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01 Jun

$795K set to land with 56 different charities across BC

First West Foundation is delighted to announce our regional community endowment grants for 2023. This year 56 charities are sharing in $795,000!

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11 Jan

Envision Employees' Endowment surprises 14 charities with a grant

A record number of charities received an Envision Financial Employees’ Endowment grant, housed with the First West Foundation earlier this year. The charities didn’t even know they were receiving funds, until the letter and cheque arrived in the mail. 

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21 Dec

Foundation delivers additional $503,500 for BC charities

The First West Foundation board approved an additional release of December funding through our four regional community endowments and the Leaders Fund. We are beyond thrilled to release an extra $503,500 to 42 charities!

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26 Jul

Kingfisher Interpretive Centre - Conservation through education

Located 25 kilometres east of Enderby and situated on ten acres of forest along the Shuswap River, Kingfisher Interpretive Centre Society (KICS) has been running outdoor experiential education opportunities for local children and visitors alike for over 30 years.  

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