Like most not-for-profit societies, the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan | Similkameen must fund significant annual operating expenses. A portion of these expenses is covered by the annual administration fee charged to the funds under our care. To cover the remaining expenses, the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan | Similkameen hosts an annual fundraising event called the Community Foundation Comedy Festival.
We also established the Friends of the Foundation corporate sponsorship program in which participating companies provide direct funding towards our operational needs. Combined, these sources of operational funding ensure that the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan | Similkameen maintains the level of services needed to nurture a growing number of permanent legacies.
Friends of the Foundation Program
Without our supporters, known as Friends of the Foundation, the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan| Similkameen could not maintain the level of services needed to pursue our mandate. Special thanks are extended to those who are participating in our Friends of the Foundation program.