Valley First Community Endowment

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This endowment was established in 2010 with a $1 million gift from Valley First Credit Union as a lasting legacy for the Okanagan, Thompson and Similkameen regions.

Each year, First West Credit Union donates a portion of its profits to grow the endowment, and the fund has now grown to over $2 million.

Distributions from the Valley First Community Endowment began in the Fall of 2011 to charities serving the communities in which Valley First operates. Over $1.1 million has been injected into the communities from the Fund since 2011. 

For more information on projects supported from this fund, please visit the news page. For information on how to apply for a grant from this Fund, please visit the Valley First Community Endowment granting page.


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The Foundation was created on the vision of helping create vibrant and healthy communities. By working in partnership with local organizations, the Foundation seeks to actively contribute to meaningful projects that make a positive and lasting impact upon community life. Read more about us >>