Trail, BC – At Kootenay Savings, we don’t just like our region; we love it and are inspired by it.
Every day we are fortunate to work with people from all corners of the Kootenays to help create lasting legacies that positively impact our communities for generations to come.
One of the many ways we help build vibrant, healthy communities is through the work of the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation. In its eighteen years of existence, the Foundation has invested nearly $4.4 million in local initiatives, including the recent announcement of $82,740 in new grants and donations.
This latest round of funding supports a wide array of projects and initiatives throughout the Kootenays – providing affordable housing for seniors, enabling improvements to medical care, ensuring programs and services can be accessed by those in need, preserving historical sites, and many other worthy causes that help strengthen the core of our communities. The twenty diverse groups benefitting include:
Arrowtarian Society of Nakusp $10,000 Phase 5 Affordable Housing Project
Arrow Lakes Historical Society $1,000 B.C. Historical Federation 2018 Conference
Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation $4,000 Integrated Wound Management System
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy $1,340 Tech to Go Salmo
Columbia Valley Community Foundation $6,149 Community Grants Program
Columbia Valley Youth Soccer Association $2,000 Youth Soccer Equipment
Community Foundation of Castlegar & District $6,911 Community Grants Program
Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake $3,975 Community Grants Program
East Kootenay Medieval Society $5,000 Performance Ring & Tents
Edgewater Recreation Society $2,250 Bear Proof Garbage Bins
Family Action Network of Trail $1,850 Alphabet Soup 2018
Kimberley & District Community Foundation $5,943 Community Grants Program
Kimberley District Heritage Society $1,000 Old Marysville Schoolhouse Refurbishing
Kimberley Military Ames $1,050 Memorial Wall & Fountain
LeRoi Community Foundation $13,295 Community Grants Program
Nakusp & Area Community Foundation $3,612 Community Grants Program
Nelson CARES $1,000 Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter
Salmo Community Resource Society $3,196 Community Grants Program
Slocan Valley Community Legacy Society $6,918 Community Grants Program
Trail FAIR Society $2,250 Website Enhancements
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, 38,000 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.