The Comox Valley truly is a Land of Plenty however it takes many organizations and volunteers to ensure everyone benefits.
Over the years the Comox Valley Community Foundation, through the generosity of its many donors, has been able to provide financial support to dozens of organizations whose efforts enhance the quality of life in our community.
These annual grants that the Foundation disburses have been used for a variety of initiatives and special projects that help improve how these organizations are able to serve the community.
Last year for example the Lush Valley Food action Society received a grant that was put towards building raised garden beds so that fresh produce could be made available to those who are in need.
In another instance the Denman Island Museum Society was given a grant so that they could purchase an industrial quality dishwasher. This simple purchase enabled them to provide better service to the many groups that utilize their hall for meetings and events.
The Comox Valley Exhibition & Fall Fair were able to purchase a large event tent that could be loaned out to other organizations. Scouts Canada were able to complete an essential project to help keep things sanitary at Camp Gilwell … a new septic system.
Another grant went to something as basic as a baby change table that the Fanny Bay Community Association needed which goes a long way to ensure that everyone in the community is well served.
Other organizations that received grants for special projects last year included the Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry, Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, L’Arche Comox Valley and the Boys and Girls Club at Aspen Park.
All of these grants are made possible through the disbursement of the revenue that is generated by investing the donations that are held in perpetuity by the Foundation on behalf of many community minded supporters.
Currently the Comox Valley Community Foundation holds and administers over 70 individual charitable and pooled funds. Since 1996 the Foundation has disbursed over $1.2 million in grants to support local charitable organizations.
To find out more about the Comox Valley Community Foundation, the various funds and how you can help visit the Foundation’s website at www.cvcfoundation.org