News from the Community Foundation

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 […]

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 […]