Archive for the ‘Granting’ Category

Thank-you Kootenay Savings Foundation

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 @ 03:01 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

LCF thanks the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation for its generous donation.  In the spirit of Christmas giving, KSCF disbursed grants to fifteen different organizations.   Click  here to read more.

Congratulations To Our Fall 2016 Grant Recipients

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 @ 03:01 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

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LCF disbursed $9000 in grants this fall.  These grants were made possible by:

  • Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Fund
  • Columbia Basin Trust Endowment Fund
  • Black Jack Ski Club Legacy Fund
  • William Exner Memorial Fund
  • Harry Stanton Endowment Fund
  • Sheila Rogers and Una ffrench Endowment Fund
  • Edie and Tom McEwan Endowment Fund

If you are interested in leaving a legacy to your community and would like to establish an endowed fund, please contact us.

2016 Grant Recipients:

  • Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre  ”Dental Access Fund”  $750
  • Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club  ”Skier Development”  $1000
  • Vision for Small Schools “Building our Minds” $500
  • Kootenay Festival of the Arts “2017 Festival”  $1000
  • SD #20 Fruitvale Elementary “LEAP Project” $750
  • Rossland Youth Action Network “Youth Engagement in the Arts”  $1000
  • SD #20 “Hunger Relief Initiative”  $1500
  • United Way of Trail and District “Stars for Success Program” $1000
  • Scouts Canada – 2nd Rossland Group  ”Rossland Scout Hall Renovation”  $1000
  • Kootenay Columbia Educational Heritage Society “Digitization Project” $500

New playground at Webster School

Saturday, October 8, 2016 @ 10:10 AM
posted by: Louise McEwan

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LCF was pleased to provide a grant to Webster Elementary PAC towards the purchase of the new intermediate playground.  The purchase and installation of the playground is a good example of a community working together. Webster students and kids from Warfield and beyond now have a colorful and  physically challenging playground where they can develop gross motor skills in a fun and safe way.

When you make a donation to LCF, you help to support a variety of diverse projects, like this one, in communities from Rossland through Fruitvale, including Areas A and B of the RDKB.  Donation is easy – just click on the “Donate Now” button.  Interested in setting up your own legacy fund? Contact us at leroifoundation@gmail.com for more information.

Submit now for Fall 2016 Grants

Friday, September 30, 2016 @ 10:09 AM
posted by: Louise McEwan

It is time for our fall grant cycle.  Generally, the LCF awards grants of up to $3000 for projects.  Please read the “Guidelines for Grant Seekers”, included in the link below,  before completing your “Letter of Interest”.  If you have questions, contact us at leroifoundation@gmail.com.  Deadline for submissions is Midnight, October 21, 2016.

Letter of Interest – Amended September 2016

COMMUNITY FUND FOR CANADA’S 150TH

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 07:08 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

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The Le Roi Community Foundation is pleased to announce its participation in the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.  This is a small grants program run by community foundations to support local initiatives related to Canada’s sesquicentennial.  This funding is the result of collaboration between Canada’s 191 community foundations, the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

The LeRoi Community Foundation will consider applications for grants of up to $10,000 from qualified applicants who meet eligibility criteria.  Actual grant amounts will be determined by number and quality of grant applications. Regardless of the size of grants requested, eligible projects are required to match the grant requested through in-kind or cash contributions equal to the value of the grant.

We will be accepting applications from September 2016 until February 28, 2017.  Contact the LeRoi Foundation by e-mail if you require assistance:  leroifoundation@gmail.com.  Apply Now

2016 Spring Grant Recipients

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 10:05 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

Thank you to all the organizations who submitted a “Letter of Interest” for our spring grant cycle.   With requests for grants totalling $40,000 and only $10,500 to disburse,  we had to make some tough decisions. We wish we could have helped all of you.  The successful applicants and their projects are listed below.  Look for applications for our next grant cycle in October 2016.

Hope Air:  For “Flights of  Hope – BC Interior”  The grant will be used to provide flights to medical appointments for local families http://hopeair.ca/

Trail FAIR Society: “Youth Engagement”  A project that builds awareness and helps youth retain the messages about family and dating violence, suicide prevention and stress management   http://www.trailfair.ca/

Wildsight: “Education in the Wild – Classroom with Outdoors Program”  provides fun and educational outdoor field trips that help local children connect with the natural environment. Check out their video:  https://vimeo.com/131798642 or website: http://www.wildsight.ca/

West Kootenay Brain Injury Association: “STRIVE Program” helps individuals develop the skills they need to remain independent in the community following a traumatic brain injury http://wkbianews.com/

Kootenay Columbia Trails Society: “New Upper Bluffs Trail” Grant will be applied to the construction of a new multi-use walking and mountain biking trail and will form part of the popular Bluff Trails network http://www.kcts.ca/

Scouts Canada: “Camp Tweedsmuir Equipment and Safety” Purchase of equipment for upkeep of grounds and equipment to improve lighting and ventilation http://cas.scouts.ca/ca

VISAC Gallery: “Gallery Lighting Upgrade”  Upgrade of gallery lighting to better display art and provide colour-corrected and non-glare work and meeting spaces http://www.visacgallery.com/

Directors Laura Laratta and Shiela Williamson with 2016 Spring Grant Recipients

Directors Laura Laratta and Shiela Williamson with 2016 Spring Grant Recipients

2016 Spring Grant Cycle

Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 02:03 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

LCF is accepting “Letters of Interest”  (LOI) for its spring grant cycle.  Deadline for submissions is Midnight, March 18, 2016. Please review the “Guidelines for Grant Seekers” prior to completing the “LOI”.   Please note: LCF currently only considers funding requests up to $3,000.00.

