The Comox Valley Community Foundation recently invested an additional $51,170 in grants towards six local charities supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are part of the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).
“Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, community-based charities and nonprofit organizations have been working tirelessly to provide emergency support, in particular to individuals and communities experiencing heightened vulnerability,” said Matt Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community Foundation. “We know the need for funding is still significant and we’re continuing to advocate for broader recovery and stabilization support for the charitable sector.”
The ECSF is a $350 million Government of Canada fund that is being implemented with Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada, in partnership with local foundations across the country. Its goal is to provide Comox Valley Community Foundation support to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable Canadians.
Enriching Life in the Comox Valley Forever
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.