Invest in the well-being of Cortes Island

A donation to the Cortes Island Community Foundation makes meaningful and lasting impacts in areas that are important to you. From arts and culture to research, from education to the environment, donors and funders come to us to help simplify and enhance their charitable giving in the region. We do this by investing in our local social profits, researching the needs and possibilities of our ever-changing community, and supporting continued conversation within and between people and organizations.


We welcome donations of any amount. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt. 

Cornerstone Supporter

Help the foundation actualize its key mandate

Start a Fund

Funds can be used to support grants, create scholarships, incubate new programs and fund your area of interest on Cortes Island. 

Leave a Legacy

Any of our funds or charitable giving may be established as part of your longer term estate planning with the benefits of significant tax savings. 

The Cortes Island Community Foundation is a registered charity and can provide charitable tax receipts for the U.S. and Canada. Contact us to become a Cornerstone Supporter or Impact Partner:

Donate Annuities


The Canadian Revenue Agency does not apply capital gains tax on donations of publicly traded securities. (Capital gains are the increase in the value of your securities over the price you paid at purchase.)

When you sell your shares for cash, you are responsible for the tax due on the gain, even if you plan to donate the proceeds. If you pay the tax out of those proceeds, there is less money left to donate. Your preferred charity receives a smaller donation and you have a smaller donation to claim for your charitable tax credit.

But when you donate your securities directly to the Cortes Island Community Foundation, those capital gains aren’t subject to tax. This means the Foundation receives a larger gift and you benefit from a tax receipt for the full value of your eligible securities or equity mutual funds. You can give more and save more!

American Donors


CICF has partnered with the Vancouver Foundation and Friends of Vancouver Foundation which can accept donations on our behalf from American individuals, charities and corporations and issue tax receipts that can be used for American tax filings. Please contact for us for more information and we will be happy to provide the necessary assistance.