There are many ways to build capacity and vitality in a community. The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan | Similkameen is committed to supporting the broadest possible needs in the community. You will see by the following stories that we believe that all areas of interest are important and integral to a healthy community.
2018 Grant Stories
It’s a typical morning at Summerland Middle School. The school is bustling with kids coming in and out, laughing, playing but this morning the kids are enjoying a pancake breakfast…..read more>>
Meet Betty. She is a returning patient to South Okanagan RECOPE program….read more>>
A grant from the Community Foundation helped a small community come together to ensure safety and access were a priority for their residents…..read more>>
2014 Grant Stories
The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan | Similkameen granted $4,000 to the Salvation Army of Penticton for their FRESH FROM THE FARM youth harvesting & preserving program….read more>>
The Henning Emergency Clinic of Kindness received $15,000 from the Community Foundation to aid in the set-up of a free to low-cost dental clinic for citizens who do not have access to private dental care….read more>>
2013 Grant Stories
The future of the South Okanagan’s feral cat program is significantly reduced by the S.N.A.P. program thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation…read more>>
2012 Grant Stories
The Penticton Options for Sexual Health working group received a grant for $19,635.61 from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan. This grant will be used to open an Options for Sexual Health (OpT) clinic in Penticton…read more>>
2011 Grant Stories
Okanagan College Foundation
The Okanagan College Centre of Excellence is an impressive undertaking that has given Penticton a truly remarkable building that will be used to educate and inspire students for generations. Because of its importance to the life and vitality of Penticton, the Community Foundation felt it was essential to be involved in the project. The Foundation’s grant of $6564 for the purchase of gym equipment met our grant criteria, while also allowing us to be a part of this lasting legacy.