With summer on the horizon, Kootenay Savings is providing a financial boost to community organizations throughout the Kootenays to help enrich the lives of residents across the region.
“Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, our Community Foundation receives many inspiring grant applications for community programs and projects that will benefit current and future generations in our area,” shares Aron Burke, Community Liaison for Kootenay Savings.
“The diversity of applications this granting cycle was fantastic to see. There are a lot of dedicated groups out there devoting a ton of time and energy into building the kind of communities people want to be part of, and we’re thrilled to be able to support them in their work.”
This latest round of funding, totalling $48,250, will provide a boost to a wide array of initiatives throughout the Kootenays - providing school supplies and financial literacy education for students, upgrading search and rescue equipment, enhancing outdoor recreation areas and facilities, and many other worthy causes that help strengthen communities.
The seventeen groups benefitting are:
- Beaver Valley Curling Club $5,000 Kitchen Vent Fire Suppression Upgrade
- Camp Koolaree Society $5,000 Camp Washhouse Upgrades
- Castlegar Snowmobile Association $5,000 New Groomer
- Columbia Valley Search & Rescue $2,000 Radio Repeaters
- Holy Trinity Trail $1,000 Skool-Aid Program
- Junior Achievement BC $3,000 Bright Futures Education Program
- Kimberley Indoor Sports Centre Society $5,000 Energy-Efficient Lighting Installation
- Kimberley Nature Park Society $2,000 Southwest Passage Boardwalk Project
- Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education $2,500 Outdoor Learning Classroom Kits
- Kootenay Robuster Dragon Boat Society $3,750 Christina Lake Boathouse
- Nelson Sno-Goers Association $3,000 Meadow Mountain Cabin Construction
- North Kootenay Lake Community Services $1,000 Child Car Seat Program
- Rotary Club of Nakusp $5,000 Nakusp Natural Adventure Park
- Selkirk Mountain Music Society $1,000 Mobile Community Stage
- St. Michael's Kids Care Centre $1,000 Outdoor Learning Space
- Tadanac Residents Association $1,000 Reg Stone Playground Resurfacing
- Trail & District Chamber of Commerce $2,000 Kootenay Teen Chef Club
Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Quick Facts
- Formed in 2000 to support non-profit cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social projects.
- Over $5 million in grants, endowments and bursaries distributed since inception.
- Application form and more details available at kscu.com/Community.
About Kootenay Savings
With corporate offices in Trail, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned credit union with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays, over $1.3 billion in assets, 37,000 members and over 220 employees. As well, Kootenay Savings operates a Community Foundation, delivers wealth management strategies through Kootenay Savings MoneyWorks and auto and general insurance through Kootenay Insurance Services.