Funds

The following funds have been created by generous donors to guide the future of our community and the causes they care about.  Our endowment fund is becoming one of this community’s greatest strengths, allowing us to manage charitable gifts and bequests in perpetuity. This ensures that your gift, of any size, grows and lives on, forever.

You can contribute any amount to an existing fund, or to create your own named fund, please contact Jody Macdonald, Executive Director, for more information.

We continually build our funds and invest in our community, granting hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to a broad range of charitable organizations and worthy causes. If community matters to you, the Comox Valley Community Foundation is where you can make your priorities known. We have six types of funds for you to create your legacy.

Agency Funds

Abbeyfield Comox Valley Endowment Fund
Comox Valley Community Arts Council Endowment Fund
Courtenay & District Museum Fund
Filberg Lodge and Park Association Fund
Hornby Island Community Fund
Oyster River Conservation Fund
Sid Williams Theatre Fund
St. Andrews Church Preservation Fund
The North Island College Foundation Fund

 

Field of Interest Funds

Agroforestry Development Fund - to assist non-profit organizations for Agroforestry Development purposes.
Anonymous Fund - to enrich lives of children in the Comox Valley, and, where possible, consistent with the concerns of the fund holder, for children with special needs.
De Luca Veale Investment Counsel Inc. Fund - for grants in the area of Children and Youth.
Developmental Disabilities Fund - to promote the well-being and enrich the lives of mentally handicapped persons living in the Comox Valley by supporting qualified donees that provide recreational and social activities for persons with developmental disabilities.
George and Marianne Muir Fund - to encourage and support innovative approaches to community based management and stewardship of land, natural resources and the environment in the Comox Valley.
Help the Homeless Fund - to overcome the underlying causes and alleviate the effects of homelessness in the Comox Valley.
Jack & Lillian Lefcoe Fund - to support those with mental challenges and disabilities and the welfare of wild and domestic animals
Janine Martin & Family Environmental Fund - supporting environmental initiatives.
King Salmon Club Fund - salmon enhancement and the development and preservation of other fish stocks and the marine environment.
Len & Gwen Willing Fund - for the benefit of the elderly in the Comox Valley community.

Community Funds

Ad Clement Family Fund
Al Griffith Family Fund
Allan & Pamela Robinson Fund
Archie Watson Family Fund
Betty Baker Moore Family Fund
Canadian Union of Public Employees (Courtenay Unit) Fund
Comox Valley Community Foundation Directors Fund
Comox Valley Desk Top Publishers Association Fund
Comox Valley Community Foundation General Fund
Dicastri Family Fund
Doris Wallace Fund
Duxbury Family Fund
Eileen Rispin Fund
Erik & Beverley Eriksson Fund
George L. Hobson Family Fund
Gordon Family Fund
H. Leighton Family Fund
Harold Stevens Contracting Fund
Harder Family Fund
Janet & Harry Simms Fund
John & Leslie King Fund
John & Linda McLean Fund
Joyce Perkins Fund
Linda & Ron Parke Family Fund
Loraine & Stan Nixon Fund
Mary Clifton Family Fund
Melba Cronk Memorial Fund
Meyers, Norris, Penny Fund
Michael Naish Fund
Mona & Eileen Turnbull Fund
Norman & Lisa Leung Fund
Peter Doherty Fund
Poje Family Fund
Presley and Partners Fund
Presley Family Fund
Roberts & Adela Smith Family Fund
Robert (Rocky) Williams Family Fund
Russell & Hazel Waldie Family Fund
Stephens & Jones Family Fund
Swift Datoo Law Corporation Fund
Terry Ryan Fund
The Honourable Stanley B. Hagen Fund
Thomas and Roberta Feely Fund
Valerie J. & Richard D. Graham Fund
Village of Cumberland Fund
Waypoint Insurance Services Inc. Fund
Wharram Family Fund


 

Designated Funds

Catherine Mary Aitken and Elizabeth Cherry Aitken Fund - Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation AND Comox Valley Hospice Society
Robin & Jennifer Harrison Environmental  Fund - Project Watershed
Chrissie May Ingleby Fund - BC Children's Hospital AND Restor International
Jim and Marjorie Walden Fund - Comox Valley Corps of The Salvation Army AND CVRD Sports and Aquatic Centre
Comox Valley Community Foundation Sustainability Fund - to defray the costs of administration of the Foundation including costs for wages, professional services, equipment and supplies

Donor Advised Funds

Rotary Club of Courtenay Foundation Fund - relief of poverty and advancement of education.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships awarded by North Island College:
Catherine Mary Aitken & Elizabeth Cherry Aitken Fund - for full time studies at NIC. For Comox Valley High School graduates and based on academic achievement and community involvement.
Harold Rodney Christie Scholarship Fund - for students in the Nursing program at NIC

Donor Advised Scholarships: 
Ben Bellamy Memorial Scholarship Fund - for a student graduating from Highland Secondary School whose ordinary residence is the Comox Valley. Applicants will have high academic results, respect for others and a kind, caring personality.
Dr. Robert E. Clarke Bursary - Available to all Comox Valley Grade 12 students pursuing a career in the Health Sciences. Awarded based on scholarly and community merit, strength of character and financial need.

Scholarships awarded by Comox Valley High Schools:
Beecher Development Bursaries - 2 bursaries, one for a student pursuing an academically oriented course of post-secondary study and one for a student pursuing a post-secondary trades course. This award rotates through the high schools.
Bud Colbow Scholarships - 1 award for each high school in the Comox Valley for students pursuing studies in Agriculture or Forestry.
Arthur & Phyllis Ramsell Bursary - one award for each high school in the Comox Valley for students pursuing a career in the field of Nursing or general health care.
Geoff Longland Memorial Bursary - for a deserving graduate of Georges P. Vanier Secondary School who is entering engineering studies at UBC
George T. Cochrane Scholarship - for graduates of Georges P. Vanier Secondary School enrolling in post-secondary studies in the field of EducationThis fund is still under development.