The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce that a total of 20 projects
have been funded through the Spring Neighborhood Small Grants (NSG) program.

The NSG program is based on a simple but powerful idea – when people feel a sense of
connection and belonging in their neighbourhood, they are more likely to be engaged in
activities that make it a better place to live. Spring 2021 marked the second time the NSG
program has been offered in the Comox Valley and the community response was outstanding.

“We were completely blown away by the number of applications and the creativity of the
projects, all of which demonstrate the program’s guiding principle of strengthening the social
fabric of our community through active engagement,” said Matt Beckett, CVCF’s President. “It
was also great to see so many new project leaders submitting applications. Of the 20 approved
applications, only one project leader had received a grant before.”

Many of the approved projects will take place outdoors, including the planting of pollinator
plants in Cumberland and Comox, the creation of a community seed library in Cumberland and
the establishment of a community cupboard for fruit and flowers in Courtenay. Several of the
projects will be delivered online, including expressive arts, online engagement tools for seniors
and a movement sequence.

Since 1996, with the support of local families, businesses and organizations, the Comox Valley
Community Foundation has awarded more than $4.2 million to over 170 local non-profits and
230 students, towards the purpose of enriching life in our community forever.

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

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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