The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it recently distributed
$134,170 in the form of grants to 11 organizations to assist with the community’s response to the
COVID-19 crisis.

The 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants will assist those most impacted by the ongoing
pandemic, through promoting food security, supporting initiatives to address homelessness, and
boosting resources available for children and youth.

“The need in our community remains great and our agency partners continue to work tirelessly
to provide programs and services to the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Matt
Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community Foundation. “The pandemic has exacerbated
the fundamental inequalities that exist in our community, and we are very thankful for the
Comox Valley Regional District’s continued support in addressing these issues.”

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) contributed $100,000 from its Provincial Safe Restart
Funds and the Comox Valley Community Foundation funded the balance from the Robert &
Florence Filberg Fund for child welfare.

Susan Auchterlonie

Executive Director, Comox Valley Community Foundation

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.

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