Campbell River Community Foundation

Helping People Help Others

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Donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Campbell River Community Foundation (CRCF) is dedicated to “Helping People Help Others”. To bring hope in a time of challenge and to help address the COVID-19 impact on our community, we are spearheading a COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist local organizations in meeting the needs of others as quickly as possible.

Donations as of June 9: $217, 002.26
Our NEW Goal is $250,000!  Thank you Campbell River!   Donate To The COVID-19 Relief Fund  

Emergency Community Support Fund: CLOSED

The Campbell River Community Foundation is proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in Campbell River.

Our community foundation has granted the full funding available to our community through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting ECSF applications.  

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Our Foundation’s mission is to enrich life in Campbell River by:

  • CONNECTION: Connecting donors, non-profits, and charities to help create a vibrant, livable, and healthy community

  • LEGACY: Helping  people leave their legacy by developing a permanent endowment 

  • COMMUNITY: Assessing and responding to emerging and changing community needs

  • PHILANTHROPY: Providing a vehicle and service for donors with varied interests and levels of giving 

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The Campbell River Community Foundation supports nonprofit and charitable organizations in Campbell River. To date, we have distributed over $500,000 in grants to support art, culture, education, youth, health, and our environment. All of these community projects help to make our city a healthier, more vibrant, and livable community. Our grants are made possible through the generosity of community-minded donors. We work closely with our donors to connect them with causes that matter in a variety of areas. If you would like to make a difference in your community but don’t know where to start, please connect with us and we will work with you and/or your professional advisor to help you on your path to personal philanthropy. Read More


In 1990, Mayor Robert Ostler and Council were notified of a meeting that was to take place in Ottawa to discuss the concept of Community Foundations in Canada. This meeting was hosted by the Ottawa Community Foundation and its visionary Executive Director, Mr. Al Gamble. The gathering was funded co-operatively by the Vancouver Foundation (largest in Canada), Winnipeg Foundation (first in Canada) and Toronto Foundation, as well as the Ottawa Foundation. The concept of the Community Foundation as a “community umbrella” for charitable needs was developed in North America, by a librarian in Cleveland Ohio. Read More

Recent News

  • Sir Winston Churchill

    We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

    - Sir Winston Churchill
  • Kerry & Barry Watchorn

    We have chosen to invest in the Campbell River Community Foundation because it is a way of giving back to the community and a continuing future legacy in which the funds are well managed and not heavy in administration fees. Local organizations in need are well served by this growing Foundation.

    - Kerry & Barry Watchorn