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Posted: January 6, 2021

CFKR launches annual grant application process

Trail sign—Fernie Nordic Society

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) has launched its annual granting process for its community funds in Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie, as well as its endowment funds for Cranbrook and area.

CFKR welcomes applications from eligible non-profit organizations between January 1 and February 15.

Interested non-profits are invited to visit www.cfkrockies.ca/grants/ to review and download CFKR’s 2021 grant application guidelines and fillable pdf application form.

“Our permanently invested endowment funds continue to grow, and, as a result, our annual granting continues to grow as well,” said Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director.

Trail Sign—Sparwood Trails Alliance

To be eligible to apply, an organization must be a CRA qualified donee, such as a registered charity, or, if the organization is not a qualified donee, enter into an agreement with a qualified donee. Grant applications need to clearly demonstrate a direct, positive benefit to local residents.

Most CFKR annual grants range from a few hundred dollars up to $1,500 and support local non-profits in making our communities even better places to live, work, and play. From 2004 to 2020, the CFKR has given over $500,000 to local projects and programs.

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) takes a broad and inclusive view of what a community is and provides grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives, including: Animal Welfare; Arts, Culture, and Heritage; Education; Environment; Mental Health and Addictions; Outdoor Recreation, Physical Activity, and Sports; Seniors’ Programs; and Social/Health Services.

For more information about CFKR’s 2021 grant application process, local non-profits are invited to connect with their local community contact person, as listed at www.cfkrockies.ca/grants/.

Lead image: Wildsight environmental education was funded. Photos submitted

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program—Community Connections Society of SE BC
AED (automated external defibrillator)—Ground Floor Coworking Space



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