliver to: The Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society – #230- 275 East 1st St. Vancouver, BC V5T 1A4 P:604.602.9798