2019 Granting Program Now Open

The 2019 granting season is now open! As usual, we will be accepting applications from individuals, non-profit organizations and registered charities throughout the month of October. We have just over $8,000 available this year.

Please visit our Grant Applications page for more detailed information on requirements and eligibility, and to download relevant forms.

$5,000 RBC Future Launch Community Challenge Youth Grant Available!



The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a call to action for youth, aged 15 – 29, in more than 150 small and mid-sized communities across Canada. It’s made possible thanks to a $5 million donation from the RBC Foundation.

Globalization. Technological innovations. Climate change. An aging population. Urbanization. Demographic shifts. Everywhere we look, our communities and our country are rapidly changing, and the gap between the experiences of rural and urban communities is growing. In each participating community, youth and partner organizations will have the opportunity to team up and apply for a grant of up to $15,000 to support youth-led projects. We’re inviting you to come up with an innovative, bold new idea to address a local need. And then, if your application is successful, we’ll give you money to put your idea into action!


Youth and organizations are invited to team up to submit an application to the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. All eligible applications will be submitted by a partnership between youth, aged 15 – 29, and a partner organization that is a qualified donee. (Don’t stop reading here, if you have a great idea and need help finding a partner, we can help you with this.)

Applications may be submitted by youth or by the partner organization. Each application will be required to demonstrate the role played by both youth and the partner organization. Each grant will be made to the partner organization, who would accept it on behalf of the partnership.


The Salmo Valley Fund is pleased to be able to make available one grant worth $5,000 to youth in Salmo and Area G.

Are you still with us? Great! Everything else you need to know can be found in the Application Guide.

Still have questions? Click the Contact tab and send us an e-mail.

Click here to visit the application portal.



Salmo FM Radio Society donates to Salmo Valley Fund

The Salmo FM Radio Society has donated an additional $207.10 to the Salmo Valley Fund. (An initial contribution of $2200 was made in 2018.) As the Hummingbird wound down its operations, its board of directors saw the SVF as a good steward for remaining financial assets held by the society. Thanks to them, over $2400 has been permanently invested to serve the public throughout the Salmo Valley, demonstrating just one of the ways community members can make use of their community fund.

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation contributes to SVF

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation has once again made a donation to the Salmo Valley Fund to provide funding for community grants as well as administrative support. This year, the KSCF has generously contributed just over $3200.

In addition to being a founding sponsor of the Salmo Valley Fund, Kootenay Savings has made donations every year since we started. We greatly appreciate their ongoing support!

2018-2019 Granting Decisions

We are pleased to have approved funding for four projects as part of our 2018-2019 granting program:

West Kootenay BMX Racing will be able to make improvements to its track, located at the Salmo Ski Hill, and purchase technology upgrades to help with program administration.

The Salmo Valley Farmers’ Market will once again be able to provide a stipend to its market manager, helping to reduce the demands placed on volunteers.

Salmo Secondary School students are working in partnership with the Salmo Public Library to build and enhance the collection of First Nations materials. As part of their studies, students have been able to work with the Library Director to assess the existing collection and research and select materials that should be added.

Salmo Secondary School is working to equip the school foyer to serve as technologically up-to-date space for community performances and events. The SVF is helping to purchase seating as part of this project

We were pleased to see that several new groups applied for funding this year; it is our mission to serve as broad a section of our communities as possible. Our next granting session will take applications throughout October, 2019.