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Bringing Good News to Kootenay-area non-profit organizations

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Chair Keith Smyth and Kootenay Savings’ mascot Super Saver Sam celebrate the good news. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is helping Christmas come a little early this year for 19 different Kootenay-area non-profit organizations and service clubs.

“Twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, our Community Foundation reviews and evaluates many inspiring grant applications for projects, programs and initiatives that will benefit current and future generations for years to come,” shares Aron Burke, Community Liaison for Kootenay Savings. 

“At a time when many community programs and services are facing cutbacks in funding, it’s important for us as a local credit union to show the deep commitment we have to our communities.  That’s why it’s so exciting to be able to announce this latest distribution of grants and donations, totalling over $89,000.”

  • Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation  $4,000  Portable Ultrasound & Headlamp System 
  • Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network  $2,500  Wild Voices for Kids Program 
  • Columbia Valley Community Foundation  $6,310  Community Grants Program 
  • Community Foundation of Castlegar & District  $6,917  Community Grants Program 
  • Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake Society  $4,048  Community Grants Program 
  • Greater Trail Community Skills Centre  $3,000  Community Kitchens Program 
  • Groundswell Network Society  $3,000  Shed & Ventilation System 
  • Healthy Community Society of the North Slocan Valley  $2,000  2019 Food Program Events 
  • Kaslo Curling Club  $5,500   Dehumidifier Replacement 
  • Kimberley & District Community Foundation  $5,882  Community Grants Program 
  • Kootenay Kids Society  $825   Therapeutic Climbing Wall 
  • LeRoi Community Foundation  $13,092  Community Grants Program 
  • Nakusp & Area Community Foundation  $3,644  Community Grants Program 
  • Robson Community School  $5,000   Intermediate-age Playground 
  • Rossland Arena Society  $10,000   Arena Safety Upgrades 
  • Salmo Community Resource Society  $3,245  Community Grants Program 
  • Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society  $6,862  Community Grants Program 
  • Trail Parks & Recreation  $2,182  Defibrillator for Willi Krause Fieldhouse 
  • United Way of Trail & District  $1,000  Life Kits for Seniors 
  • Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Quick Facts
Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Quick Facts:
  • Established in 2000 to support non-profit cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social projects.
  • Almost $4.6 million in grants, endowments and bursaries distributed since inception.
  • Application form and more details available at kscu.com/Community.
  • Two application deadlines each year - March 31 and September 30.