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 $140,000. We hope that community members and businesses will help us make to $150,000 soon!
COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund: $4,500 Still 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 to the Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre that will allow for an expansion of after-school programming starting in September. This means that $4,500 is still available to local community groups and charities to help fund projects relating to COVID-19 relief. This program is open to applications until July 27, 2020. The application process is done online through the Community Foundations of Canada portal.
Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund, which is being delivered in part through our national network of community foundations, to facilitate support for populations such as marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers who are facing increased challenges right now. We at the Salmo Valley Fund are be working with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to make a total of $9500 of funding available to charities and non-profits in the Salmo Valley for COVID-19 relief projects.