Neighbourhood Small Grants
Neighbourhood Small Grants are based on a simple but powerful idea: when people feel a sense of connection and belonging to their neighbourhood, our communities are strengthened from the ground up.
Applications are open March 1 - April 15 2020
Canada Healthy Communities Initiative
CVCF is proud to take part in the Canada #HealthyCommunities Initiative alongside Community Foundations of Canada thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Together we are working to flow $31M of funding to transform public spaces in response to #COVID19.
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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. Therefore, 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 through 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 $12 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!