The Valley First Community Endowment is funding projects that enhance the resourcefulness and resiliency of individuals in the Okanagan, Thompson and Similkameen regions. This focus can support programming that improves people's capacity and ability to care for themselves and their families; learn new skills and become resilient in the face of change and challenge and to become resourceful and self-sufficient.
The Valley First Community Endowment provides grants up to $10,000 per project through two funding streams:
Promoting Resilient and Resourceful Communities
Types of projects considered for funding include (and not limited to):
Capacity Building Grants
This funding is intended to support internal learning needs which address the growth of a given organization in areas of leadership, planning, teamwork, or organizational development.
Types of projects considered:
Click here for a complete list of our 2023 Valley First Community Endowment grant recipients.
Applications will be considered using the following criteria:
Application Process and Timeline
If you are interested in applying for a grant, please fill out our expression of interest form. If your project fits within our criteria, you will be invited to submit a full application for a grant closer to the application deadline. If your submission falls outside of the Foundation’s granting abilities, you will be contacted. We reach out to community partners on a quarterly schedule.
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