Community Foundation awards development grants

In the first of its kind, the Comox Valley Community Foundation awarded seven professional development grants for a total of $10,000 to local charities to help address the need for greater support and training for staff and volunteers.

The CVCF grants committee used a two-phase adjudication process to select the recipients, fully exploring all aspects of each application.

“We received 18 applications and looked carefully at each one for clear goals, good development plans and measurable benefits,” said committee chair Joan Carson. “Seven organizations were selected and represent the diverse needs of our community.”

Professional Development Grant recipients are: CV Early Years Collaborative, CV Ground Search and Rescue Society, CV Hospice Society, CV Adult Literacy and Learning Society, Glacier View Lodge Society, Hornby Island Educational Society and Hornby Island Elder House Society.

The Comox Valley Community Foundation Professional Development Grant is designed to help organizations address the need to strengthen their skills and capabilities. The Comox Valley Community Foundation has been assisting registered charities to acquire or upgrade critical capital resources for the past 20 years.

 

Just Posted

Food bank filling a need in Black Creek

“Massive pocket” of people using the Black Creek Bread of Life Food Bank

More wind storms to hit Vancouver Island, expected to taper off for Christmas Day

Another special weather statement in effect for evening of Dec. 19

Bike helmets, tools donated to Santa’s Workshop

Cross Canada Cycle Touring Society and Canadian Tire embraced the season of giving

Annual labyrinth walk welcomes the festive celebration of lights season

Take a break from the commercial activity of the holiday season and… Continue reading

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

UBC study could spare cancer patients from side effects of radiation

Her research has drawn a connection of Chromosome 6 genes to pulmonary fibrosis susceptibility.

‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, ‘Big’ director Penny Marshall dies

Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75.

B.C. Court of Appeal to rule in terror case that centres on RCMP conduct

B.C.’s appeal court is scheduled to release a decision today on a couple whose guilty verdict over plotting to blow up the provincial legislature was thrown out by a lower court judge.

Trump backs off on demand for $5 billion to build a border wall

Congress and President Donald Trump continue to bicker over his demand that lawmakers fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Canadian detained in China, not clear if related to two other detentions

Reports suggest the person is not a diplomat or entrepreneur doing business in China.

Trudeau sees 2019 election as choice between positive Liberals, divisive Tories

Trudeau is drawing much the same battle lines that propelled the Liberals to a come-from-behind victory in 2015

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla, Highway 3

Make sure to equip winter tires if travelling

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

Most Read