Enderby & District Financial injects more than $29,000 into the local community

Created as a legacy gift in 2013, Enderby & District Financial established a charitable endowment with the First West Foundation to generate ongoing funding in support of the community of Enderby and area F of the North Okangan Regional District.

The First West Foundation, through its Enderby & District Financial Community Endowment, is granting $29,298 this year - a total of five grants - to deserving charities in the Enderby area. Funds will directly support programs or initiatives that contribute to building resilient and resourceful communities. 

 Below is an overview of the organizations and projects receiving 2017 grants.

Organization Name /

Project Name

Project Description

Grant Amount

Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society


Little Free Libraries

Funding provides for the full ask of the Little Free Libraries request.  Three little libraries to be built locally and put up in ideal locations in the community. Includes maintenance and supplies for the libraries for one year.


Enderby and District Community Resource Centre


Outreach Worker

Ongoing support for community support worker who provides direct support to families in the community, offering intense parenting support, referrals, crisis intervention and short-term counseling and life skills. Funds seek to expand the current work arrangement with additional hours.


Board of Education of School District 83 – A.L. Fortune Secondary School

Young Men & Women’s Youth Programming

After school programming (youth aged 13-17).  Run by the Aboriginal Outreach Worker, participation is open to the entire school but encouragement is made to high risk youth. 


Enderby Preschool Society

Health & Nutrition Program

Free snacks and meals for a vulnerable segment of the population: children aged 5-10 years during the After School Kid’s Program.


Kingfisher Interpretive Centre Society

Experiential Environmental Education

Outdoor educational opportunities for local children (grades K-12) focused on environmental sustainability, ecosystem support and salmon life-cycle.