TRCF is a non-profit charitable organization that works with donors and the community to enhance the quality of life in the Eastern Townships communities by awarding grants to local projects and organizations. Townshippers’ Research & Cultural Foundation was established to promote the well-being of our community through the solicitation and administration of gifts and bequests from donors.
The Eastern Townships is unique in its history and heritage. The people of the area are noted for their sense of community and commitment to institutions and organizations. It is the aim of the Foundation to support this commitment by directing funds towards projects in the fields of health and social services, arts and heritage, youth, education, and research.
Since 1986, Townshippers’ Foundation has been helping to improve the lives of those who live in the Eastern Townships by donating more than $1 million to community organizations and projects. This large region, rich in culture and reputed for the amicable relations between French and English-speakers, has faced many challenges in the recent past. Many people of both cultures have moved away, leaving our community poorer because of their absence. Townshippers’ Foundation, a community-based charitable organization, is committed to supporting groups and projects that improve the quality of life for those who remain. The Foundation grants funds to those who strive to bring art, music, culture, heritage, services, and support to the people of the Eastern Townships.
Each year the Foundation receives numerous requests for financial assistance for worthy programs and projects. The Foundation is committed to the challenge of raising sufficient funds, so that every worthwhile application may receive a positive response to its request for support. We can only give away the funds we are able to raise. We are a small organization and as our donor-base has shrunk due to out-migration and an aging population, we rely on your support more than ever.
In order to make your dollars go further, we keep our administrative costs low and limit the number of staff hours. Townshippers’ Foundation is operated by a small team comprised of staff and a volunteer board of directors.
Jane Loiselle, President
Brenda Hartwell, Secretary
James Kanner, Treasurer
Beverly Taber Smith
Mary Gunter, Executive Assistant