Enderby & District Financial 2018 Grants Announced

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 $30,028 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 2018 grants:

Organization Name /

Project Name

Project Description

Grant Amount

Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society

Mother Goose in Grindrod

Family literacy program in the community to provide parents with early literacy skills to share with their children – focusing on personal interaction and building literacy skills through songs, rhymes and stories. Includes facilitator and program supplies for one year.


Enderby and District Community Resource Centre



Outreach Worker/Community Support Program

Ongoing support for community support worker who provides direct support to families in the community, offering intense parenting support, referrals, crisis intervention, 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 population with 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.