Campbell River Community Foundation

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A Year Like No Other

A reminder of what is important.

Life is ironic. It takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence. 

The world has changed for all of us but, despite the challenges, we are reminded about what is most important. For many, it is connection, family/friends, nature, helping others. We are pleased to share with you how the Campbell River Community Foundation has regrouped and refocused during this most unsettling time. We are doing our best to “help people help others” in our community.

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Emergency Community Support Fund Grants Applications CLOSED on October 30th.


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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.

Regular Grant Applications CLOSED on October 31st.

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We are proudly offering the Neighbourhood Small Grants program to the Campbell River community, in collaboration other community foundations in BC.

Grants of up to $500 will be given to families or small groups to support projects that focus on building community and making neighbourhoods better places to live.

WHEN: Deadline has been extended.  Applications will be accepted until Sunday, November 15, 2020.

WHO: Individuals and/or family members from the same household or in collaboration with a neighbour with proper social distancing practices.

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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 a COVID-19 Relief Fund was initiated to assist local organizations in meeting the needs of others as quickly as possible.

COVID 19 Relief Fund Applications are still being accepted.

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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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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