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Posted: July 5, 2018

$67,755 in grants for 26 projects

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of $67,755 in new grants. These most recent grants, ranging from $500 to $10,000, will help support a wide range of projects all across the Kootenays – benefitting the big, small, young, old and everyone in between.

From helping construct a affordable housing units in Trail and Fruitvale, to expanding hiking and biking trails in Nakusp, to installing a new playground in Windermere – just to name a few – Kootenay Savings takes great pride in being part of the fabric of our communities.

The twenty-six non-pro t groups benefitting from this latest round of funding include:

Along with the grants, the Foundation is also helping local students pursue their dreams and goals by awarding $52,200 in education awards, bursaries and summer camp sponsorships.

Over $4.3 million in grants, endowments and bursaries distributed since the programs inception. Application form and more details available at Two application deadlines each year – March 31 and September 30.

Kootenay Savings Kimberley Branch employees Dawn Marchi, Leanne Perrault and Susan Cleverly present Neal Weisenberg and John Lyon of the Kimberley Camera Club with a $750 cheque to help the Club purchase new equipment.


Lou Bedard of the Kimberley Nature Park Society accepts a $1,500 cheque from Kootenay Savings Kimberley Branch employees Susan Cleverly and Leanne Perrault. The grant funds will be used to help the Society produced updated trail guides and maps.
Brita Jensen and Tanya Munro of the newly formed Tri-Village Kids’ Club, along with Kootenay Savings’ Dawn Marchi (left) and Diana Fisher (right). The $1,500 grant will help the Club host a number of youth and family-focused events and activities throughout the year.


Lead image: Two Columbia Valley-area grant recipients recently gathered with the crew from Kootenay Savings Invermere location to celebrate the exciting news – JA Laird Elementary School, Windermere Valley Child Care Society. Photos submitted

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