The Comox Valley Community Foundation provides an opportunity for people to contribute to a permanent endowment fund which is used to enrich the quality of life in the Comox Valley.
This year interest generated by funds donated to the Comox Valley Community Foundation has allowed us to award grants, bursaries and scholarships totaling nearly $200,000 to enrich life in the Comox Valley.
This year, as a Community Foundation "Signature Project", the Comox Valley Hospice Society has been given $16,000 to furnish one of the four new residential hospice suites at their new hospice facility.
The Foundation awarded the Comox Valley Special Olympics Society $24000 for equipment, facility rental, registration fees and transportation for Comox Valley Special Olympians and volunteers.
Meeting Community Needs
In 2015, the City of Courtenay is celebrating its centennial. Join us in creating a legacy to enrich the lives of all those living in Courtenay for the next 100 years!
A gift to the Courtenay Centennial Legacy Fund, administered by the Comox Valley Community Foundation will be invested in perpetuity, and each year the income generated by the fund will be granted by the Foundation for a charitable purpose in the community. This annual allocation will be based on an on-going assessment of needs in the community and the applications submitted. The Foundation’s mandate is to broadly distribute their grant funding available to best enrich the lives of all residents in the community, and each year there will be a call for applications on how charitable organizations can address this mandate.
Needs and opportunities will change over the next 100 years and beyond - your gift will help address either or both. It is a gift that keeps on giving - and in a way that is most beneficial to the community - however Courtenay evolves! Contributing to the Legacy Fund is a wonderful way to recognize and celebrate the richness we enjoy that comes from being a part of this very special community!
$6 million Donation
for Comox Valley
The Comox Valley Community Foundation announced that the Catherine Mary (Mamie) Aitken estate will donate over $6,000,000.00 to the CVC Foundation. This is, by far, the largest gift ever made to the Foundation.
“This generous gift is a game changer for the Foundation and the Comox Valley,” says CVC Foundation President Dr. Norman Carruthers. “It will have a profound impact on the Valley, and because only the income will be spent, the gift will keep on giving to our community for generations to come.”
As specified in Mamie Aitken’s Will, the income from the Aitken Fund will benefit St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, students attending North Island College, the Comox Valley Hospice Society and other groups to be chosen by the CVC Foundation as part of its annual granting program.