Building healthy and vibrant communities in the Kootenays

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.

Submitted photo: Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Chair Keith Smyth and Kootenay Savings’ mascot Super Saver Sam celebrate the announcement of $82,740 in new grants and donations.

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.