David and Marion Sheppard were able and pleased, throughout their lives, to direct their financial resources to a wide range of individuals and organizations involved in bible teaching and evangelical missionary work, both in Canada and abroad. They also encouraged young people to attend Bible school and/or university. Establishment of this Foundation has enabled the extension of those purposes beyond their lifetimes.
The Foundation is a Christian-based, non-profit charitable organization incorporated in 1994 and a registered charity under the Canadian Income Tax Act. Marion Sheppard was enthused with the possibilities of serving the Lord Jesus Christ through this Foundation, and spent considerable time with the other founding Directors in shaping its direction and function.