Third wave sends out additional $121,120 to 15 organizations

The First West Foundation launched its Community Response Fund in late May to help charitable organizations navigate the uncertainty and financial strain of COVID-19. The Fund recently released $121,120 to 15 charitable organizations in its third round of funding.  Since May, $476,820 has been granted to charities focused on basic needs and food security programming in the Envision Financial, Enderby & District and Valley First regions. Community Response Funds are now depleted in all regions except Island Savings. The Island Savings’ fund will complete its disbursement before the end of July.

Combined with annual granting, a total of $1,164,440 has been infused into communities across BC so far this year.

Click here to learn about the first wave recipients. 
Click here to learn about the second wave recipients.

The following charities will be receiving grants from our third round of funding:

Envision Financial
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, $10,000
Learning Disabilities Society of Greater Vancouver, $10,000
MosaicBC, $10,000
Reach Child and Youth Development Society, $5,000
SOS Children's Village BC, $5,000
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver, $12,000
Xolhemet Society, $10,000

Island Savings
Cowichan Green Community, $10,000
Nanaimo Community Gardens Society, $500
Nourish Cowichan Society, $10,000
Silver Threads Service, $10,000

Valley First
Bridge Youth & Family Services, $2,000
Central Okanagan Region Nutrition Society dba Meals on Wheels, $11,120
Kamloops Food Policy, $6,000

Enderby & District Luncheon Buffet, $10,000