Foundation Programs Fund

The Foundation Program Fund provides dedicated funding to assist the Community Foundation in its program activity. Funding is focused on helping the Foundation achieve its mission of creating healthy, vibrant and inclusive communities across the South Okanagan Similkameen.

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The Community Foundation has a mandate to create healthy, vibrant and inclusive communities. Our primary tool for achieving this mandate is providing funding for charitable activities in our region. We typically grant between $600,000 and $1.5 million per year with a dedicated team of professionals committed to in depth research, relationship-building and reporting on all grants made.

The Foundation is also a leader with other impact tools including being a community convener, researcher and impact investor.

Granting Programs include:

  • Foundation Endowment Grants
  • Canadian Healthy Communities Initiative
  • RBC Youth Grants
  • Gender Equity Grants
  • Canadian Recovery Fund
  • Kia In Motion Fund

Community Development Programs supported with this fund include:

  • Vital Signs Report
  • 100 Men Who Care
  • 100 Women Who Care
  • Impact Investing portfolio
  • Penticton Youth Centre
  • Neighbourhood Small Grants
  • Kinshift Table Talks
  • Emergency Response Fundraising and Granting (Princeton Flood Relief)
  • Charitable Agency Fund Development Training