Board of Directors

Campbell River Community Foundation Board of Directors

Everyone outlined below is a dedicated patron of the Community Foundation.

If you wish to help us by volunteering we would be very interested in hearing from you. You can reach us at (250) 201-3757 or email us at

Chair’s Message

As the board chair for 2022-2023, I am pleased to report on the activities of the Campbell River Community Foundation since July 1, 2022.

Our focus for the past 6 months was to make the foundation more visible. Our new executive director Michaea Arruda was busy organizing events to make us better known. She organized 2 key events which were well attended:  the Vital Signs Report on our community well being, and a A Vital Conversation on Housing, which brought together politicians, developers, financiers and non profits to discuss solutions to our housing crisis. Both events were well attended and work continues to be done in these very important areas.

For the balance of this term we are focusing on 3 granting processes. First is the Community Services Recovery Fund. This is a partnership with Community Foundations of Canada and the Federal Government to distribute $225,000 to local organizations to help them adapt to the long term impacts of the pandemic. Applications can be made online but must be received by February 21, 2023.

The second is our Neighbourhood Small Grants Fund. This program provides between $50 and $500 to anyone with an idea to create a sense of community in Campbell River. Applications can be made on our website between March 1 and March 31.

The third is our annual Community Grants for eligible registered charities to assist them in making our area a better place. We expect to have over $70,000 available for distribution. Applications can be made online from April 1 to April 30.

Our other focus at this time is to grow our endowment fund of approximately $3,300,000. funds. This is invested carefully and the income is distributed annually, but we can never meet all of the needs of our community on the interest from this fund. Every donation is permanent – a legacy. Donor’s receive a charitable tax receipt and the money stays in Campbell River to “Help People Help Others”. Donors help make their community a better place and reduce their income taxes. Its a “win-win”. We hope you agree and will help us make Campbell River an even better place to live.


Dan Wickham
President of the Campbell River Community Foundation
January 2023

The Campbell River Community has been really good to us through years of developing our businesses, so it has been really important on a philanthropy level and family morals level, to give back to the community that has always supported you.

Amanda Raleigh

The level of giving, and the level of philanthropy in this community is unbelievable.

Bill Matthews

The Campbell River Community Foundation is an organization that has a lot of professional people in it that manage the funds extremely well and distributes them to the individual organizations that really need them.

Randy Leigh

We have chosen to invest in the Campbell River Community Foundation because it is a way of giving back to the community and a continuing future legacy in which the funds are well managed and not heavy in administration fees. Local organizations in need are well served by this growing Foundation.

Kerry & Barry Watchorn

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