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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
COVID-19 has seriously impacted our access and use of public spaces which are the glue to our communities. They are a big part of what makes communities safe, vibrant and connected. The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to support communities as they create and adapt public spaces […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
We all want communities where everyone can belong and thrive. The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) supports new and innovative ways of getting us there. Second round for applications open now – Sep 8th – Oct 9th The IRP is designed to help social enterprises to explore, grow and flourish across the country, contributing to solving […]
Bike Love Fundraiser for the Okanagan Rail Trail – See the World’s Best Bicycle Films Help two regular guys, Ashley Lubyk and Kyle Hoehn, raise funds for the Okanagan Rail Trail!
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 […]