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
- 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.