The York House School Foundation was established in 1976 with $5,000 and, at the time of its 40th anniversary in 2016, surpassed $10 million in endowment funds—now the endowment funds are valued at just over $13 million. Our goal is to reach $25 million by our 50th anniversary.
The YHS Foundation is the cornerstone of the school's motto, Not For Ourselves Alone
. Every year, the YHS Foundation awards the only five-year, financial need-based scholarship in British Columbia to a talented Grade 8 student and provides confidential financial aid to York House School families.
As a result, exceptional young women have graduated from York House who never could have attended our school without financial support. For families with short-term financial difficulties, the YHS Foundation provides assistance that enables students to continue at the school and participate in extracurricular activities. As one of the school's most important financial resources, the YHS Foundation grows through your gifts to planned giving and the annual giving fund.
What the YHS Foundation Does
The purpose of the YHS Foundation is to provide and maintain perpetual funding for the benefit of York House students. We provide and maintain funding for scholarships, financial aid, school awards, education program enhancement, and special projects.
With the support of the YHS Foundation, York House is able to enroll capable students who might not otherwise be able to attend or continue at the school. For the school year 2018-19, the Foundation is supporting 21 students through scholarships and financial aid. The talents and abilities of these students enrich our school community.
The YHS Foundation is incorporated under the Societies Act (BC) and is a registered charitable organization under the Income Tax Act (Canada). The Foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees.
Continued growth of our endowment funds is essential for enhancing the school's education programs and providing financial assistance to some of our students. Contributions to the YHS Foundation can be made through the online donations page
Your assistance is greatly appreciated and will help Yorkies not just today, but for many generations to come.