Townshippers' Research and Cultural Foundation, or Townshippers' Foundation, as they are commonly known, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the cultural aspects of the Eastern Townships through the solicitation of gifts and bequests from donors.
The Eastern Townships are unique in their history and heritage, and Townshippers are known for their sense of community through commitment to their local institutions and organizations.
It is the aim of the Townshippers' Foundation to support this commitment by directing funds towards projects in the fields of heritage, arts and culture, youth, education, research, health, and social services.
Townshippers' Foundation, whose motto is "Townshippers helping Townshippers: Generation to Generation," supports all aspects of Townships life with a special interest in helping young people find employment in the region.
Annual fundraising campaign (usually involving an October phone-a-thon). Donations are always welcome. Tax receipts given for all donations over $10. Please make cheques payable to the Townshippers' Foundation.
Since 1986, Townshippers' Foundation has raised over $800,000. Over the years, these funds have supported numerous community projects, including many in the heritage field.
Heritage groups that have benefitted from Foundation support include: Townshippers' Association (Townships Heritage WebMagazine); Ascott Heritage; the Potton Heritage Association; the St. James Centre; S.D.C. Knowlton; the St. Patrick' Society of Richmond & Vicinity; Border Fest; the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network; the Loyal Orange Lodge; the Eastern Townships Research Centre; and the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical & Museum Society; and many others.
Annual distribution of grants to Townships projects. Guidelines and application forms are available at the office or by e-mail. Deadline for completed applications to be received by the Foundation: January 31 each year. Grants are distributed in late spring.
257 Queen, Suite 100,
Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 1K7.