You love our community and there are countless ways to help it grow and thrive. Whatever your charitable goals and no matter your means, you can make a difference.
Grants at the Comox Valley Community Foundation support a wide range of local charitable organizations to make our city a better place to live, work and play.
The Comox Valley Community Foundation is launching the first of an ongoing series of Comox Valley Vital Signs initiatives.
You live your life with intention and focus. You are passionate about our community and have a vision for the future. What will your legacy be?
Welcome to the Comox Valley Community Foundation!
Enriching lives in the Comox Valley has been our purpose, promise and passion since 1996 when we started connecting donors to community needs and opportunities. We are a community catalyst and engage in three core activities:
We bring donors to the table as community builders, and help them formulate and realize their philanthropic goals, matching their interests and concerns with community needs and opportunities, and finding innovative and responsible ways to give their investments lasting impact.
We take the broadest view of what a community is and what it needs to thrive. This is why our grants support everything from safety and support of the less able or less fortunate to recreation, the arts, and the environment.
We take a long-term view of the community and though our Vital Signs Comox Valley initiative, our granting and community engagement help make our community more caring and compassionate, resilient and better positioned for an improving future for all who live here.
As an independent charitable organization, we are only limited by the will and imagination of our donors, and the groups and people we support in the community. Since inception, our donors have generously entrusted us with over $11.5 million which we have promised to establish and maintain as endowment funds – in perpetuity, the income from which is to be used to benefit the Valley residents through the invaluable work of registered charities and other qualified service providers. A gift of any size, does and will continue to make a difference. To date, we have returned more than $2 million to the community in grants, scholarships and bursaries for students and investment returns to those organizations that entrust their funds with us. And this will keep growing!
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Odlum Brown Limited is proud to continue its commitment to be the CVCF Gala’s Presenting Sponsor for the fifth consecutive year. Our close connection to community foundations began decades ago with one of our firm’s founders, Tom Brown, who was deeply involved in creating the Vancouver Foundation, among many other initiatives in BC. Our Courtenay Branch Manager and Portfolio Manager, Janine Martin, continues to carry the torch in supporting community foundations by serving on the board of the Comox Valley Community Foundation and creating her own Environmental Fund within the Foundation. Having lived in this amazing Valley most of her life, with her three children and seven grandchildren close by, Janine feels that it is very important to give back to her community and be a community-minded mentor to her family. With her involvement with the CVCF, she hopes to help our community grow in perpetuity.
Since 1923, Odlum Brown Limited has guided generations of investors towards achieving their
investment goals. As we head into our 20th Anniversary in the COmox Valley, we are very proud to uphold our values and beliefs by embracing the spirit of philanthropy in our community. For more information about Odlum Brown, please visit odlumbrown.com
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