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.
LCF is pleased to be part of a local committee working to reduce poverty. Our involvement with this community initiative is a perfect fit with the foundation’s mandate to help create more inclusive, resilient communities for all citizens.
In 2016, the Skills Center in Trail sponsored an applied research project to provide insights into the conditions of poverty and to support the development of a poverty reduction plan for our area.
Click here to read the report: Surviving, Not Thriving.
Please join us for our Annual General Meeting:
March 14, 2017
Muriel Griffiths Room, 1501 Cedar Avenue Trail BC
Annual membership fee of $20 may be payable via cheque to “Le Roi Community Foundation” Box 3, Trail BC V1R 4L3, online at Canada Helps by selecting “Membership” from the drop down menu under “Apply your donation to a specific fund…”, or in person at the AGM.
- Canada 150 Grant applications close February 28, 2017
- Canada 150 Grant program will replace the 2017 Spring Grant cycle
- AGM – will be held March 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Location to be determined.
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
At LCF, we make last minute shopping easy. For that special someone who is hard to buy for, has everything and wants nothing, consider making a donation in his/her name to a charity. If you choose LCF (and we hope you will), we offer online donation through Canada Helps. Simply click on the Donate Now button and you’re on the way to putting a smile on the face of that special someone. Or, if you prefer, our mailing address is Le Roi Community Foundation, Box 3, Trail BC V1R 4L3
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At LCF, we want to say a big thank you to our fund holders. These are the generous individuals and corporations who have established endowed funds so that we can give back to you.
We want to thank everyone who has made a donation of any amount to LCF. Your donations support our granting program.
We want to thank the volunteers of local organizations. Your donation of time, energy and ideas make the communities of Greater Trail a special place to live, work and play.
On Tuesday, November 28, please remember to give in some way.
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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 email@example.com for more information.