Envision Financial Community Endowment

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19 Jun

$414K and 26 Grants Land in Communities across Envision Region

First West Foundation, through the Envision Financial Community Endowment, is pleased to announce our 2024 grant recipients, as $414,000 is shared with 26 worthy charities across the Envision Financial region through a variety of funding streams: impact grants, capacity grants, SOAR grants and mu

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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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28 Jun

$667,600 earmarked for 45 Envision-region charities

The First West Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Envision Financial Community Endowment Grants with another record year of granting as $667,600 is headed to 45 different organizations through two funding streams: resilient and resourceful (R&R) and supporting the so

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21 Mar

Cookies, connection & community with Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Walking through the doors of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice one can immediately feel an overwhelming sensation of love. A home away from home, Canuck Place provides pediatric palliative care for children and support for their families.

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16 Jun

Record number of Envision-region charities supported in 2021

The First West Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Envision Financial Community Endowment Grants with $488,000 headed to 38 different organizations through two funding streams: resilient and resourceful (R&R) and supporting the social services sector (4S).

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29 Apr

Community Response Fund awards another $92,500 to six more charities

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

$420,486 in funding headed to Envision Financial communities

As the founding and largest endowment, the Envision Financial Community Endowment supports community projects throughout the Fraser Valley and in Kitimat. Since 1998, the endowment has provided 391 grants totaling over $4.6 million in grant funding.

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17 Jun

Twenty-seven organizations to benefit from Envision Financial grants

As the founding and largest endowment, the Envision Financial Community Endowment supports community projects throughout the Fraser Valley and in Kitimat. Since 1998, the endowment has provided 358 grants totaling over $4.2 million in grant funding.

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05 Jul

Envision Financial continues to Lead Well in 2018

The First West Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Envision Financial Community Endowment Grants with $367,006.50 headed to 33 different organizations.

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