CVCF Announces 2021 COVID-19 Grant Recipients

Volunteers pack LUSH Valley’s Good Food Boxes.

The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it recently distributed $134,170 in the form of grants to 11 organizations to assist with the community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants will assist those most impacted by the ongoing pandemic, through promoting food security, supporting initiatives to address homelessness, and boosting resources available for children and youth.

“The need in our community remains great and our agency partners continue to work tirelessly to provide programs and services to the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Matt Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community Foundation. “The pandemic has exacerbated the fundamental inequalities that exist in our community, and we are very thankful for the Comox Valley Regional District’s continued support in addressing these issues.”

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) contributed $100,000 from its Provincial Safe Restart Funds and the Comox Valley Community Foundation funded the balance from the Robert & Florence Filberg Fund for child welfare.

Recipients of the $134,170 include:

Organization Project Grant Amount
Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness Connect program pandemic supports  $           25,000.00
Comox Valley Family Services Eat Well Meal Kits  $             7,700.00
Comox Valley Head Injury Society COVID client supports  $             6,410.00
Comox Valley Recovery Centre Second stage program supports  $           15,000.00
Comox Valley Transition Society Supports for children, youth & families  $           11,300.00
Cumberland Community Schools Society Cumberland Food Share program  $           20,000.00
Eureka Support Society Food security for adults with persistent mental illness $              4,500.00
Farm to Family Meals Service Society/ Denman Island Community Education Society School lunch program $              2,500.00
KidSport Comox Valley Sport fee subsidies  $             2,500.00
Lake Trail Community Education Society Enhanced Salad Bar program $              4,260.00
LUSH Valley Food Action Society Good Food Box program  $           35,000.00