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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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Planned Giving Seminar November 12, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 09:10 PM
posted by: louisemcewan

November 14, 2014 is National Philanthropy Day. To mark the substantial contribution that charitable giving makes to our community, the LeRoi Community Foundation is co-hosting a “Planned Giving Seminar” in conjunction with Canaccord/MP Wealth Advisory and Kootenay Savings Credit Union.  If you have ever thought about leaving a legacy for your community through planned giving, you won’t want to miss this seminar.

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Place: VISAC Gallery (Trail BC) (Map)

Time: Seminar begins at 7:00pm , but we’ll be there at 6:30pm to greet you! Refreshments to follow.

RSVP: Louise McEwan at leroifoundation@gmail.com, or 250-364-1781. We hope you will join us.

2014 Fall Grant Cycle

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:10 AM
posted by: louisemcewan

The LeRoi Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Fall Grant Cycle. The Grants Committee looks forward to receiving grant requests that meet the Foundation’s guidelines. Please complete and submit  the downloadable form:  ”Letter of Interest with Guidelines for Grant Seekers”.

Closing date for applications is November 6, 2014.

Letter of Interest with Guidelines for Grant Seekers

Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year part of national campaign

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 08:10 AM
posted by: louisemcewan

Year-long campaign introduces Canadians to local heroes from 191 communities – including ours!

The foundation of my community starts with you – and me.

That’s the simple, yet powerful, message at the heart the 191 community foundations across Canada. The campaign’s goal: to celebrate the way our communities shape who we are, and to recognize the role we have in giving back to those communities.

“We want to ignite the passion we know Canadians feel for their communities. We’re not asking for anything except awareness – and hopefully engagement,” says Forrest Drinnan, past-president of the LeRoi Community Foundation.

The year-long awareness campaign includes a series of print, broadcast and online messages, each featuring Canadians who embody the concept of ‘Community Makes You. You Make Your Community.’

“Our campaign salutes Canadians all across the country who are making their homes better places to live. They are at the heart and soul of our communities and we want to celebrate them – and the role they play,” says Ian Bird, President of Community Foundations of Canada, the network for Canada’s community foundation movement.

The campaign’s centerpiece is a spoken word-style Community Foundation “Anthem” created to capture the dedication and determination of the people behind Canada’s community foundation movement.

“This campaign has been powered by community champions every step of the way – from the companies that developed the concept and filmed our television spot, to the local businesses right here in Trail who partnered with us on our billboard, to the stars of our ad – who are on the front lines in our communities each and every day,” says  Drinnan. “So many Canadians have donated their time and expertise to making this happen – and we’re just getting started!”

Every month more Canadians will be added to the campaign’s website, including Trail’s own Tom McEwan who was recognized locally as the 2014 Trail/Warfield citizen of the year for his lifetime of dedication and service to the community.

Click here to listen to the Community Foundation “Anthem”.

To learn more about Community Foundations, please visit Community Foundations Canada.

LeRoi Community Foundation's "Community Champion" billboard

Local billboard features Tom McEwan, a LeRoi Community Foundation “community champion”.  The LeRoi thanks Community Foundations Canada and  local businesses Mike Hockley Photo, Now Advertising and Speedpro Signs for their assistance with the billboard.

LeRoi helps fund Sunningdale Trail

Thursday, October 2, 2014 @ 08:10 AM
posted by: louisemcewan
Photo credit: Trail Daily Times

Photo courtesy of The Trail Daily Times http://www.traildailytimes.ca/

The Foundation was pleased to help the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society with funding for the development of the Sunningdale trail, that links to the Miral Heights trail. The combined trails cover approximately 6 kilometers of terrain, providing spectacular views of the majestic Columbia River and surrounding mountains. The trails are popular year round, especially in the spring when conditions are less favorable on trails at higher mountain elevations. The City of Trail, Teck Trail Operations, and Columbia Basin Trust  Community Initiatives Program (Trail) also contributed to the project.
For more information on local trails, please visit the website of the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society at http://www.rosslandtrails.ca/

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!