List of Funds

The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan offers a flexible yet structured approach for charitable giving to help you improve the lives of others in the community. We provide investment vehicles and community expertise to ensure impact for your charitable giving.

A named fund can be created with a gift of $10,000 (or $1,000 to start-up). This fund can be customized to meet your personal charitable giving objectives, which may include:

  • Supporting your favourite charities or charitable causes
  • Memorializing a loved one, or encouraging a family tradition of charitable giving
  • Creating a lasting legacy, or providing community support in the short-term
  • Establishing an educational award (scholarships)
  • Leaving an estate gift to the Community Foundation

Fund Types:

Designated Funds allow donors to choose a favourite charity or charities to benefit not just once, but every year in perpetuity.

Donor Advised Funds offer you the flexibility to support the charities and causes you care about most. You can direct grants throughout your lifetime and create a granting plan for the future.

Smart & Caring Community Funds are a flexible way to support ever changing community needs. Leave the grantmaking up to our granting committee knowing that applications are thoroughly assessed based on emerging community priorities.

Term Endowments – Spend Down Funds target a specific cause and donate over a specific period of time. Suitable for donors who want to make an immediate impact or a significant difference over a compressed timeline.


As of September 30, 2020 (end of our fiscal year) the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan is proud to hold the following endowment funds:

We thank each of our new and existing donors for placing their trust in us to effectively manage and steward these funds.

Smart & Caring Community Funds

Al Roos Endowment Fund
Anonymous Fund “A”
Beatrice Perry Memorial Fund
Brenda Semple Memorial Fund*
Bryson McKay Whyte & Maude Beatrice Whyte Memorial Fund
Community Health Endowment Fund
Doreen & Jack Gordon Endowment Fund
Dorothy May Myatt Endowment Fund
Emma & Archibald Gregory Family Fund
G V Rogers Memorial Fund
Green Family Fund
Huston Family Endowment Fund
Joe & Gwen Brown Endowment Fund
Keith & Trish Allan Family Fund 
Lloyd Davies & Janet Armstrong Endowment*
Mary Warder Merryfield Endowment Fund
Millicent M. Foster Endowment Fund
Muriel Mildenberger Fund*
Murray & Elva Gee Fund
Nixon Wenger Endowment Fund 
Norman Alexander Gillis Endowment Fund 
Norman Mackie Simon Endowment Fund
North Okanagan Cancer Prevention Fund
North Okanagan Duplicate Bridge Club Endowment Fund
Patricia Delma Edbom Endowment Fund
Patrick F. Mackie Endowment Fund 
Pauline Legg Endowment Fund*
Peter Leahy Memorial Fund*
Petra Emmi Heaton Memorial Fund*
R & G Hamilton Family Endowment
Richard John Farmer Memorial Fund
Rick Balfour Memorial Fund 
Robert Barclay McClelland Endowment 
Robert Duncan McLean Endowment Fund*
Smart & Caring Community Fund
Stewart Alexander Fraser Endowment Fund
Sydney Frederick Ward Memorial Fund*
Thomas Mellish Memorial Fund
Weatherill Family Fund
William A. Irwin Endowment Fund*
Winnifred R. Steel Endowment Fund
Women to the Power of 10 Fund
Youth VIP Committee Fund


Donor Advised Funds 

Bill & Muriel Townsend Fund
CCM Stewart Family Trust
Chapman Family Fund
Dorothy & John Graham Gift Fund
Edna, Stella and Harry Weatherill Foundation 
Emily Dahl Foundation
Galbraith Family Endowment Fund
GALS Endowment Fund
Gord & Linda Ball Fund 
Mike & Jean Haug Endowment Fund
Paul Docksteader Foundation
Saving Grace Foundation
SilverStar Play It Forward Fund
SSS Sestrap Endowment Fund


Term Endowments Spend Down Funds

Finch Family Fund
Popowich Family Fund – 1 
Galbraith Family Flow Through Fund
Anonymous Fund “A” Flow Through Fund


Designated Funds

Agnes Sovereign Memorial Fund
Armanious Family Endowment Fund
Dr. Arthur Sovereign Memorial Fund 
Art Sovereign Pediatric Fund
Aubrey Creed St. John Fund
Beatrice I. Perry Endowment Fund
Beth Melvin Memorial Fund
Blankley Family Memorial Fund
Brenda Semple Memorial Fund
Caroline Galbraith Cancer Fund
Caroline Galbraith Endowment Fund
Dante Darkazanli Memorial Fund
Doreen Abbott-Smith Endowment for Healthcare Fund
Dorothy Myatt Endowment for Healthcare Fund
Elizabeth Dubray Memorial Fund for Healthcare
Ellison Family Endowment Fund
Fernande Deltenre Endowment Fund
Festival of the Arts Fund
Florence Ellen Robey Endowment for Healthcare 
Gardner Ross Hardman Endowment Fund
Henry & Mae Wong Endowment Fund
Herbert & Frieda Drauzburg Endowment Fund
Interior Eyecare Society Fund
James Frederick Roh Endowment
Joan James Memorial Fund for Cancer Care
John Shephard Museum Fund
John Victor Harrison Fund
Justice Peter D. Seaton Memorial Bursary Fund
Lyle & Darlene Lewis – VJH Cancer Clinic Endowment Fund
Lyle & Darlene Lewis – VJH Cardiac Care Endowment Fund
Lyle & Darlene Lewis VJH Ultrasound Endowment Fund
Marion Adeline Read Endowment Fund
Mark & Isabel Rose Endowment Fund
Martin Goble Memorial Fund for Healthcare
Mary Richardson Memorial Endowment Fund
Maureen Bryant Endowment Fund
Muriel Mildenberger Fund*
Norman Frederick Kennedy Endowment Fund
Okanagan Musicians Endowment Fund
Pauline Legg Endowment Fund*
Peter George Legg Endowment Fund
Robert Barclay McClelland Endowment for Healthcare Fund
Robert D. McLean Diabetic Daycare Fund
Sharon Billie Memorial Fund
Stewart Fraser Healthcare Fund
Sveva Caetani Memorial Endowment Fund
Walter & Jiraporn Henckel Endowment Fund
William A. Irwin Endowment Fund*
William Seibt Fund for Healthcare
Xel & Cora Monsees Endowment Fund
Yoshitaka Mori Memorial Fund


