Covid 19 Emergency Community Support Fund

The Vanderhoof Community Foundation is delighted to be a part of this Federal Government Initiative. The Fund is aimed at supporting our most vulnerable. Projects need to be submitted as soon as possible and carried out within the next year. Our Foundation is willing and able to help any organization who feels they have an eligible project.

Please spread the word!

Applications must be submitted before 27 July, 2020 for activities occurring between 01 April, 2020 and 31 March, 2021.

For more information:

COVID 2020 Fitness Challenge

Registration form:

Complete and return this to our email at or drop off at Earthen Ware in Vanderhoof.

Sign up to our event on the Vanderhoof Community Foundation Facebook page, post your pictures, and follow the progress of the group!

Have your Team Captain report your team total kilometers once or twice a week to Mary Burkholder at

Donations may be made as follows:

Cash or cheque payable to the Vanderhoof Community Foundation dropped off at Earthen Ware in Vanderhoof (place registration and cash or cheque in envelope with name, phone, and email and indicate if you would like a tax receipt).

Credit Card at select Vanderhoof Community Foundation Endowment Fund

etransfer to Use security question: Event Security Answer: Covid 2020. In the memo block, please indicate receipt or no receipt.

Stay Active and Stay Safe.

Provincial Employee supports Foundation through their Community Services Fund

Left to Right: Brad McRobert and Kathie LaForge

Provincial Employee supports the Vanderhoof Community Foundation through the Provincial Employees’ Community Services Fund (PECSF)

Brad McRobert is the Regional Manager at the Rural Development office in the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in Vanderhoof.  This year Brad chose the Vanderhoof Community Foundation as his charity of choice for donation through the Provincial Employees’ Community Services Fund (PECSF) annual pledge drive.

PECSF is the Province of British Columbia’s unique employee-driven workplace giving program.  Started by caring, community-minded public servants in 1965, it has raised over $45 million for charities throughout the province.  During the fall awareness campaign and pledge drive, public servants from across the province coordinate fun workplace events to encourage employees to donate to their favourite charity and are encouraged to support their charity of choice over the coming year with one-time donations or payroll deductions.

“Donating to the Vanderhoof Community Foundation was important to me because my donation stayed in the local community to support projects that impact close to home and improve the community for me and my family.   As a leader of a local youth programme, I understand that grants and funding awards can make a big difference for charities and not-for-profit organizations.  I’m excited to be able to help to support local projects that improve the quality of life in our local area.”

Kathie LaForge, President of the Vanderhoof Community Foundation wishes to thank Brad and any other Provincial Employees that may have signed up for this program for choosing the Foundation as their charity of choice.  The income earned on the funds we receive and invest, is returned to the community, through our granting program, to support various projects aimed at making Vanderhoof and Area a better place to live.  Today, Tomorrow and Forever!  For more information on our Foundation, check out our website at or our Facebook page – Vanderhoof Community Foundation

If you are a Provincial Government employee in the Vanderhoof area and would like to learn more about the PECSF or donate to the Vanderhoof Community Foundation through this program, you can contact Brad at the Regional Economic Operations, Vanderhoof Office or call 250-847-0856.

Thank you Nechako Valley Animal Health Services!

The Vanderhoof Community Foundation is thrilled to announce another donation from a Vanderhoof business.  Nechako Valley Animal Health Services just donated $750 to the Foundation to add to our Endowment Fund.

Dr. Cori Stephen explains that every Christmas Season, in lieu of sending Christmas Cards to their clients, they make a donation to a non-profit organization that the team chooses in honour of their patients and their owners.

They recognized that the Vanderhoof Community Foundation is in a growth phase of building their endowment fund that provides grants to projects that will benefit Vanderhoof and surrounding area, now and in the future and felt it was an opportunity to be part of something great.  After all, giving back to the community is a part of the Nechako Valley Animal Health Services’ mandate.  They provide a scholarship to a graduate annually who is pursuing medicine and science, they support youth and minor sports in our community, as well as 4H and our Animal Health Team volunteers with numerous non-profit groups involved in enriching the lives of pets and their people. What a great example of a community minded business!

The Vanderhoof Community Foundation will add this donation to our growing Endowment Fund, which is invested and the returns on those investments, provide us with grants to support local community groups to make Vanderhoof and Area a better community.  Our mission is:

Building Community:  Today, Tomorrow and Forever!

Left to Right: Dr. Amanda Janzen, Dr. Cori Stephen and RVT Kaitlin Loewen of Nechako Valley Animal Health Services receiving the Business of the Year Award from the BC Achievement Foundation

Grant Program 2020

Due to some potential changes in the eligibility criteria for our Grant Program, we are delaying the application period for this round of grants. We will provide more information on this as it becomes available.

Please check our website or our Facebook page for more information.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.