News Comox Valley Community Foundation hands out second round of COVID-19 grants SHARE ON: Troy Landreville, staff Thursday, May. 21st, 2020 Comox Valley Community Foundation Logo (Provided via Facebook) The Comox Valley Community Foundation is delivering an additional $57,400 in grants to 12 local organizations to help with the COVID-19 crisis. The foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants, initially launched in March, are intended to offer resources for the community where they are needed most, with a focus on access to food, shelter, supplies and care for the Comox Valley’s most vulnerable. “The need in our community remains great and our agency partners continue to work tirelessly to provide supports and services to our vulnerable neighbours,” Foundation president Matt Beckett said. “With this latest round of grants, CVCF will have invested $159,400 in our community’s COVID-19 response, with more to come.” “We are so thankful for the support we have received from our donors, many first-time donors to the CVCF, and the Comox Valley Regional District and Courtenay Rotary Club, which has made these grants possible,” Beckett added. For a list of organizations that received grants and what the funds will be used for, click on the attachments below: Applications for funding from charities and non-profit organizations are still being accepted. The next deadline for applications is June 4th, with the third round of grants expected to be released at the end of June. The foundation says it will continue to receive and consider applications for as long as we have funds remaining. To supplement the funds available, the Comox Valley Community Foundation has opened a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for donations from individuals and organizations. All donations made to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will be granted in full to charities working on response efforts in the valley. Donations in May will be matched by Vancouver Foundation, up to a maximum of $30,000, and can be made here. The foundation also recently announced its participation in the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) program, which will see $121,850 available to valley charities in support of their work with vulnerable populations. Both granting programs, the CVCF’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants and the ECSF, will run concurrently and charities and non-profit organizations are encouraged to contact the CVCF to discuss which program best suits their funding needs.