Welcome to the Salmo Valley Fund, the community endowment fund dedicated to serving the communities of Salmo and Ymir, BC, and the surrounding rural areas of RDCK Area G.

As a proud affiliate of the Osprey Community Foundation, the SVF has two functions: we accept and invest donations from individuals, groups, and businesses who wish to leave a permanent legacy for our communities, and we grant out the earnings from those investments to serve local charities and non-profits. This infographic shows how it works.

The current endowed value of the SVF is just over $141,000. We hope that community members and businesses will help us make to $150,000 soon!

Fall 2020 Granting Session Opens: $10,000 Available

We are pleased to announce the opening of our 2020-2021 granting session as of October 1. This year, we have $10,000 available to distribute to charities, non-profits, and individuals that have community-development projects they would like make a reality in the Salmo Valley. The application deadline is October 31, 2020.

Downloads of application forms and other supporting documents can be found in the grant applications section of this site. Please send a message via the contact button if you have any questions.

Round 2 of COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund: $5,200 Available

The Salmo Valley Fund, in partnership with the Government of Canada and Community Foundations of Canada, is pleased to be delivering benefits from the COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund to local community groups. To date, we have awarded a $5,000 grant from the ECSF to the Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre that will allow for an expansion of after-school programming starting this September.

A second round of ECSF funding is being made available starting on October 5, meaning an additional $5,200 can be accessed by local community groups and charities to help fund projects relating to COVID-19 relief. This program will be open for applications until October 30, 2020. The application process is done online through the Community Foundations of Canada portal, which also hosts a range of supporting articles further explaining the program.