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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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26 Jul

Kingfisher Interpretive Centre - Conservation through education

Located 25 kilometres east of Enderby and situated on ten acres of forest along the Shuswap River, Kingfisher Interpretive Centre Society (KICS) has been running outdoor experiential education opportunities for local children and visitors alike for over 30 years.  

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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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28 Jun

Charities across Vancouver Island to benefit from record funding

The First West Foundation is very pleased to announce the 2022 grants for the Island Savings Community Endowment benefiting a record 20 charities and $199,113 in shared grant funding.

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