The Comox Valley Community Foundation has created a special fund specifically for non-profits struggling to help families during the COVID-19 health crisis. Stock image

More than $20,000 in fourth round of foundation COVID grants

The Comox Valley Community Foundation launched its program at the onset of the pandemic.

  • Aug. 20, 2020 10:30 a.m.

The Comox Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it recently distributed an additional $21,095 in grants to four organizations to assist with the community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

CVCF launched its COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants program at the onset of the pandemic. The grants were intended to offer resources for the community where they were needed most, with a focus on access to food, shelter, supplies and care for our community’s most vulnerable.

“This latest round of funding brings CVCF’s investment in our community’s COVID-19 response to over $350,000,” said Matt Beckett, president of the Comox Valley Community Foundation.

‘This is a number of which we are extremely proud and we are very pleased to have been able to support our local charities and not-for-profit organizations as they transitioned the delivery of their programs and services in response to the pandemic and its impact on our most vulnerable neighbours,” added Beckett.

Recipients of the $21,095 include:

Cumberland Community Schools Society

Food Share program – a continuation of hamper and hot meal delivery program through November 2020

$4,345

Dawn to Dawn: Action of Homelessness Society – Maple Pool Peer Support program through March 2021

$10,000

Northgate Foursquare Church -Back-to-School Backpack program

$3,000

LUSH Valley Food Action Society – Rental of mobile cooler for local food aggregation and distribution through October 2020

$3,750

For further information, or to learn more about how you can make an impact, please visit www.cvcfoundation.org or call 250-338-8444.

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