Comox Valley Community Foundation helps build a vital community by supporting local initiatives and organizations that strive to improve the community. We support a variety of causes tackling our community’s most pressing issues. Thanks to our generous donors, Comox Valley Community Foundation now distributes over $250,000 into the community each year in grants, scholarships and bursaries and in payments to charities who invest with us!
What inspires us is the opportunity to provide help in virtually every aspect of community life. Since our inception in 1996, we have distributed grants to over 110 organizations, provided more than 125 scholarships and bursaries, and paid out $373,000 to the eight agencies that have invested with us. In 2015, our total cumulative distributions to these three groups since inception exceeded the $1.75 million mark!
Through our grants, we support everything from the programs for the developmentally disadvantaged to the environment and the arts, providing local charitable organizations with funds they need to create positive change in the community. In 2016/17, we offered the following three grant opportunities:
- Community Enrichment Grants – CLOSED; Re-open Fall 2017
- Canada150 Grants – CLOSED
- Professional Development Grants – CLOSED; Re-open Winter 2017