Cranbrook & District Community Foundation Distributes 2018 Grants

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

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