BC Interior Community Foundation

BC Interior Community Foundation BC Interior Community Foundation is dedicated to improving our communities in the Thompson-Nicola and South Cariboo Region. BC Interior Community Foundation was formerly known as Kamloops Foundation.
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The BC Interior Community Foundation's goal is to continue to build the capacity of our communities by funding and supporting social needs. This is the driving force behind the Smart and Caring Community campaign - a campaign to build the organization's community funding capacity. Funds raised will allow the Foundation maximum flexibility in directing money to the groups and organizations that need it the most: projects in the fields of Arts and Culture, Health and Welfare, Seniors and Heritage, Youth and Education, Children and Families and Environment and Recreation. Each year BC Interior Community Foundation identifies opportunities within the areas it serves, and invests in sustainable solutions. The Foundation supports communities in our region in three ways:
Working with donors to build endowment funds to support community vitality. Granting funds to a wide range of organizations and initiatives. Collaborating with individuals and community leaders to identify needs, build participation and develop partnerships. The Foundation recognizes that individual donors may have unique charitable interests and financial circumstances and works with individuals to set up endowments or contribute to existing funds that meet those needs.

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Apply today to fund a project or program that’s close to your heart!  Community Project Grants help support up to 1/3 of...
03/10/2021

Apply today to fund a project or program that’s close to your heart! Community Project Grants help support up to 1/3 of the total project cost, and can help you kick-start your project or program today! Supporting community-based projects/programs in the areas of Arts & Culture, Health & Welfare, Sports & Recreation, and other charitable activities, these grants are available throughout the BCICF coverage region – Thompson-Nicola & South Cariboo and within the communities of Lillooet, Lytton, Clinton, 70 Mile House, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Kamloops, Clearwater, Barriere, Chase, Logan Lake and Merritt.
Apply Now: https://www.bcicf.ca/online-application/

Apply today to fund a project or program that’s close to your heart! Community Project Grants help support up to 1/3 of the total project cost, and can help you kick-start your project or program today! Supporting community-based projects/programs in the areas of Arts & Culture, Health & Welfare, Sports & Recreation, and other charitable activities, these grants are available throughout the BCICF coverage region – Thompson-Nicola & South Cariboo and within the communities of Lillooet, Lytton, Clinton, 70 Mile House, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Kamloops, Clearwater, Barriere, Chase, Logan Lake and Merritt.
Apply Now: https://www.bcicf.ca/online-application/

Reminder!  5 days until applications close for the first round of the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative!BC Interior ...
03/04/2021

Reminder! 5 days until applications close for the first round of the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative!

BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF), in Partnership with Community Foundations of Canada and provincial partners Shuswap Community Foundation and Prince George Community Foundation, invites local applicants to check out the new Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. Regionally, there is $987,170 in funding is available for distribution to Central BC, Northern BC & Island areas.
The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative, a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada, will provide funding to a broad range of organizations, including local government, charities, Indigenous communities and non-profits. These funds will support projects, programming and services that help our communities to create safe and vibrant public spaces, improve mobility options and provide innovative digital solutions to connect people and improve health.
Organizations can apply now to the Healthy Communities Initiative through March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. Visit: https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/chci/

Reminder! 5 days until applications close for the first round of the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative!

BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF), in Partnership with Community Foundations of Canada and provincial partners Shuswap Community Foundation and Prince George Community Foundation, invites local applicants to check out the new Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. Regionally, there is $987,170 in funding is available for distribution to Central BC, Northern BC & Island areas.
The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative, a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada, will provide funding to a broad range of organizations, including local government, charities, Indigenous communities and non-profits. These funds will support projects, programming and services that help our communities to create safe and vibrant public spaces, improve mobility options and provide innovative digital solutions to connect people and improve health.
Organizations can apply now to the Healthy Communities Initiative through March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. Visit: https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/chci/

Canada Healthy Communities InitiativeBC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF), in Partnership with Community Foundations...
02/18/2021

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF), in Partnership with Community Foundations of Canada and provincial partners Shuswap Community Foundation and Prince George Community Foundation, invites local applicants to check out the new Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. Regionally, there is $987,170 in funding is available for distribution to Central BC, Northern BC & Island areas.

The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative, a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada, will provide funding to a broad range of organizations, including local government, charities, Indigenous communities and non-profits. These funds will support projects, programming and services that help our communities to create safe and vibrant public spaces, improve mobility options and provide innovative digital solutions to connect people and improve health.

Organizations can apply now to the Healthy Communities Initiative through March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. Visit: https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/chci/

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF), in Partnership with Community Foundations of Canada and provincial partners Shuswap Community Foundation and Prince George Community Foundation, invites local applicants to check out the new Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. Regionally, there is $987,170 in funding is available for distribution to Central BC, Northern BC & Island areas.

