The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation helps fund 19 Kootenay-area non-profits & service clubs

With corporate offices in Trail, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned credit union with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays.

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Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Chair Keith Smyth and Kootenay Savings’ mascot Super Saver Sam celebrate the good news.

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Chair Keith Smyth and Kootenay Savings’ mascot Super Saver Sam celebrate the good news. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Savings Community Foundation

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is helping Christmas come a little early this year for nineteen Kootenay-area non-profit organizations and service clubs.

“Twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, our Community Foundation reviews and evaluates many inspiring grant applications for projects, programs and initiatives that will benefit current and future generations for years to come,” shares Aron Burke, Community Liaison for Kootenay Savings. “At a time when many community programs and services are facing cutbacks in funding, it’s important for us as a local credit union to show the deep commitment we have to our communities. That’s why it’s so exciting to be able to announce this latest distribution of grants and donations, totalling over $89,000!”

Funding the Futures of our Communities

  • Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation, $4,000 — Portable Ultrasound & Headlamp System
  • Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network, $2,500 — Wild Voices for Kids Program
  • Columbia Valley Community Foundation, $6,310 — Community Grants Program
  • Community Foundation of Castlegar & District, $6,917 — Community Grants Program
  • Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake Society, $4,048 — Community Grants Program
  • Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, $3,000 — Community Kitchens Program
  • Groundswell Network Society, $3,000 — Shed & Ventilation System
  • Healthy Community Society of the North Slocan Valley, $2,000 — 2019 Food Program Events
  • Kaslo Curling Club, $5,500 — Dehumidier Replacement
  • Kimberley & District Community Foundation, $5,882 — Community Grants Program
  • Kootenay Kids Society, $825 — Therapeutic Climbing Wall
  • LeRoi Community Foundation, $13,092 — Community Grants Program
  • Nakusp & Area Community Foundation, $3,644 — Community Grants Program
  • Robson Community School, $5,000 — Intermediate-age Playground
  • Rossland Arena Society, $10,000 — Arena Safety Upgrades
  • Salmo Community Resource Society, $3,245 — Community Grants Program
  • Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society, $6,862 — Community Grants Program
  • Trail Parks & Recreation, $2,182 — Debrillator for Willi Krause Fieldhouse
  • United Way of Trail & District, $1,000 — Life Kits for Seniors

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Quick Facts

  • Established in 2000 to support non-profit cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social projects.
  • Almost $4.6 million in grants, endowments and bursaries distributed since inception.
  • Application form and more details available at kscu.com/Community.
  • 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 $1.1 billion in assets, 38,000 members and over 220 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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