24 community groups, programs, and projects are the benefactors of over $28,500 from the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF).
Holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 7th, the CDCF awarded the funds to the various groups while also re-investing $23,116.72 into eight of CDCF's endowment funds.
These are the following programs that CDCF supported with a total distribution of $28,523 in grant funding:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook, Teen Mentorship Program: $950.00
- Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club, Playground Project: $1,180.07
- Cranbrook and District Arts Council, Illustrated Historical Storybook: $500.00
- Canadian Mental Health Association Kootenays, EK-Sexualized Assault Response Team: $991.08
- EK SPCA ‘Catio’ Construction: $811.02 (including $291.67 from the Hough Ingalls Fund for Animal Welfare)
- Ginger’s Legacy Animal Welfare Society, Vet Bill Assistance for Pets owned by Seniors: $1,000.00
- Kimberley Cranbrook Highland Dance Association, 40th Anniversary Highland Dance Event: $500.00
- Wildsight, Environmental Education Programs: $1,300.00
- Better At Home, Drive Program: $600.00
- Better At Home, Spring Yard Blitz: $236.21
- Sustainable Community Builder’s charity of choice, TBD: $500.00
The CDCF also designated the following grants from their endowment funds:
- East Kootenay Community Credit Union Fund granted to the Salvation Army Food Programs: $500
- Symphony of the Kootenays: $1,996.70
- East Kootenay Foundation for Health: $607.89
As well, the following are grants from the CDCF's agency endowment funds:
- Children First: $1,554.16
- Joyce Metcalfe Memorial Fund (Cranbrook Bugle Band): $417.83
- East Kootenay Foundation for Health, Roy and Annabel Maundrell Fund: $122.46
In Fernie, three local programs are to be supported by the Fernie Community Fund to the tune of $1,635.41. The CDCF said those cheque presentations will take place in Fernie at a later date, which is when more details will become available.
Over in Sparwood, the Sparwood Community Fund has launched their "Sparwood Small is Beautiful" grant application process which will designate $959.98 in 2018.
- Bradley Jones / with files from the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation
Audio: Lynette Wray, Executive Director of the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation