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.


We believe that everyone can leave a legacy. We are the catalyst, building excellence in philanthropy to ensure our communities flourish.



To contribute to the quality of life in the Central Okanagan through the raising and stewardship of entrusted funds, innovative and diverse granting, and active community leadership.

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