Designated – Scholarship Funds

A.A. and I. Gray Scholarship Fund
Ailsa Edge Memorial Fund
Archibald McKellar MacMechan Scholarship Fund
Blueliners Association Fund
Bradley Haslam Memorial Fund
Cherryville Community Club Bursary Fund
Class of ‘69 Scholarship Fund
D.S. MacKay Scholarship Fund
David Jones Memorial Drama Fund
Dr. Vic Demetrick Memorial Scholarship Fund
Elizabeth Scott Vocal – Choral Bursary Fund
Funtastic Sports Society Fund
Herbert LaFontaine Memorial Scholarship Fund
HI Masters Bursary Fund
James & Anne-Marie Kanester Fund in honour of Cliff & Lillian Kanester
Jeff Thorlakson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jim & Elizabeth Kidston Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jo Ellen Foster Memorial Fund
Joel Balfour Memorial Scholarship Fund
Junior Chamber International – Vernon Fund
Kalamalka Award Program Endowment Fund
Kara Hintz Memorial Scholarship Fund
Karen Bedard Memorial Scholarship Fund
Kerry Palmer Memorial Bursary Fund
Kieran Galbraith Memorial Fund
Klaus & Elisabeth Uhle Fund
Leah Dayboll Memorial Scholarship Fund
Lloyd Davies & Janet Armstrong Endowment*
Lumby Minor Hockey Scholarship Fund
Lumby Women’s Institute Scholarship Endowment Fund
Manke Gowan Bursary Fund
Marika Kirchpfennig Scholarship Fund
Michael Ludwig Memorial Scholarship Fund
Okanagan College Endowment Fund
Okanagan Landing Volunteer Firefighters (1975-2012) Legacy Fund
Pat & Gladys Duke Memorial Scholarship Fund
Peter Isman Scholarship Fund
Peter Leahy Memorial Fund
Petra Emmi Heaton Memorial Fund
Reay O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund
Robert Duncan McLean Endowment Fund
Ron Hlady Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ruth Blencoe Memorial Fund
School District #22 Vernon Scholarship Trust Fund
Silver Star Rotary Education Fund
Simon Fraser University -Science Scholarship Fund
Smith Family Scholarship Fund
Syd Dalzell Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
Sydney Frederick Ward Memorial Fund*
Tom Frame Memorial Fund
Vernon Community Singers – Molly Boyd Scholarship Fund
Vernon Motor Dealer’s Association Fund
Vernon Secondary Alumni Scholarship Fund
Vernon Welsh Society Music Scholarship Fund
William Seaton / Kin Memorial Scholarship Fund


Designated – Charitable Agency Funds

Abbeyfield House of Armstrong Spallumcheen Society Fund
Allan Brooks Nature Centre Endowment Fund
Archway Society for Domestic Peace (formerly Vernon Women’s Transition Centre Society Fund)
Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Arts Endowment Fund
Boys & Girls Club Okanagan – Vernon Fund
Eagle Bay Camp Fund
Greater Vernon Museum & Archives Endowment Fund
Kingfisher Interpretive Centre Endowment Fund
Mackie Lake House Endowment
North Okanagan Hospice Society Fund
North Okanagan Hospice Society Garden Fund
O’Keefe Ranch and Interior Heritage Society Fund
Okanagan Regional Library Endowment Fund
Okanagan Symphony Society Fund – Vernon Branch
Salvation Army – Vernon Branch Fund
SPCA Endowment Fund
St. John Ambulance Endowment Fund
St. Vincent Foster Parent Association Endowment Fund
Sustainable Environment Network Fund
Trinity United Church Special Gifts Committee Fund
Turning Points Collaborative Society Endowment Fund
United Way Southern Interior BC Fund
Vernon Community Music School Endowment Fund
Vernon Community Music School Scholarship Fund
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Endowment Fund
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Vision Fund
Vernon Performing Arts Centre Endowment Fund
Vernon Public Art Gallery Endowment Fund
Vernon Restholm Association Endowment Fund
Westside Response Services Fund


*these funds support Smart & Caring Responsive Grants, and other chosen beneficiaries

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