Working to help make the Valley a better place to live, work and play.

The Comox Valley Community Foundation is a registered, independent philanthropic institution whose mission is to help improve the quality of life in the Comox Valley. This is accomplished by providing financial support to a variety of community based charitable organizations.

While there are many different organizations working towards building a better community, there are a few things that make the Foundation different.

Our approach is to bring a wide variety of donors together as community builders so that we can pool their resources to ensure that their philanthropic goals will have a lasting impact on the community. In other words, we accept donations from donors, invest them for long term growth, and disburse the earnings to local charities based on their needs and the needs of the community.

One of the other things that make the Foundation different is that it takes a long-term view of the community’s needs and invests in solutions that will help organizations become sustainable and ready to respond to the people they serve. There are five areas of interest that the Foundation focuses on, Arts and Culture, Environment and Parks, Health and Welfare, Seniors, Education and Youth.

The Foundation offers the opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, service clubs and other non-profit organizations to achieve their charitable and financial goals by offering resources that make giving easy, flexible and most importantly effective. For many the Foundation provides assurances that their gift to the community will be a constant source of funding for the benefit of generations to come.

Currently the Comox Valley Community Foundation holds and administers over 70 individual charitable and pooled funds. Since 1998 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

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