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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.

Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 09:07 PM
posted by: louisemcewan

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2014 Spring Grant Recipients

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 08:06 PM
posted by: louisemcewan

Directors Barb Pistak and Laura Laratta with spring grant recipients

Directors Barb Pistak and Laura Laratta present grants to Sarah Benson (Trail Historical Society), Sonia Tavares (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and Greater Trail Success by 6), Larry Cecconi (1st Warfield Beavers, Cubs and Scouts), and Marianne Hubbard (Holy Trinity Trail).

2014 Spring Grant Recipients

Thursday, June 19, 2014 @ 03:06 PM
posted by: louisemcewan

The LeRoi Community Foundation is pleased to announce its spring grant recipients. This cycle was extremely competitive, with far more requests than the Foundation could meet. The Board of Directors regrets that the Foundation could not assist all organizations that applied for grants. The following organizations received grants:

  • 1st Warfield Beaver and Scouts: “Outdoor Activities”
    • Grant made possible by the “Stanton Fund”, the “Edie and Tom McEwan Fund”, and the “BC Sports Legacy Fund”
  • Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy:  ”Adult Senior IPad User Group”
    • Grant made possible by the “William Exner Memorial Fund”, the “JL Crowe Grad Fund”, and the “Kootenay Community Savings Fund”
  • Greater Trail Success by Six: “Greater Trail Teddy Bear Picnic”
    • Grant made possible by the “Sheila Rogers and Una ffrench Fund”, and the “Kootenay Savings Community Fund”
  • Holy Trinity Parish: “Skool-Aid”
    • Grant made possible by the “Coldwell Banker Fund” and the “Kootenay Savings Community Fund”
  • Trail Historical Society:  ”Laptop Upgrade”
    • Grant made possible by the “Columbia Basin Trust Fund”, and the “Kootenay Savings Community Fund”

2014 Spring Grant Cycle

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 11:04 AM
posted by: louisemcewan

The LeRoi Community Foundation of Greater Trail is pleased to announce its 2014 Spring Grant Cycle. The Foundation has a limited number of grants to award to other registered charities for projects that benefit the communities of  Fruitvale, Montrose, Rossland, Trail, Warfield and Areas A and B.

The LeRoi Community Foundation Grants program supports:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and Welfare
  • Sports and Recreation

The Foundation invites interested registered charities to view our Guidelines for Grant Seekers and submit a “Letter of Interest” form.

The deadline for submissions is Midnight, May 5, 2014.

Thank you for your interest.

LeRoi Foundation 2013 AGM

Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 03:03 PM
posted by: adammon

Our Annual General Meeting will be taking place at 7PM on Tuesday, March 11th at the Coldwell Banker’s building in Trail BC. We look forward to seeing you there!

2013 Fall Granting Cycle

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 08:10 AM
posted by: adammon

The LeRoi Foundation of Greater Trail is pleased to announce another granting cycle. The Foundation, having invested its gifts prudently, has a limited number of grants to award to other registered charities for projects that benefit the communities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Rossland, Trail, Warfield, and Areas A & B.

The LeRoi Community Foundation Grants Program supports:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and Welfare
  • Sports and Recreation

The Foundation invites interested registered charities to view our Guidelines for Grant Seekers and submit a “Letter of Interest” form.

The deadline for submissions is Midnight, November 8, 2013.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

An Evening with the LeRoi

Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 02:05 PM
posted by: adammon

The LeRoi Community Foundation announced its Spring 2013 Grant Recipients on April 30, 2013 at an event held at the VISAC Gallery in Trail, BC.  The evening provided an opportunity for the Board of Directors, major donors, and representatives from community organizations to meet and share information. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of grants. The LeRoi Community Foundation handed out $10,000, bringing the total amount of disbursements to date to $172,165! We thank our generous donors who have made it possible for the Foundation to support the very worthwhile and diverse endeavors of charitable organizations in the Greater Trail area.

Special thanks to Chef Geoff Tellier, and his students, Caron and Patrick of Selkirk College Food Services, Trail campus; to Ye Flower Shoppe;  and to The Warfield Liquor Store for their assistance in making the evening a success.

Spring 2013 Grant Recipients:

Organization: Project Name

Greater Trail Skills Center                           “Going Home”

A project that is reducing homelessness for vulnerable members of our community

Trail Catholic Community                            “Skool-Aid”

A project that provides basic school supplies to families in need

All the Way Home Chaplaincy                     “Seniors Cooking”

A social and educational program for isolated seniors, centered on nutrition

All the Way Home Chaplaincy                     “Wheelchair Transport”

Assisting with safe transportation for individuals with mobility needs

BC Registered Music Teacher                      “Spring Festival”

A music festival for students that will provide an opportunity for performance and adjudication

Trail Alliance Church                                    “After School Band Program”

An inclusive after school music program for youth ages 12-19

Rossland Historical Society                          “History of Skiing”

A film project that will include historic ski movie footage and stills to depict the history of skiing in Rossland

Greater Trail Success By Six                                    “Teddy Bear Picnic”

A celebration of early childhood providing information on the components of healthy early child development

2013 Spring Granting Cycle

Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 09:03 AM
posted by: adammon

The LeRoi Foundation of Greater Trail is pleased to announce another granting cycle. The Foundation, having invested its gifts prudently, has a limited number of grants to award to other registered charities for projects that benefit the communities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Rossland, Trail, Warfield, and Areas A & B.

The LeRoi Community Foundation Grants Program supports:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and Welfare
  • Sports and Recreation

The Foundation invites interested registered charities to view our Guidelines for Grant Seekers and submit a “Letter of Interest” form.

The deadline for submissions is Midnight, April 5, 2013.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Hiking and cycling enthusiasts wanting to explore the woodlands around Trail had reason to celebrate as the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society opened a new section of trail above Sunningdale this past Saturday.

The new trail, which will eventually link the Sunningdale section with the Society’s Bluffs trail and Miral Heights trail overlooking Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, is the first part of a two-year project providing a safe, high-level route that will eventually cross approximately five kilometres of mountain terrain.

The trail access is on the water tower hill in upper Sunningdale. At this point the trail head is halfway up the hill at the hairpin corner but will eventually be moved to the bottom of the hill where it meets Marianna Crescent.

At the trail opening ceremony, KCTS Director, Hal Harrison, thanked the LeRoi Community Foundation President Adam Monteith for the Foundation’s role as primary funder for this project.

“On behalf of the KCTS, the community, and the fast-growing number of trail users, I’d like to thank Adam and the LeRoi board for their generosity and vision,” said Harrison.

Monteith, already a frequent user of the Sunningdale trail, described his attraction to the new route.

“It’s a great way to get different views of the area you wouldn’t normally see, all up and down the valley, looking out over the city,” Monteith said. “The number of people on the trail at any one time is amazing and it’s just opened.

The new trail, which was also partially funded by the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives Program, gives users a chance to explore more aspects of the Columbia Valley and surrounding mountains and compliments the existing trail system surrounding Rossland.

Source: Trail Daily Times

2012 Fall Granting Opportunity

Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
posted by: adammon

The LeRoi Foundation of Greater Trail is pleased to announce another granting cycle. The Foundation, having invested its gifts prudently, has a limited number of grants to award to other registered charities for projects that benefit the communities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Rossland, Trail, Warfield, and Areas A & B.

The LeRoi Community Foundation Grants Program supports:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and Welfare
  • Sports and Recreation

The Foundation invites interested registered charities to view our Guidelines for Grantseekers and submit a “Letter of Interest” form.

The deadline for submissions is Midnight, October 29, 2012.

Thank you in advance for your interest!