Castlegar foundation accepting grant applications

Registered charities can apply to the Community Foundation of Castlegar and District

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The Community Foundation of Castlegar and District (CFOCD) is accepting grant applications for its 2021 grant cycle.

The CFOCD was started in 2012 with the vision of “building a better community — now and forever” and a mission to “improve the quality of life in the area by developing permanent endowments, making responsible grants, and inspiring leadership.”

Since its first granting year in 2014, the foundation has given away almost $50,000 in grants to local non-profit agencies.

“It’s quite amazing for an organization that is not really well known,” said board chair Darlene Kalawsky.

The foundations’s fundraising activities aim to pool the charitable gifts of many donors into permanent, income-earning endowment funds that will benefit the community.

“The CFOCD will receive and invest donations in a permanent capital fund, and distribute the income generated to eligible organizations with programs and activities that conform to the vision of the foundation,” explains Kalawsky.

Registered charities in Castlegar and RDCK Areas I and J are welcome to apply for grants. The average grant range is $2000 – $5000.

Applications in the following areas will be considered:

• Social welfare and health programs

• Education, through the establishment of scholarship funds

• Programs for the needy and for alleviation of human suffering and poverty

• Amateur sport and community recreation

• Arts and cultural activities

• Preservation of historic or environmental values

• Economic non-profit projects

The deadline to apply is March 31. Grant applications are available by emailing grant.cfocd@gmail.com.

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