News from the Community Foundation

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 […]

COVID-19 Relief funds coming for charities in the North Okanagan

Over $113,000 invested and 13 local charities benefit from this emergency support VERNON (May 27, 2020) – A partnership between the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan (CFNO) and United Way Southern Interior BC (UWSIBC), has granted $113,200 to charity projects and programs directly dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis in the North Okanagan. After the […]

Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants Now Available Throughout Okanagan

Okanagan, BC – The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan is excited to announce a partnership granting program that addresses local needs in a wonderfully personal way. The Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grant stream provides grants of up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other during the […]

COVID-19: United Way launches online tool to help vulnerable people receive aid in North Okanagan

Header image: NexusBC – Vernon Staff Vernon’s NexusBC staff and volunteers are ready to dig in and help local seniors get what they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the United Way and the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan, a program is being put into place to help! The United Way has developed […]

Community Foundation launches way for you to help local charities

Community Foundation North Okanagan Announces “BETTER TOGETHER- COVID-19 Community Response Fund” to support local charities helping people in need “We need to come together and pool funding to get out to the charities serving our vulnerable population right now. There is some great government funding coming through, but it doesn’t cover everything, and it won’t […]

Community Foundation launches way for you to help local charities

Community Foundation North Okanagan Announces “BETTER TOGETHER- COVID-19 Community Response Fund” to support local charities helping people in need  “Working together just makes sense,” according to Leanne Hammond, executive director of the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan. (CFNO) In response to the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the Foundation has created the BETTER TOGETHER – […]

Smart & Caring Community

A National Movement “…Join me in imagining our country as it could be…a smart and caring nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute, and develop their talents to their fullest potential.”- Governor General of Canada, David Johnston The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan has joined the national community foundations movement in response to Governor […]

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 […]