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Kootenay Savings distributes more than $67,000 in grants

By Contributor
July 6th, 2018

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 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 26 non-profi­t groups benefitting from this latest round of funding include:

  • BC Community Response Network $500
  • Nakusp & Area Bike Society $1,500
  • Beaver Valley Manor Society $2,400
  • Rossland Golden City Lions Society $2,500
  • Bee Awareness Society $1,000
  • Rotary Club of Nakusp $1,000
  • Career Development Services $1,500
  • Sanctuary Pre-teen Centre $2,000
  • Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy – Salmo $855
  • Slocan Park Community Hall Society $4,000
  • Friends of West Kootenay Parks $1,500
  • Slocan Lake Gallery Society $500
  • Genelle Recreation Commission Society $2,500
  • Special Olympics Greater Trail $3,000
  • Glenmerry Elementary School $5,000
  • St. Michael’s School $10,000
  • JA Laird Elementary School $3,500
  • Royal Canadian Legion $750
  • Kimberley Camera Club $750
  • Trail Minor Baseball $2,000
  • Kimberley Nature Park Society $1,500
  • Tri-Village Kids Club $1,500
  • Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society $10,000
  • West Kootenay Brain Injury Association $1,000
  • Lower Columbia Development Team $2,000
  • Windermere Valley Child Care Society $5,000

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.

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Quick Facts

  • Established in 2000 to support non-profi­t cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social projects.
  • Over $4.3 million in grants, endowments and bursaries distributed since inception.
  • Application form and more details available at
  • Two application deadlines each year – March 31 and September 30.

About Kootenay Savings

With Corporate Offices in Trail, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned credit union with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays, over $1 billion in assets, 39,000 members and over 200 employees. In addition to the Community Foundation, Kootenay Savings also delivers wealth management strategies through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kootenay Savings MoneyWorks, and auto and general insurance through Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd.

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