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CFKR opens up annual grant application process

As the new year gets underway, the application process for grants through the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies is now open.
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The Symphony of the Kootenays is just one of many non-profits that have received grant support from the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies. Lyle Grisedale photo courtesy Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies.

As the new year gets underway, the application process for grants through the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies is now open.

Applications are open for the CFKR community funds in Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie, as well as its endowment funds for Cranbrook and area, including the South Country.

CFKR welcomes applications from eligible non-profit organizations from Jan. 1, 2023 to Feb. 15, 2023. Application forms can be found on the CFKR website.

“We’re thrilled to launch our 2023 grant application process,” said Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director. “Our annual granting continues to grow, thanks to the generosity of our donors, who believe in sustainable charitable giving through permanently invested endowment funds.”

Since 2003, thanks to the income earned from its endowment funds, as well as external project funding, CFKR has granted a total of over $1 million to more than 300 local non-profit projects in the communities of Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Cranbrook, and the surrounding rural areas.

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 $2,000 and support local non-profits in community projects, covering a number of areas such as 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, local non-profits are invited to connect with their local community contact person, listed at www.cfkrockies.ca/grants/.



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