The Comox Valley Community Foundation has disbursed over $1 million to charitable organizations and post-secondary institutions since it began making grants in 1998.
This past year, it disbursed $38,000 in grants to eight local organizations. The grants ranged from the purchase of equipment for environmental mapping to renovations to a local women’s shelter to preserving the Valley’s history. The CVCF also awarded $4,800 in bursaries to students from the Valley.
Every year the Comox Valley Community Foundation raises a portion of its operating funds by hosting an annual gala. This year, the 16th event will happen Oct. 15 at the Florence Filberg Centre. The theme for the evening will be Grease — The Musical and Time Well Wasted will provide the entertainment.
Gala tickets cost $100 per person. Tickets are available through the Sid Williams Theatre and can be purchased online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com, by calling 250-338-2430, ext. 1, or dropping by the Sid box office Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more CVCF information, visit https://cvcfoundation.org.