2018 Discretionary Granting

In 2018, the Community Foundation granted $440,000 to local charities.  About half of that total was “pre-designated” by donors when they set up their endowment funds with us.  For example, a donor might create an endowment fund that will always support the SPCA.  The other half of the grant money is available for the Foundation to grant to local charities at it’s discretion.  In almost all cases, however, the “discretionary funds” still have some conditions attached, where the donor may instruct the Foundation to select a charity that helps people with addictions (field of interest restriction) and only in Penticton (geographic restriction).

We received over 50 applications for funding this year for a total of more than $560,000 in requests.  Below is a list of the charities that were successful in their funding requests.

The 2019 Discretionary Grants Cycle will open August of 2018.

Canadian Mental Health Association - South Okanagan Similkameen Branch$8,853
Cawston Community Hall Society$3,500
Desert Valley Hospice Society$3,500
Dragonfly Pond Family Society$2,650
Hedley Seniors Centre Society$5,591
InspireHealth Society$1,587
Kaleden Volunteer Fire Dept.$500
NeighbourLink Summerland$1,460
Okanagan Boys & Girls Club-Youth Recreation Worker$8,000
Okanagan Boys & Girls Club- Starfish Backpack program$6,875
Okanagan Falls Seniors Activity Centre$6,425
Okanagan School of the Arts- Shatford Centre$7,500
Osoyoos Museum Society$1,400
Pathways Addiction Resource Centre$8,000
Penticton and Dictrict Community Arts Council$1,370
Penticton and District Community Resources Society$13,000
Penticton Art Gallery$3,544
Penticton Public Library$3,700
Princess Margaret School- Feed and Teaching Our Kids and Community in the Garden$3,275
Princess Margaret School- Foods/Cafeteria Program$4,000
South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls$1,356
South Okanagan Childrens Charity$2,500
South Okanagan Recope Society$10,000
South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society$25,000
Summerland Community Arts Council$4,000
Summerland Foodbank$8,203
The Arthritis Society of BC & Yukon Division$3,290
The Okanagan Indian Education Resources Society$5,611
Penticton and Area Access Centre$25,000
Vermillion Forks Elementary School$5,315
Write for Summer$1,000
YMCA of the Okanagan$10,000

Click here to see grants from previous years.