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.
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.