The Blue Mountain Village Foundation raises money each year through an annual golf tournament held in September at Monterra Golf located at the base of Blue Mountain Resort. Through a granting process, this money is distributed to charitable organizations in south Georgian Bay supporting children, youth and family oriented programs.
The Foundation Selection Committee will review applications twice a year. Deadlines for submissions are April 1st and October 1st annually.
Due to the significant increase of applications over this past year, updated guidelines for submission have been developed in order to ensure greater and realistic impact in our communities. The guidelines include the following:
The current guidelines listed below continue to apply in order to be eligible to recieve a grant:
- All eligible applicants (programs and/or initiatives) must reside in the following regions - Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Town of the Blue Mountains, Meaford, Duntroon, Singhampton, Kimberley and Creemore.
- Projects must impact children, youth and families
- Financial request not to exceed $5,000
- Non-Profit corporation with a charitable registration number
- Provide an on-going benefit to the communities surrounding the Blue Mountain Village
- Complete the application form and present specific funding proposal to the Selection Committee
- On request, provide volunteers to support the Foundation event(s) that raises funds for the Applicant
- Prepare a follow-up report
Spring 2020 Accelerated Grant Funding Details - released April 16/20
Media Release, April 16, 2020
Click here to view the Accerelated Grant Funding brochure
Fall 2020 Deadline submission is extended to November 1st, 2020
Click here to complete our Registered Charity Funding Application (for November 1, 2020)
If this application is required in a different format, please make your request through to the email address below.
Bob Comish Memorial Scholarship Award
‘The BMVF honoured Bob for his great support with a well-deserved scholarship to local high schools in his name. Bob was a major presence around Blue Mountain and the Blue Mountain Village. He is greatly missed.’ – George Weider, 2017.
In 2001, Bob Comish retired to Blue Mountains with his wife Carol. He joined the team at Blue Mountain and used his exceptional skills as an accomplished lawyer to help achieve the original vision and bring Blue Mountain Village to life! Signature achievements included the formation of the Blue Mountain Village Association and Foundation. Both serve as a strong legacy which supports Village and community partners every single day.
One of Bob’s greatest achievements was laying the foundation to ensure that the Village will be self-sustaining for future generations. He was always interested in the youth of Blue Mountains and he felt the Village would provide excellent employment opportunities for local youth.
“The seeds of today are the flowers of tomorrow. We need to nurture those seeds”, says Carol Comish.
Every September, the Blue Mountain Village Foundation hosts its annual charity golf tournament at Monterra Golf located at the base of Blue Mountain Resort to raise funds to provide grants which are distributed to charitable organizations in south Georgian Bay supporting children, youth and family oriented programs.
The Foundation also provides four $1000 scholarships to recipients graduating from Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Stayner Collegiate Institute, Georgian Bay Community School and Jean Vanier Catholic High School who are planning to continue their post-secondary education. In addition, one $1000 scholarship is provided to a first or second year student at Georgian College, studying at the Barrie or South Georgian Bay campus, in Office Administration, Business, Hospitality or Recreation & Tourism programs.
These scholarships are awarded in honour of the late Mr. Bob Comish. The Blue Mountain Village Foundation feels it is important to assist students who have been part of the resort “family” and that it is important to invest in our future tourism industry leaders. Following Mr. Comish’s lead we will ensure that Blue Mountain Village continues to be a great place to work and play.
Application and Essays to be recieved by April 15th Annually
Applicants must have worked for an employer in Blue Mountain Village and are required to write a five hundred word essay describing that he/she learned from the experience. In addition, the applicant is invited to provide a recommendation that could improve the resort.
Visit here to view and complete application
For additional information about the award, please contact your guidance office or the Blue Mountain Village Foundation by email to the address below.
2020 Marks Our 16th Year!
Since 2004 over $1.57 million raised
Successful part recipients are:
Home Horizon-Barbara Weider House, Hospice Georgian Triangle, GBSS Music Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation, YMCA’s Youth Program, Collingwood Public Libraries Homework Club, My Friend’s House, The Magic of Children’s Art Habitat for Humanity, Craigleith Depot, CNIB, Elephant Thoughts, GBSS Pursuits Program, Beaver Valley Outreach, The Collingwood Children’s Gourmet Club, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Children’s Aid Society, Beaver Valley Community School’s Literacy Program, Collingwood Rowing Club, Ray’s Place Youth Resource Centre, Children’s Aid Society’s Summer Camp Program, The Collingwood Alternative School, The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club.