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…

201503.22
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A Legacy That Lives On

When Donald Denny Gordon died in late January, the Comox Valley Community Foundation lost one of its greatest original supporters. Fortunately, the nature of his gifts to the CVCF means that Donald’s legacy will live on in perpetuity. Since the CVCF was created in 1996, Donald demonstrated the many different ways a person can support…

201503.01
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The Community Foundation Distributes $200,000 in 2015

The Community Foundation Distributes $200,000 in 2015 Happy New Year!  As we close out another year, I would like to thank you for your part in building the Comox Valley Community Foundation and share with you some of our successes for 2014. Let’s start with the really big news! Our overall endowment passed the $5…

201502.22
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Directing Your Donation

Making a donation to the CV Community Foundation doesn’t always mean giving up control of how that money will be used. “Donor advised funds” are an important part of the CVCF’s grant making program. One example of a ‘donor advised fund’ is the Rotary Club of Courtenay Foundation Fund. It was created in 2010 to…

201502.08
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2015 Community Enrichment Awards

With the largest amount of funds distributed throughout the Comox Valley community to date, 20 local organization are able to grow and offer more to their members, thanks to the Comox Valley Community Foundation. In January, 2015, at the Comox Valley Recreation Centre, the Comox Valley Community Foundation awarded more than $118,000 in grants to…

201501.22
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Partnering Pays Off

Last month the Comox Valley Community Foundation distributed almost $50,000 to local charities which maintain “agency endowment funds” with the CVCF including Abbeyfield House Society, Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association, Hornby Island Educational Society, Sid Williams Theatre Society and several others. An endowment fund is an investment set aside for the long-term support of…

201501.03
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$200,000 Distributed for 2015

The Community Foundation Distributes $200,000 in 2015 Happy New Year!  As we close out another year, I would like to thank you for your part in building the Comox Valley Community Foundation and share with you some of our successes for 2014. Let’s start with the really big news! Our overall endowment passed the $5…

201409.22
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Give your community a gift that will keep on giving year after year

The Community Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization, provides a unique way in which you can establish a special legacy fund that will generate income for your community on an annual basis. This income is used to help support a variety of local charitable organizations that make applications through a granting process. Currently the Foundation administers…

201405.22
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Investing to enhance our community’s quality of life

The Comox Valley Community Foundation is an independent registered philanthropic institution whose mission is to help improve the quality of life in the Comox Valley. This is accomplished by providing financial support to a variety of community based charitable organizations. While there are many different organizations working towards building a better community, there are a…