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Posted: July 4, 2019

KSCF grants aid 27 community organizations

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation (KSCF) is excited to announce the distribution of more than $57,000 in new grants.

These most recent grants, ranging from $400 to $5,000, will help 27 different and diverse community organizations complete a wide range of projects all across the Kootenay region.

Since being established in 1969, Kootenay Savings has made it a priority to make a lasting and meaningful impact in the Kootenays.

“Year after year, through grants, donations, sponsorships, bursaries and more, Kootenay Savings invests a good portion of our profits back into the communities we serve. Profits made possible by our loyal members and hard-working employees. That’s why it’s so important for us to play a role in enriching the lives of those living, working and playing in the cities and towns we are so proud to call home,” shared Aron Burke, Kootenay Savings’ Community Liaison.

One of the main ways the credit union invests back into the region is through the work of the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation, which this month distributed more than $57,000 in new grants as part of the Foundation’s Spring/Summer granting cycle.

The 27 different and diverse community organizations benefiting from this latest round of funding include:

Columbia Valley region recipients – Columbia Valley Food Bank, Columbia Valley Arts Council and Windermere Elementary School – along with Trisha Raven and Heather Fullerton from Kootenay Savings’ Invermere Branch.
Kaslo region recipients – North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society, North Kootenay Lake Independent School, and Kaslo Senior Citizen’s Association – along with Kootenay Savings Kaslo Branch employees and Kootenay Savings Vice-Chair, Bob Parkinson.
West Kootenay-area grant recipients, along with members of Kootenay Savings Board of Directors, gathered at Gyro Park in Trail to celebrate the exciting news.

Lead image:  Kimberley region grant recipients – Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Program and SPARK Society for Youth – along with Kootenay Saving’s Kimberley branch employees Susan Cleverly, Cara Boggs-Sanche and Judy Daniels. Photos submitted

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