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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is Midnight, October 21, 2016.
Submit your Aviva Community Fund Idea Now!
The Aviva Community Fund (ACF) competition has launched! If your organization has an idea for positive change in your community, you can submit now for a chance to share $1 million in funding! There are three project categories: Community Resilience, Community Health, and Community Development and funding is offered in two levels: $50,000 and under for small ideas, and $50,000 to $100,000 for large ideas. (Credit: CanadaHelps.org)
Visit the Aviva Community Fund website for more information and on how to apply.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply Now
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/