The Cortes Community Foundation got its legs in 2021 after joining Community Foundations of Canada. It was then certified by the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization, opening the door for deeper community engagement.Continue reading 2022 brings ambitious goals for a rural community foundation. No. 1 – deliver help where most needed
“We recently were just accepted as a member into the Community Foundations of Canada and that’s also like a really big step for us,” explained Vice President/Treasurer Mark Spevakow.Continue reading Building special relationships: the Cortes Foundation
On Thursday, June 28th, 2021, the Cortes Island Community Foundation obtained charitable status.
This has been a goal since the organization’s beginnings.Continue reading Cortes Island Community Foundation obtained charitable status
Over the course of the last two months, the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) received funding requests from both of the community foundations operating within its area. At the April 29th Board meeting, they granted a total of $32,500 to the Campbell River Foundation – whose catchment area includes Sayward, Quadra, Cortes and the Oyster River. On May 12, the Cortes Island Foundation asked for $50,000. This prompted an intense discussion of the SRD’s relationship to community foundations at the end of which the Cortes Foundation application was denied.Continue reading Cortes Foundation Application Denied