The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is helping Christmas come a little early this year for nineteen 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!”
Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network – $2,500 – Wild Voices for Kids Program
Columbia Valley Community Foundation – $6,310 – Community Grants Program
Kimberley & District Community Foundation – $5,882 – Community Grants Program
Kootenay Kids Society – $825 – Therapeutic Climbing Wall
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.
About Kootenay Savings
With Corporate Offices in Trail, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned credit union with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays, over $1.1 billion in assets, 38,000 members and over 220 employees. In addition to the Community Foundation, Kootenay Savings also delivers wealth management strategies through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kootenay Savings MoneyWorks, and auto and general insurance through Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd.
– Aron Burke, Kootenay Savings Community Liaison
– From Kootenay Savings Credit Union