2016 Discretionary Granting

In 2016, the Community Foundation granted $377,000 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 77 applications for funding this year for a total of more than $600,000 in requests.  Below is a list of the charities that were successful in their funding requests.

Erris Volunteer Fire Association$5,000
Incredible Edible Penticton Society$6,000
Meals on Wheels$1,000
Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs$6,048
Okanagan School of the Arts $1,718
Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society$5,137
Oliver & District Heritage Society$4,700
Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society$5,500
Osoyoos Seniors' Centre$5,000
Pathways Addiction Resource Society$8,000
Penticton & District Community Resources Society$23,000
Penticton & District Emergency Program Society$1,600
Penticton & Area Access Society$10,654
Penticton & District Community Arts Council$637
Penticton Museum$8,000
Penticton Public Library$10,900
Princeton Family Resources Society$8,000
Princeton Ground Search & Rescue$443
Salvation Army$8,000
School District #67 - Breakfast Programs$1,700
Similkameen Trails Society$5,346
South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society$25,000
South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society$5,279
Summerland Kiwanis Housing$700
Summerland Kiwanis$1,000
YMCA Okanagan$2,500

Click here to see grants from previous years.