201601.17
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Community Enrichment Awards 2016

ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING YEAR! This year the Comox Valley Community Foundation will award $250,000 to local charities and students. This brings the total amount returned to the community since the inception of the Foundation to $1.75 million. The majority of the grants were awarded during the CVC Foundation’s annual Community Enrichment Awards on Friday, January…

201601.17
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Another record breaking year!

This year the Comox Valley Community Foundation will award $250,000 to local charities and students. This brings the total amount returned to the community since the inception of the Foundation to $1.75 million. The majority of the grants were awarded during the CVC Foundation’s annual Community Enrichment Awards on Friday, January 15, 2016. Then, 18…

201601.01
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Christmas in January

While the holiday season is over, it’s feeling like “Christmas in January” for directors of the Comox Valley Community Foundation. This month the CVCF will announce annual grants to local charitable groups at its Community Enrichment Awards event. In 2015 grants of more than $118,000 were made to 20 local groups. Awards were made for…

201512.01
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Helping Our Charitable Sector

This past Tuesday, “Giving Tuesday”, we were reminded that every year, millions of Canadians donate to charities and nonprofit organizations. By giving to organizations and groups that support causes dear to their hearts, donors want to contribute to the well-being of their fellow citizens and advance principles and values they believe in. According to a…

201511.22
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A Gift of Education

Some students returning to school this week have a little more money for tuition because of generous Comox Valley Community Foundation donors. The CVCF maintains eight scholarship and bursary funds for students attending North Island College and for high school graduates who are heading off to colleges and universities across British Columbia. These have been…

201506.22
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Today, Tomorrow … Forever

When gifts are made to the Comox Valley Community Foundation, they’re made ‘in perpetuity’. One example is the $6 million gift from the estate of Mary Catherine (Mamie) Aitken, announced last week. But what does it mean to make a gift ‘in perpetuity’? In short, it’s a gift that keeps on giving — forever. The…

201505.31
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$6 million Donation for Comox Valley

TheComox Valley Community Foundation announced that the Catherine Mary (Mamie) Aitken estate will donate over $6,000,000.00 to the CVC Foundation. This is, by far, the largest gift ever made to the Foundation. “This generous gift is a game changer for the Foundation and the Comox Valley,” says CVC Foundation President Dr. Norman Carruthers. “It will…

201505.22
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Identifying Community Needs

Every year the Comox Valley Community Foundation identifies community needs and supports charitable groups that are working hard to enrich lives in the Comox Valley. In October, the Foundation Board considers grant requests from dozens of CV charities. In November and December the tough decisions are made and in January, cheques are presented at the…

201504.22
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Give Yourself A Break

It’s April: spring time, blossom time and…. tax time! While many of us scramble to make donations to our favourite charities by the end of December, it’s really in April that we see the usefulness of our generosity from a tax perspective. Our tax system provides a great incentive for making gifts to charities like…