First to place their trust in the Community Foundation were founding donors Penticton Rotary Club, City of Penticton, HSBC, and Vancouver Foundation who collectively gave $200 thousand. The Community Foundation gave back to the community for the first time in 1994, distributing $2,600 generated by the early funds to six charitable agencies.
By the late 1990′s, interest in the Community Foundation grew and the mandate was expanded to encompass all communities throughout the Regional District of South Okanagan-Similkameen. Our name was changed to the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan and the constitution, bylaws and policies were re-written to acknowledge the unique identity of all communities in the region. By branching out, all people in the region are now offered the opportunity to cultivate.
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It was a fantastic idea that townspeople could...
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