Columbia Valley Community Foundation

Our Vision

A vibrant Columbia Valley.

Our Mission

The Columbia Valley Community Foundation, a charitable organization, provides leadership to:

To cultivate a thriving community by connecting people, ideas, and initiatives with inspired giving.

What is a Community Foundation?

Guiding Principles

We are:

  • Accountable – We are responsible for what we do and transparent in how we do it.
  • Collaborative – We value the power of individuals and organizations working together for positive change.
  • Inclusive – Our work is characterized by mutual respect and the spirit of inquiry. We support equal opportunity for individuals and organizations.
  • Innovative – We are proactive and adaptive in meeting the emerging needs of our community.
  • Integral –  We uphold our vision, mission and guiding principles – we do what we say we are going to do.

Strategic Plan 2021-23

The Foundation has set four strategic priorities to undertake from 2021- 23:


Staffing Requirements

  • The CVCF will ensure we have adequate staffing to manage day to day operations and deliver our strategic initiatives and actions.


Outreach Plan and Profile Expansion

  • The CVCF will become more visible in the community by raising our profile and expanding our engagement.


Inter-organizational Relationships

  • The CVCF will collaborate with other organizations to identify needs and meet mutual goals that benefit the Columbia Valley. We will work to boost community trust by intentionally building relationships.


Internal Structure

  • The CVCF will invest time and resources into reviewing and revising our governance processes and building internal knowledge and capacity.