LOI and Guidelines or Grant Seekers (spring 2016)

Fall 2015 Grant Recipients

Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 09:11 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

Thank you to everyone who attended the Wills and Estate Planning information session and presentation of the fall grants.  A special thanks to Jessica Sperry, Associate at McEwan Law Co.

The well-attended event gave everyone the opportunity to mingle, make connections, and learn about the diverse projects that make our community a great place to live.

We also announced the creation of a new endowment fund, “Kootenay Columbia Trails for Tomorrow Fund”.  This fund will benefit the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society  for years to come.  Thank you KCTS.

LCF announced $13,000 in grants at the event . Recipients were:

School District No. 20 (Kootenay Columbia) Webster PAC for its intermediate playground improvement project

Special Olympics BC – Trail for its new curling program

Village of Warfield Enhancement Society (WaVES) for “Bridging the Technology Gap” – “an intergenerational project that will pair teens with adults in a learning experience”

Trail and District Public Library for a Junior Book Club – an “enhanced literacy program to encourage and support the love of books and reading”

FAIR (Trail Family and Individual Resource Center) for its Kootenay Dental Access program – “to help people living in poverty to have healthier lives by having healthier mouths”

CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literarcy) for Parent Night Out Workshops – workshops that
“promote the importance of a healthy early childhood development…and early literacy in the home”

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) BC Society for Trail “keeping it REAL” drug prevention program

Picture below are LCF Chair Louise McEwan and LCF Grant Committe Chair Laura Laratta with some of the grant recipients.

2015 fall grant recipients

2015 Spring Grant Recipients

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 10:05 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan
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Treasurer Peter Morgenthaler, DVM and Secretary Laura Laratta pose with grant recipients. All grants were made possible by the Kootenay Savings Community Fund.
Organizations receiving grants and their projects are:
Scouts Canada (1st Warfield Cubs and Scouts)                            Cub Car Track
Trail and District Public Library                                                   Summer Reading Program
Wildsight                                                                                    Education in the Wild – Classroom Outdoors Project
Cross Country Ski Canada (Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club)   New Snowcat
Generation to Generation Society                                               Red Roofs Duathalon
Greater Trails Skill Center                                                          Celebrating Inspirational Women – Mural Project
Trail Historical Society                                                               2016 Trail Historical Society Calendar Project

Treasurer Dr. Peter Morgenthaler (left) and Secretary Laura Laratta (far right) pose with grant recipients. All grants were made possible by the Kootenay Savings Community Fund.

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Organizations receiving grants and their projects are:

Scouts Canada (1st Warfield Cubs and Scouts): Cub Car Track

Trail and District Public Library: Summer Reading Program

Wildsight: Education in the Wild Outdoor Classroom

Cross Country Ski Canada (Black Jack Ski Club) : New Snowcat

Generation to Generation Society :  Red Roof Duathalon

Greater Trail Community Skills Center : Celebrating Inspirational Women Mural

Trail Historical Society: 2016 Trail Historical Society Calendar

Announcing the Fall 2014 Grant Recipients

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 10:12 PM
posted by: Louise McEwan

On December 9, the Foundation was pleased to award the Fall 2014 Grants.

Fall 2014 Grant Recipients

Listed below are the grant recipients and their project titles, as well as the endowed funds that made the grants possible.

  • Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy
    • “Parents as Literary Supporters Program”
    • William Exner Memorial Fund; Kootenay Savings Community Fund
  • Greater Trail Hospice Society
    • “End of Life Workshop” and “Living with Grief Program”
    • Edie and Tom McEwan Endowment;  Kootenay Savings Community Fund
  • VISAC Gallery for Rossland Council for Arts and Culture
    • “Random Acts of Culture” (Temporary Exhibit)
    • Nelson District Credit Union – Rossland Branch Fund; Kootenay Savings Community Fund
  • Saint Michael’s Catholic School
    • “Ready Bodies, Learning Minds”
    • Sheila Rogers and Una ffrench Endowment; Kootenay Savings Community Fund
  • Special Olympics BC  for Trail Branch
    • “Equipment upgrade”
    • Harry Stanton Endowment; BC Games Sports Legacy Fund; Kootenay Savings Community Fund
  • Cross-Country Ski Canada for Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club
    • “Skier Development Cargo Trailer”
    • Columbia Basin Trust Endowment; Kootenay Savings Community Fund
  • Rossland Light Opera Players
    • “Wireless microphones”
    • Nelson District Credit Union – Rossland Branch Fund; Kootenay Savings Community Fund