News from the Community Foundation

Neighbourhood Small Grants

Ideas that Connect Neighbours The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program helps residents of any age, experience, or background take part in building community. Do you have a great idea to strengthen connections in your community? In partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) are back! Residents in the North Okanagan are encouraged to […]

Paul Nixon Legacy Fund

Scroll to bottom to make a donation. Paul Nixon’s legacy lives on through his community impact For all of us living in the North Okanagan, we can easily recognize the landmark that is the law offices of Nixon Wenger on 30th Avenue. Paul Nixon was instrumental in planning and constructing those offices. Sadly, Paul passed […]

Front Line Hero Appreciation

To make a donation and support a frontline worker – scroll to bottom of page. Thank you. As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls into its second-year many frontline workers are feeling physically exhausted. They put on their masks and go to work every day because they don’t have the option of working from home. Workers in […]

Emergency Community Support Fund – Grant Results

Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, community-based charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to provide emergency support to individuals and communities experiencing heightened vulnerability. In response, a source of rapid funding was made available to support organizations working with vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan […]

Front Line Hero Appreciation Initiative

The Covid-19 situation is having an impact on everyone’s mental health, but Front Line workers are especially impacted. Help us show these Front Line Heroes WE CARE by donating and nominating someone you know for a special appreciation thank you session!

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 […]