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Posted: January 11, 2022

CFKR now accepting grant applications

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The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is now accepting applications for its 2022 community granting program in Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Cranbrook, and the surrounding rural areas.

CFKR welcomes applications from eligible non-profit organizations between January 1 and February 15, 2022.

Interested non-profits are invited to visit www.cfkrockies.ca/grants/ to review and download CFKR’s 2022 grant application guidelines and fillable pdf application form.

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors and careful financial management, our permanently invested endowment funds continue to grow, earning interest every year, forever. This interest provides the funding for our annual community granting program,” said Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director.

To be eligible to apply, an organization must be a qualified donee, as defined by the CRA, such as a CRA-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.

Since 2003, thanks to the income earned from its endowment funds as well as external project funding, CFKR has granted nearly $1 million to almost 300 local non-profit projects in the communities of Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Cranbrook, and the surrounding rural areas.

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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 examples of the wide variety of projects funded by CFKR, please see the successful applicants from 2021.

For more information about CFKR’s 2022 grant application process, local non-profits are invited to connect with their local community contact person, listed at www.cfkrockies.ca/grants/

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Lead (and above images) submitted to give people a sense of the wide range of grants that are provided. Galloway Curling Club: new water heater. Photos courtesy Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies

Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies


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