The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it recently distributed an additional $52,500 in grants to 11 organizations to assist with the community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

CVCF’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants, initially launched in March, are intended to offer resources for the community where they are needed most, with a focus on access to food, shelter, supplies and care for our community’s most vulnerable.

“The need in our community remains great and we are very happy to be able to support our agency partners as they transition the delivery of their programs and services in response to the pandemic and its impact on our most vulnerable neighbours,” said Matt Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community Foundation. “With this latest round of grants, CVCF will have invested $211,900 in our community’s COVID-19 response, with more to come.”

“We are so thankful for the support we have received from our donors, many first-time donors to the CVCF, and recently First Credit Union, which has made these grants possible,” Beckett added.

Applications for funding from charities and non-profit organizations are still being accepted. The next deadline for applications is July 23, with the fourth and final round of grants expected to be released mid-August.

Founded in 1996, the Comox Valley Community Foundation is an independent charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency, dedicated to enriching life in the Comox Valley forever. With the support of local families, businesses and organizations who have created endowed funds, the CVCF has awarded more than $3.2 million to over 170 local non-profits and 230 students.

For further information, or to learn more about how you can make an impact, please visit www.cvcfoundation.org or call 250-338-8444.

Susan Auchterlonie

Executive Director, Comox Valley Community Foundation