What is a Community Foundation?

Community foundations are charitable organizations dedicated to improving communities in specific geographical areas. They do this by pooling the charitable gifts of donors to create endowment funds and using the investment income to make grants. Some community foundations support a city, while others like Vancouver Foundation support an entire province.

The Central Okanagan Foundation supports registered charities within the Central Okanagan Region including: Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Peachland.


As a community foundation, we are registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. As a tax-exempt public foundation we are publicly accountable for the funds we manage and can provide tax receipts for gifts received.

To find out more about Community Foundations, visit Community Foundations of Canada.

Public Foundation BIN #11884 3481 RR0001

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