Author Archives: Community Foundation of the North Okanagan

Emergency Community Support Fund – Round 2 of COVID-19 Relief funds now open for application

An Additional $60,000 Available to North Okanagan Charities VERNON (October 5, 2020) – The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan (CFNO) is pleased to announce an additional $60,000 has been made available for COVID-19 relief through the partnership with the Government of Canada.  The Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) across […]

Two Women Return To The Okanagan To Stand Up For The People Place

Okanagan Valley, BC (July 20th, 2020) – On Saturday, Aug. 8 two longtime friends will meet up again in their hometown to “Stand Up For The People Place.” “Stand Up For” is an annual local fundraising effort by Brittney Page and Kristin Postill where they stand up paddleboard the length of Kalamalka Lake, 16km, in […]

Eleanor Diekert and Julia Payson of CMHA Vernon

Mental Health Matters

In the photo: Eleanor Diekert and Julia Payson of CMHA Vernon. Community Foundation North Okanagan Supports Canadian Mental Health Association Suicide Prevention and Education Programs “Working together just makes sense,” according to Leanne Hammond, executive director of the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan. (CFNO) “We recognize that mental health challenges cut across all income […]

2019 CFNO Board-Leadership

Community Foundation of the North Okanagan Welcomes 2019 Leadership Team

The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan may be “middle-aged” now in their 40’s, but according to executive director Leanne Hammond, “The foundation has never been more innovative and responsive to both the needs of our communities and the wishes of our donors.” At the group’s recent AGM and reception, speakers shared glowing reports of […]

Okanagan Outdoors Club

We Did It! Okanagan Rail Trail Fundraising Goal Met!

Photo credit: Okanagan Outdoors Club “Ahead of schedule and beyond our wildest dreams,” is how volunteers are characterizing the Okanagan Rail Trail grass roots fundraising initiative. According to Leanne Hammond, executive director of the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan, one of two community foundations responsible for stewarding donated funds, “We were initially seen as […]

Community Foundation of the North Okanagan Announces New Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

A new collaboration for Canada’s 150th anniversary is bringing people and places together to build community and activate a groundswell of local initiatives, activities, and events. The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaboration led by Community Foundations of Canada and the national network of 191 community foundations, including the Community Foundation of the […]