About Us

Quick Facts about the Community Foundation

We have been telling stories about the Foundation and the communities it serves since our creation in 1991.  However, if you need a concise picture of who we are you can download this Quick Fact Summary

Official Charitable Status

We are an official charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency.  You can access public information about the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan by viewing our listing with the Charities Directorate.

Charitable Registration Number: 140150509 RR0001

People of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan | Similkameen

The Community Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of twelve community leaders who collectively represent the broad public interest and diversity of all communities in the region. Standing committees include investment, audit, policy & governance, and granting. The Board is supported in their efforts by its full-time executive director, Aaron McRann.

To be responsive and accountable to donors, grantees and the communities we serve, we operate with policies and practices that reflect clearly articulated values, vision and mission, that inspires trust and stresses flexibility and inclusiveness.

High standards of accountability, transparency and stewardship are reflected in all aspects of our work, in keeping with recommendations of Community Foundations of Canada, our national membership organization.