Comox Valley Community Foundation

CVCF Announces Spring 2021 Neighbourhood Small Grants Recipients

CVCF Announces Spring 2021 Neighbourhood Small Grants Recipients

“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.”

Comox Valley Community Foundation Announces 2021 COVID-19 Grant Recipients

“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.”

CVCF Funds Building Connections for Valley Families project for 2021

The Building Connections for Valley Families project is entering its third year and is built upon
the belief that by working together as a community, we can improve children’s health in the
early years. When the project originated, 40% of children in the Comox Valley were considered
vulnerable on the Early Development Instrument scale, which measures the developmental
health of kindergarten children. The goal of the project is to reduce vulnerability to 25% or less
by the year 2025.

Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department Bursary

The Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department recently established a Bursary Fund with the Comox Valley Community Foundation, to support the children of its members who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department Bursary

Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department Bursary

The Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department recently established a Bursary Fund with the Comox Valley Community Foundation, to support the children of its members who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Canadian Tire Donates 2400 Litres Of Sanitizer To Support Local Not-For-Profits

Canadian Tire Donates 2400 Litres Of Sanitizer To Support Local Not-For-Profits

“Sanitizer is an absolute necessity for local charities as they continue to provide services
and programming for residents of the Comox Valley during this second wave of the COVID19 pandemic,” said Bert Heeringa, Owner/Operator Canadian Tire Courtenay. “Recognizing
that the purchase of sanitizer is an extra expense for many community organizations with
already tight budgets, we wanted to assist them in reducing their costs and instead allow
them to direct their funds in support of their clients and mission.”

Comox Valley Community Foundation Launches New Neighbourhood Small Grants

Neighbourhood Small Grants is a grassroots grantmaking program developed by
Vancouver Foundation that helps build community and strengthen connections right where
people live. CVCF is pleased to be joining with other participating Vancouver Island
communities which make up the NSG Island Network including: Clayoquot Sound,
Nanaimo, North Island-Mount Waddington, Parksville-Qualicum, Salt Spring Island,
Victoria, and Campbell River.