About US

Community Foundations are charitable organizations dedicated to improving communities in specific geographical areas. Central Okanagan Foundation does this by pooling the charitable gifts of donors to create endowment funds and using the investment income to make grants.

The Central Okanagan Foundation supports registered charities within the Central Okanagan Region. This encompasses the District of Lake Country, City of Kelowna, City of West Kelowna, and District of Peachland.


To provide an ongoing contribution to the quality of life in our community through building endowments, grant making, and community leadership.


To promote excellence in philanthropy to enable our community to flourish. We bring donors and charities together to provide for the needs of the community today, tomorrow and forever.

Our Promise

We ensure your kindness is felt for generations.

We believe everyone can leave a legacy. We pride ourselves on being leaders in managing philanthropic funds, grants, and endowments so that the best of all of us is felt far into the future.

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