Your donation to the Comox Valley Community Foundation is a gift that gives year after year.
The Comox Valley Community Foundation works with donors from all corners of our community – individuals, families, service groups, corporations and those who choose to remain anonymous.
Through their generosity, we build a lasting legacy for the Comox Valley. Gifts of all sizes are pooled and permanently endowed. The principal of the fund is never spent and the interest earned creates a lasting source of revenue in the Comox Valley.
We continually build the fund and invest in our community, granting hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to a broad range of charitable organizations and worthy causes.
The Comox Valley Community Foundation is one of this community’s greatest strengths, allowing us to manage charitable gifts and bequests in perpetuity. This ensures that your legacy gift – of any size – grows and lives on, forever.
Whatever amount you give to CVCF will contribute to the well-being of the Comox Valley. We work to support and strengthen the charitable sector through the ongoing generosity of our donors.
Make a Donation
When you make a donation to the Comox Valley Community Foundation you become a ‘change maker’. Your donation directly empowers organizations dedicated to supporting those in need or working to enrich life in the Comox Valley.
The ways to donate are virtually limitless. A good place to start is to take a moment to review the following giving options and find what fits you best. Whether you wish to donate monthly, annually or leave a bequest in your will, the opportunities to support your community are many.
Comox Valley Community Foundation welcomes donations of any size. Tax receipts are provided for all gifts. To receive a same-year tax receipt, gifts, including online credit card gifts, must be received before midnight (PST) on December 31.
We would love to chat with you to answer any questions you may have and go over any technical details you may need.
Donate by Cheque
Making a donation by cheque is quick and easy. Simply make your cheque payable to the Comox Valley Community Foundation identifying the amount you wish to give. You may also specify the fund you wish to support in the memo line.
To donate by mail, please send a cheque to the Foundation at:
Comox Valley Community Foundation
PO Box 1454
Comox, BC V9M 7Z9
Become a Change Maker today!
Donate by Credit Card
Making a donation on your credit card is as easy. If you would like to make a donation using your credit card you have two options:
Credit card donations may also be set up as pre-authorized regular contributions, and you may be interested to know that we pay less fees through our Donation Portal.
Donating appreciated securities to the Community Foundation has excellent tax benefits including eliminating capital gains tax and receiving an immediate tax receipt for the market value of the securities.
When considering a gift of publicly listed securities, please contact the CVCF office for the necessary forms.
A Gift in Your Will
Designating a gift to the Foundation in your will (often called a charitable bequest) is a wonderful way of creating a legacy for you and your family. You may specify a certain sum of money, a particular asset, or a portion of an estate, to be donated to the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Donors of bequests receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes.
You can donate an existing policy or purchase a new one, and name Comox Valley Community Foundation as the owner and beneficiary. Comox Valley Community Foundation can provide a tax receipt for the present cash surrender value, and/or future payments made.
RRSP / RRIF
You can also donate all or a portion of an RRSP or RRIF during their lifetime with no tax consequences. The Foundation may also be made a beneficiary of the RRSP or RRIF, which the Foundation will receive upon an individual’s death.