Valley First Community Endowment

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16 Jun

Charities across the Okanagan to benefit from $122,805 in grants

The Valley First Community Endowment proudly supports community projects in the Okanagan, Thompson and Similkameen regions. Since 2011, the Valley First Community Endowment has provided $995,064 in grant funding for 141 projects supporting thriving communities.

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12 Apr

Fourth wave sends out additional $110,800 to 12 charities

As you know, COVID-19 continues to impact the financial stability of our charitable partners.

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04 Mar

Renewed response fund returns with first wave of granting in 2021

Initially established in May 2020 by First West Foundation to support charities across BC who were impacted by COVID-19, the Community Response Fund granted $497,820 to 49 organizations focused on food security and basic needs supports for youth, families and seniors last year.

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24 Jun

$112,400 earmarked for a dozen Valley First charities

The Valley First Community Endowment proudly supports community projects in the Okanagan, Thompson and Similkameen regions. Since 2011, the Valley First Community Endowment has provided $872,260 in grant funding for 126 projects supporting resilient and resourceful communities.

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17 Jun

$97,173 in grants are bound for Valley First communities

The Valley First Community Endowment proudly supports community projects in the Okanagan, Thompson and Similkameen regions. Since 2011, the Valley First Community Endowment has provided $759,860 in grant funding for 114 projects supporting resilient and resourceful communities.

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04 Jul

Grants on their way to 11 Valley First Charities

Valley First established a charitable endowment with the First West Foundation in 2010 to generate ongoing community funding in the Valley First region.

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04 Oct

Valley First injects more than $108,000 into local communities

Valley First established a charitable endowment with the First West Foundation in 2010 to generate ongoing community funding in the Valley First region.

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21 Sep

Valley First Community Endowment Grants Announced

We are delighted to announce the 2016 Valley First Community Endowment distributions totalling $115,031.

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02 Aug

Big Sisters Brighten Girl Power in Kamloops

First West Foundation’s purpose is to help create resilient and empowered communities, and this starts with encouraging resilient and empowered youth. With a Valley First Community Endowment grant of $5,950 to the Go Girls!

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17 Jun

Connecting Kids to Kitchens in the Okanagan

They cooked it. Tried it. And liked it! Children in grades 4–7 across the North Okanagan have a new appreciation for food and healthy choices after taking part in the “Cook it. Try it. Like it! ” program which was offered locally for the first time in 2015 by the Food Action Society.

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The Foundation was created on the vision of helping create vibrant and healthy communities. By working in partnership with local organizations, the Foundation seeks to actively contribute to meaningful projects that make a positive and lasting impact upon community life.

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