Welcome to the Comox Valley Community Foundation!
Enriching lives in the Comox Valley has been our purpose, promise and passion since 1996 when we started connecting donors to community needs and opportunities. We are a community catalyst and engage in three core activities:
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. This is why 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!
2018 Comox Valley Community Foundation Community Enrichment Award recipients, January 30, 2018. Slightly over $164,000 was handed out to 26 community groups.