We have created a community response fund to support charities, non-profits, and organizations to effectively and efficiently keep community members safe and healthy in the current environment while meeting the increased demand for services and support. This initiative is made possible by our community’s generous financial support. 

Through these difficult times we have seen the incredible strength, resilience, and collaboration of our community. The outpouring of support from our community for our community speaks to the exceptional individuals that love our home, the Columbia Valley. 


The Columbia Valley Community Foundation created the COVID-19 Community Response Fund in April 2020 to provide financial support to the organizations and projects responding to the emergency needs resulting from the pandemic. The Columbia Valley Community Foundation’s pandemic response funding has supported 48 projects granting $219,138 into local organizations.


Successful COVID-19 Community Response Fund Grant Seekers

Summit Youth Centre – Snack Boxes

Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley – Grief Support

Radium Hot Springs Public Library – Safety Equipment & Signage

District of Invermere, with Valley Fitness Centre – Sanitization Equipment

Friends of Invermere Public Library – Safety Equipment & Signage

Windermere Valley Child Care Society – Safety Supplies

Columbia Valley Arts Council – Community Healing Through Art

District of Invermere, with Columbia Valley MakerSpace Society – Face Shields

Christmas Bureau of the Columbia Valley – Decreased Funding & Increased Need for Christmas Bureau

Radium Hot Springs Public Library – Sanitization Supplies

District of Invermere, with Columbia Valley Rockies Booster Club – Sanitization Equipment

Columbia Valley Greenways Alliance – Columbia Valley Whiteway Expansion

Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley – Operational & Programming Expenses

Summit Youth Centre – COVID Supplies & Staffing

Radium Hot Springs Public Library – Safety Equipment

District of Invermere, with Cycling Without Age – 2021 Operating & Bike Safety Modifications

Recreation Adaptive Society – Seated Adaptive Sledge

District of Invermere, with Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club – Youth Development Program Equipment

Rocky Mountain School District No. 6, with Rocky Mountain Place-based Learning Network – Outdoor Learning Classroom Kits

Village of Radium Hot Springs, with Radium Rotary Community Garden – Garden Maintenance (Lost Fundraising Income)

Radium Hot Springs Public Library – Operational Expenses (Lost Revenue Replacement)

Rocky Mountain School District No. 6, with David Thompson Secondary School – DTSS Student Lunch Program

Columbia Basin Environmental Educational Network – Outdoor Learning Equipment (Pre-School/Daycare/Dayhome)

District of Invermere, with Peaks Gymnastics – Operational & Programming Expenses

Columbia Valley Food Bank, with Columbia Valley Food & Farm – Operational & Programming Expenses

Summit Youth Centre – Travelling Skate Park

District of Invermere, with Windermere Valley Ski Club – Coaching & Programming Expenses

Thank you to our Community Champions (aka donors) and Local Superheros (aka non-profits) for making our community stronger and more resilient in these times.


We are better together.

We are #ValleyStrong.

Donations can be made online. Alternatively, donations can be made to the Columbia Valley Community Foundation, PO Box 991, Invermere BC, V0A 1K0 (please indicate COVID-19). All donations over $20 will be provided a receipt for donation purposes. Thank you for your generosity.

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CVCF COVID-19 Community Response Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely difficult for local charities and non-profits, with it affecting revenue streams, operations, volunteer capacity, and need for services. Since April 2021, and the inception of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, we have granted almost $120,000 to local community organizations. Our most recent granting, in May 2021 disbursed $26,590 into the hands of our community supporting local organizational sustainability and projects supporting community needs including food security and mental health.

We are currently reviewing the next stage of our COVID-19 Community Response Fund granting. Applications will open again in the summer for a fall adjudication.

For questions, please reach out to our Executive Director, Caitlin Hall-Sharp at info@valleyfoundation.ca or 250-342-2845.