Response fund first wave awards $173,200

Launched on May 21st, this $500,000 Community Response Fund was established by First West Foundation to support charities across BC who have been impacted by COVID-19. The fund focuses on food security and basic needs for youth, families and seniors. First West Foundation and its regional community endowments are proud to distribute $173,200 in the first wave of funding from the Community Response Fund.

The following charities received funding:

Valley First
Kindale Developmental Association, Armstrong: $10,000
Penticton Seniors' Drop-in Centre, Penticton: $20,000
Mamas for Mamas, Kelowna: $10,000
Dragonfly Pond Family Society, Penticton: $8,200
Penticton Recovery Resource Society (Discovery House), Penticton: $6,000
Feed the Streets Meal Service, Vernon: $9,000

Island Savings
Cornerstone Youth Society, Victoria: $10,000

Envision Financial
Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited, Surrey: $20,000
Chilliwack Youth Health Centre, Chilliwack: $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, Langley: $10,000
Langley Meals on Wheels, Langley: $10,000
Ann Davis Transition Society, Chilliwack: $15,000
Langley Environmental Partners Society, Langley: $10,000
Langley School District Foundation, Langley: $10,000
Peach Arch Hospital Foundation, White Rock: $15,000