The LeRoi Community Foundation
The LeRoi Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the Greater Trail area through an extensive network of donors and cooperations.
Community foundations have, at the heart of their mission, the goal of serving donors and promoting philanthropy and the LeRoi Community Foundation is no exception. We are eager to hear from both donors and potential recipients around how we can best serve the communities we work, live and play in.
The BC Community Survey is open for one more week – now is the time to tell us what’s important to you!
It’s easy! The BC Community Survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and your voice will join thousands of British Columbians building better communities for everyone. Survey is available in English, simplified Chinese and Punjabi.
Take the survey today, and help us build a better community. The survey closes on Tuesday July 5, 2016.
Please take a few moments to complete the BC Community Survey. The Vancouver Foundation will use the results of the survey to help British Columbians understand important issues across the province and in our home communities. The more local people who complete the survey , the better information we will have to help make our community more inclusive, resilient and strong.
LCF provided a grant to “Wildsight” for its “Classroom with Outdoors”. Local elementary students participated in a series of field trips that tied into the BC Science curriculum. The lucky students enjoyed hands-on, outdoor learning about ecology and natural systems.
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/
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.
Our AGM will be held on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:00 PM in the Boardroom at Coldwell Banker at 1252 Bay Avenue, Trail BC. Interested individuals are welcome to attend.