Delta Foundation provides financial support to charitable and non-profit organizations serving residents of Delta and to graduating Delta students through scholarships and bursaries.
The Rotary Club of Ladner founded the Delta Foundation in 1986 under the Society Act of British Columbia. Since 1987 Delta Foundation has been registered with Canada Revenue Agency and assigned a charity number. It has grown to become a strong, independent organization that serves Delta, with assets which have reached $1.5 million and continue to grow.
Officers and directors of the Delta Foundation are community volunteers, accountable under the authority of the Society Act of BC and Canada Revenue Agency. Administration costs are minimal, covering the cost of directors’ insurance and postal, stationary costs.
The first board of directors in 1986 included Duncan Goheen as chair, Ernie Burnett as Vice Chair, Chester Walden as Treasurer, Peter Podovinikoff as Secretary, Stan Thomas and Colin Thompson as directors.