Our region includes:
Our vision is to build legacies in our Columbia Valley communities through the widest possible range of charitable organizations who work diligently to address community needs and priorities in the areas of:
In addition the Columbia Valley Community Foundation holds donor-directed funds specifically to address the needs of:
We enable donors to grant to the widest possible range of charitable organizations and initiatives. Total annual granting reflects Board-directed granting and the interests of people who have established donor-interest funds.
In order to qualify for a grant from our foundation the grantee must be a registered Canadian charity. In some cases, not-for-profit organizations will come together under a lead charity to fulfill a project for the charitable organization. Partnerships are encouraged, but with the new Canada Revenue Agency regulations (and as defined by the Income Tax Act) there are a number of matters to review to determine qualification of grant status from our Foundation.