Phase Two of COVID-19 Community Response Fund Grants Now Open!

We have created a community response fund to support charities, non-profits, and organizations to effectively and efficiently keep community members safe in the current environment while meeting the increased demand for services and support. Our community has shown tremendous support for this initiative and we are excited to offer a Phase Two of this granting. See below for additional information on accessing these Phase Two grant funds. 

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. Phase One of the Community Response Fund supported 19 projects granting $96,688 into local organizations. As the pandemic continued, the needs of our community changed and Phase Two of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund is in response to these changing needs.


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.

Donate Online

You may designate your gift to any of our funds, including our Community Response Fund, by selecting from the pull-down menu. All donations over $20 will immediately receive a taxable receipt.

Donate by Cheque

Please download and fill out the form and submit along with your payment.

Apply for Support

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. We are pleased to offer Phase Two of the Columbia Valley Community Foundation COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support the sustainability of the local charities and non-profits that are a backbone to our community.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, reviewed every two months by our Grants Committee.


Please find below additional information on the fillable pdf application form.

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