Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies Invites Grant Applications

Pictured above: The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) AGM and “Granting Day,” 2019, at the Ground Floor Co-Workspacing in Cranbrook. Submitted

How can we make our communities even better places to live, work, and play? What new projects and initiatives will have a positive impact?

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is launching its annual granting process for its Community Funds in Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie, as well as its endowment funds for Cranbrook and area. CFKR invites eligible non-profit organizations to apply from January 1st to March 1st, 2020.

Interested non-profits are invited to visit www.cfkrockies.ca/grants/ to review and download CFKR’s 2020 grant application guidelines and fillable pdf application form.

“It’s always exciting to launch our annual grant application process. It’s amazing to see the variety of applications that come in. This year is particularly special as 2020 is the first year of granting for the Elkford Community Fund,” said Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director.

To be eligible to apply, an organization must be a CRA qualified donee, such as a registered charity, or, if the organization is not a qualified donee, enter into an agreement with a qualified donee. Grant applications need to clearly demonstrate a direct, positive benefit to local residents.

Most CFKR annual grants range from a few hundred dollars up to $1500 and support local non-profits in making our communities even better places to live, work, and play. From 2004 to 2019, the CFKR has given almost $500,000 to local projects and programs.

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) takes a broad and inclusive view of what a community is and provides grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives, including: Animal Welfare; Arts, Culture, and Heritage; Education; Environment; Mental Health and Addictions; Outdoor Recreation, Physical Activity, and Sports; Seniors’ Programs; and Social/Health Services.

For more information about CFKR’s 2020 grant application process, local non-profits are invited to connect with their local community contact person, as listed at www.cfkrockies.ca/grants/.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cranbrook Knights of Columbus donate funds to seven local organizations

City Councillor Wayne Price (centre) presents a $400 cheque to Brian Clifford… Continue reading

CBT grant helps local disc golf club improve youth access to sport

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has announced it will be distributing a… Continue reading

Battle of youth vs experience at 2020 BC Championships in Cranbrook

Rebecca Connop Price The 2020 BC Championships in Cranbrook next week could… Continue reading

It happened this week in 1913

Jan. 19 - 25: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

You’re never too old to be Green

Cranbrook Community Theatre made boosting the green footprint of the Studio/Stage Door a priority in 2019.

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

UBC grad and sister killed in Iran plane crash had bright futures ahead, close friend says

Asadi-Lari siblings Mohammad Hussein and Zeynab were two of 57 Canadians aboard downed Flight PS752

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

B.C.’s oldest practising lawyer celebrates 100th birthday, shares advice

Firefighters bring Constance Isherwood a cake with 100 birthday candles

Most Read