Recent Grants

2021 Discretionary Granting

In 2021, the Community Foundation granted $342,090 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 $540,000 in requests.  Below is a list of the charities that were successful in their funding requests.

The 2022 Discretionary Grants Cycle will open September of 2021.

OrganizationAmount
AGUR LAKE CAMP SOCIETY$5,268
ALLEYCATS ALLIANCE SOCIETY$860
CAWSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL PAC$2,500
DESERT VALLEY HOSPICE SOCIETY$7,720
DRAGONFLY POND FAMILY SOCIETY$3,500
LOWER SIMILKAMEEN COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY – Similkameen Starfish Program$1,129
OKANAGAN FALLS HERITAGE & MUSEUM SOCIETY$3,000
OKANAGAN FALLS MUSIC IN THE PARK$1,000
OKANAGAN TREE FRUIT PROJECT SOCIETY$4,060
OLIVER & DISTRICT HERITAGE SOCIETY$2,005
PENTICTON & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL SOCIETY$5,000
PENTICTON ART GALLERY$3,775
PENTICTON SECONDARY SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM$1,190
SUMMERLAND FOOD BANK & RESOURCE CENTRE$9,000
SUMMERLAND MUSEUM & ARCHIVES SOCIETY$3,750
SUMMERLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAM$1,000
CANADIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY – South Okanagan HELP Program$3,450
OKANAGAN INDIAN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES SOCIETY$5,190
PENTICTON & AREA ACCESS CENTRE$13,000
VERMILLION FORKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL$6,473
Multi Year Grants
Penticton Recovery Resource Society
*Year 2 of 2 years of funding 
$9,684
Princess Margaret School Foods – Cafeteria 
*Year 2 of 3 years of funding
$4,000

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