The Kimberley and District Community Foundation (KDCF) announced their 2018 annual grant recipients at a ceremony at Centre 64 on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.
This year, $23,000 is shared among eight different eligible charitable organizations within the district’s boundaries.
Since November of last year, the KDCF has given out a total of just over $34,000 in grants to local organizations.
This week, the KDCF granted a total of $23,000 from the community fund, KSCU Community Fund and the Theresa Cundiff Fund. Grants were given to:
– $2,000 to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy for the Baby Goose and Baby Steps program
– $5,500 to the Kimberley Community Band for their Anniversary/Mass band concerts in 2019
– $1,200 to the Spark Youth Society for a youth business project
– $1,130 to the Kimberley District Heritage Society for reorganization and shelving
– $1,500 to the Kimberley Arts Council for Kimberley First Saturdays events
– $3,000 to the Kimberley Arts Council for the Kimberley Summer Playhouse
– $5,500 to the Healthy Kimberley Society for an outdoor basketball court at Selkirk Secondary
– $1,170 to Wildsight for their Open Gate Garden
– $500 to the winner of the Wheel of Fortune Draw at the Kimberley Fall Fair (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy)
The KDCF also disbursed $3950 from the Bill Motek Memorial Fund to the Pines Memorial and Development Society for projects and the Kimberley Special Care Home.
Minor Sports Grants
In March of 2018, the KDCF gave $7383 of the Winter Games Legacy Fund income to the City of Kimberley. The City disbursed the money to the following sports groups:
– $1,600 to the Kimberley Curling Club for coaching and equipment
– $694 to the Kimberley Seahorse Swim Club for equipment
– $1,600 to the Kimberley Nordic Racers for waxes and coaching
– $694 to Spirit Rock Climbing Team for equipment and coaching
– $1,600 to the Kimberley Freestyle Alpine Team for equipment and coaching
– $695.96 to East Kootenay Ice Avalanche Hockey Team for a trainer’s bag
– $500 Fall Fair prize to the East Kootenay Climbing Association
Since the Foundation began in 2001, they have distributed over $290,000 in the community.