Philanthropy

Community Foundation North Okanagan stewards over 200 individual charitable funds that together drive over $20 million in assets.

Community Foundation gives over $1 million to local charities

Funds distributed increases each year as the Foundation works to offer donors more giving options

  • Dec 13, 2021

 

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving Campaign runs from Dec. 1 to 12. In 2020, with generous donations from local businesses and individuals, 32 families in need were supported.

Help Jillian Harris support families in need this holiday season

Donate during the 12 Days of Giving for entry to win prizes from some favourite brands

  • Nov 30, 2021

 

Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Nov 29, 2021

 

Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
Take the guesswork out of giving with this catalogue of essential charitable organizations from around the region. To make a donation & ask questions call Leanne at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2505428655" title="Call 250-542-8655. with 3CX Click to Call"> 250-542-8655. </tcxspan>

Giving that feels good

Find a meaningful gift for everyone on your holiday list in the 2021 Giving Guide

  • Nov 15, 2021
Take the guesswork out of giving with this catalogue of essential charitable organizations from around the region. To make a donation & ask questions call Leanne at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2505428655" title="Call 250-542-8655. with 3CX Click to Call"> 250-542-8655. </tcxspan>
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at the Grand Prize home in South Surrey’s Ocean Park neighbourhood.

Take a video tour of this magnificent Millionaire Lottery home

Support VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation: Prizes include $3 million home package or $2.7 million cash

  • Nov 1, 2021
Millionaire Lottery spokesperson Todd Talbot at the Grand Prize home in South Surrey’s Ocean Park neighbourhood.
A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s took place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s first Drop Zone event raises $66k for Camp Winfield

A $25,000 chunk of the funds raised came from the Stober Foundation

A photo of a participant from a previous Drop Zone event. Kelowna’s took place at 1631 Dickson Avenue in Kelowna on Sept. 21. (Contributed)
Donating appreciated securities directly to charity – rather than selling the assets and donating the cash proceeds – is one of the best ways to give.

Publicly Traded Securities as a Charitable Gift

A smart approach to maximize your charitable impact

  • Oct 11, 2021
Donating appreciated securities directly to charity – rather than selling the assets and donating the cash proceeds – is one of the best ways to give.
“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” ~ quote by author, Nelson Henderson.

Creating a brighter future through collective action

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade…

  • Sep 13, 2021
“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” ~ quote by author, Nelson Henderson.
One of this year’s Grand Prize options is a $2.9 million Dream Home package in South Surrey, featuring this 5,975 sq. ft. home in beautiful Morgan Creek.

Win your dream home – and help BC’s kids

2021 Dream Lottery supports BC Children’s Hospital Foundation + features a $2.9 million Grand Prize!

  • Aug 23, 2021
One of this year’s Grand Prize options is a $2.9 million Dream Home package in South Surrey, featuring this 5,975 sq. ft. home in beautiful Morgan Creek.
The Community Foundation North Okanagan offers a flexible yet structured approach to charitable giving, and provides investment vehicles and community expertise to help you make informed decisions.

Future giving is all about planning

We often hear that to achieve a goal we must start with…

  • Aug 9, 2021
The Community Foundation North Okanagan offers a flexible yet structured approach to charitable giving, and provides investment vehicles and community expertise to help you make informed decisions.
Generosity comes in many forms and leaving a gift to charity in your will can have the biggest impact for the causes that matter the most to you.

Future Giving Made Easy

Create a legacy with a big local impact

  • Jul 12, 2021
Generosity comes in many forms and leaving a gift to charity in your will can have the biggest impact for the causes that matter the most to you.
The Government of Canada states that gender equality contributes to long-term sustainable economic growth, social progress, sustainable development and social, cultural and economic development.

The future of women in our community

When you improve the life of a woman, her family and community are naturally impacted for the better

  • Jun 14, 2021
The Government of Canada states that gender equality contributes to long-term sustainable economic growth, social progress, sustainable development and social, cultural and economic development.
Women lead the Community Foundation North Okanagan. From Left to right, Lisa Deargle Communications Director, Leanne Hammond, Executive Director, Leanne Edwards, Finance and Administrative Assistant

Building a future grounded in equality

The unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic have widened gaps and…

  • May 17, 2021
Women lead the Community Foundation North Okanagan. From Left to right, Lisa Deargle Communications Director, Leanne Hammond, Executive Director, Leanne Edwards, Finance and Administrative Assistant
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 17, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Hometown Heroes Lottery spokesperson Sebastian Sevallo outside of the 5,137 sq. ft. Grand Prize home in Langley, in Murrayville.

Win big and help our Heroes

Get your tickets to win a $2.6 million Grand Prize – and support two great causes

  • May 17, 2021
Hometown Heroes Lottery spokesperson Sebastian Sevallo outside of the 5,137 sq. ft. Grand Prize home in Langley, in Murrayville.
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 10, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 4, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 3, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.
‘We want to partner with philanthropic minded leaders,’ says Leanne Hammond, Executive Director of the Community Foundation North Okanagan, here with Mike Nolan, CFNO Board Chair.

Thoughtful Leadership & Community Impact

Many business leaders play a meaningful role in supporting and giving back…

  • Apr 12, 2021
‘We want to partner with philanthropic minded leaders,’ says Leanne Hammond, Executive Director of the Community Foundation North Okanagan, here with Mike Nolan, CFNO Board Chair.