Campbell River Community Foundation

connecting people with local causes that they truly believe in.

What’s new?Why Donate?

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

  • Developing a permanent endowment

  • Assessing and responding to emerging and changing community needs

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

  • Serving as a resource catalyst for charitable activities in our community

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Board Members

The mission of the Campbell River Community Foundation is to enrich life in Campbell River by: Developing a permanent endowment, assessing and responding to emerging and changing community needs, providing a vehicle and service for donors with varied interests and levels of giving, serving as a resource catalyst for charitable activities in our community.

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.

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History

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.

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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