In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CVCF granted $367,165 into our community between April 2020 and March 2021.  There funds were used to offer resources where they were most needed, with a focus on access to food, shelter, supplies and care for our community’s most vulnerable.

April 2020

Organization Project Description Amount Funded
Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island Virtual online support groups for youth      $4,000
Comox Valley Child Development Association Emergency Autism Support program – one-to-one programming for families needing support      $10,000
Comox Valley Family Services Emergency Support for Vulnerable Families – infant supplies, school supplies for low-income families      $11,000
Comox Valley Food Bank Putting Children First – bags of child-oriented food      $5,000
Comox Valley Transition Society Food for Mothers & Children – purchase of grocery store gift cards      $5,000
Courtenay Elementary School Back Packs to Go – back packs refilled with paper-based school lessons & food      $6,000
Cumberland Community Schools Society Cumberland Food Share program, consisting of healthy food boxes and a food shed      $10,000
Denman Community Education Society Safety Net: Local COVID-19 Response – access to food, showers, washer/dryer and internet for local unsheltered population      $2,000
Hornby Island Education Society Sanitizer/dishwasher for Community Kitchen program      $3,000
John Howard Society of North Island Emergency Food Funds for Youth – purchase of food gift cards for youth      $1,500
Living Hope Church/Coalition to End Homelessness Housing & support for the unsheltered      $22,000
LUSH Valley Food Action Society “Good Food Box” Delivery program      $12,000
The Salvation Army Comox Valley Ministries Food & essential supplies for hampers      $10,500


May 2020 – $57,400

Organization Project Description Amount Funded
Coalition to End Homelessness/Comox Valley Transition Society COVID-19 Hygiene – staffing and supplies for shower facilities for the unsheltered, through June 30      $7,500
Comox Bay Care Society (Care-A-Van) Mobile outreach and social development services, with a focus on youth      $5,000
Comox Valley Child Development Association Expansion and continuation of emergency autism program      $6,000
Comox Valley Senior Support Services Virtual counselling for seniors (one-on-one and group sessions with licensed counsellor)      $4,000
Comox Valley Transition Society Virtual counselling supports      $2,000
Denman Community Education Society Establishing public laundry facilities on Denman      $3,000
Eureka Support Society Emergency client response, for those with mental health challenges & addictions      $3,500
Glacier View Lodge Society Ensuring safety of senior population – cleaning supplies, PPE, client safeguards      $2,500
LUSH Valley Action Society Good food box hamper delivery program for SD71 students, through July 10     $11,500
Northgate Church Saturday lunch program, through September      $5,000
Salvation Army Comox Valley Ministries Food hamper delivery program for month of May (2210 meals)      $6,000
Vanier Secondary Emergency Food program for students      $1,400

July 2020 – $52,500

Organization Project Description Amount Funded
Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society Sanitizing supplies and signage, needed to operate in response to the pandemic      $1,000
Coalition to End Homelessness/Comox Valley Transition Society Warming Centre supplies – underwear, socks, tents, sleeping bags + chairs      $6,000
Comox Valley Community Arts Council Culture Doesn’t Stop initiative – staffing & contractors to put plan and programs in place for community to once again access arts and culture      $5,000
Comox Valley Child Development Association Expansion and continuation of emergency autism program      $5,000
Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre Client care and purchase of supplies for client resource room (infant supplies & clothing)      $2,500
Comox Valley Transition Society Children’s counselling – 200 hours of additional counselling required in response to pandemic, through March 2021      $7,500
Cumberland Community School Society Cumberland Food Share program, through end of September 2020      $8,500
Denman Community Education Society Summer Day Camp supplies – shade tent, handwashing station, port-a-pottie and other equipment/supplies for outside camp      $2,500
Northgate Foursquare Church Back-to-school back pack program      $3,000
Salvation Army Comox Valley Ministries Food hamper delivery program & weekly hot meal program through end of July 2020      $10,500
Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women Society Let’s Get Connected – virtual counselling and recovery supports      $1,000

August 2020 – $21,095

Organization Project Description Amount Funded
Cumberland Community Schools Society Food Share program – continuation of hamper and hot meal delivery program through November 2020      $4,345
Dawn to Dawn: Action of Homelessness Society Maple Pool Peer Support program through March 2021      $10,000
Northgate Foursquare Church Back-to-School Back Pack program      $3,000
LUSH Valley Food Action Society Rental of Mobile Cooler for local food aggregation and distribution through October 2020      $3,750

March 2021 – $134,170

Organization Project Description  Amount Funded
Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness Connect program pandemic supports      $25,000
Comox Valley Family Services Eat Well Meal Kits      $7,700
Comox Valley Head Injury Society COVID client supports      $6,410
Comox Valley Recovery Centre Second stage program supports      $15,000
Comox Valley Transition Society Supports for children, youth & families      $11,300
Cumberland Community Schools Society Cumberland Food Share program      $20,000
Eureka Support Society Food security for adults with persistent mental illness      $4,500
Farm to Family Meals Service Society/ Denman Island Community Education Society School lunch program      $2,500
KidSport Comox Valley Sport fee subsidies      $2,500
Lake Trail Community Education Society Enhanced Salad Bar program      $4,260
LUSH Valley Food Action Society Good Food Box program      $35,000