The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative, a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada, will provide funding to a broad range of organizations, including local government, charities, Indigenous communities and non-profits. These funds will support projects, programming and services that help our communities to create safe and vibrant public spaces, improve mobility options and provide innovative digital solutions to connect people and improve health.

Organizations can apply now to the Healthy Communities Initiative through March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. Visit: https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/chci/

BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) Awards $64,910 in Grants through Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fun...
02/11/2021

BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) Awards $64,910 in Grants
through Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund(ECSF)

Kamloops, BC - The BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) today announced it has awarded $64,910 in grants to 8 charities across our region who address the needs of vulnerable and at-risk populations throughout the Thompson-Nicola & South Cariboo region. These grants are part of Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), funded by the Government of Canada. BCICF is pleased to support the following:

Chase
• $21,810 was invested to fund the Chase Hamper Society in providing necessary upgrades to the Chase Community Hall Kitchen due to increased use of services during Covid-19. Chase Hamper Society provides food bank services to citizens in Chase, Little Shuswap Indian Band, Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith Indian Band, Pritchard, Chase Creek, Turtle Valley & all of the North Shuswap to Seymour Arm.

Ashcroft
• $7,500 was invested to fund the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society/Ashcroft & Area Food Bank to fund a staff member to meet the 75% increase in service use of the food bank during the pandemic. Ashcroft & Area Food Bank provides food bank services to citizens in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Spences Bridge & Walhachin.

Logan Lake
• $4,000 was invested to fund VisionQuest Recovery Society to purchase technology that will allow them to provide support to those in addiction recovery via virtual meetings & schooling during Covid-19. VisionQuest provides essential support to those recovering from addiction.

Savona
• $7,000 was invested to fund Skeetchestn Indian Band to purchase essential kitchen equipment for households in their area including food dehydrators & freezers. This equipment is integral to the community goal of food sovereignty and self-reliance during the pandemic.

Kamloops
• $4,100 was invested to support Habitat for Humanity Kamloops to support increased costs associated with providing an affordable home those in need during Covid-19. These funds will help support staff with health/safety, PPE, and training & technology required to transition to working from home.
• $1,000 was invested to fund Kamloops Brain Injury Association in supporting Seniors who have survived a Brain Injury to stay connected & socially active during the pandemic. These funds help to provide senior clients with software training & set up, hardware set-up or purchase, and internet/telephone services.

• $8,000 was invested to fund Interior Community Services to purchase commercial equipment to meet the increased usage of the Mount Paul Community Food Centre. During Covid-19 the Food Centre has supplied take-away meals, seniors good food hampers, kids meal kits, & seniors non-perishable food hampers to those in need.

• $1,500 was invested to fund the Centre for Seniors Information to support delivery of essential items to seniors who are isolated due to the pandemic. CSI Kamloops will also provide wellness checks, as well as a quick visit and referrals to other organizations as needed to ensure continued health support for seniors.

• $10,000 was invested to support Open Door Group: Gardengate in building a new facility for life skill based workshops – specifically to support the commercial kitchen and learning space. Gardengate serves adults living with mental health or addiction issues within the community and this new space ensures they can continue to provide programs for those they support.

https://www.bcicf.ca/ecsf/

BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) Awards $64,910 in Grants
through Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund(ECSF)

Kamloops, BC - The BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) today announced it has awarded $64,910 in grants to 8 charities across our region who address the needs of vulnerable and at-risk populations throughout the Thompson-Nicola & South Cariboo region. These grants are part of Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), funded by the Government of Canada. BCICF is pleased to support the following:

Chase
• $21,810 was invested to fund the Chase Hamper Society in providing necessary upgrades to the Chase Community Hall Kitchen due to increased use of services during Covid-19. Chase Hamper Society provides food bank services to citizens in Chase, Little Shuswap Indian Band, Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith Indian Band, Pritchard, Chase Creek, Turtle Valley & all of the North Shuswap to Seymour Arm.

Ashcroft
• $7,500 was invested to fund the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society/Ashcroft & Area Food Bank to fund a staff member to meet the 75% increase in service use of the food bank during the pandemic. Ashcroft & Area Food Bank provides food bank services to citizens in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Spences Bridge & Walhachin.

Logan Lake
• $4,000 was invested to fund VisionQuest Recovery Society to purchase technology that will allow them to provide support to those in addiction recovery via virtual meetings & schooling during Covid-19. VisionQuest provides essential support to those recovering from addiction.

Savona
• $7,000 was invested to fund Skeetchestn Indian Band to purchase essential kitchen equipment for households in their area including food dehydrators & freezers. This equipment is integral to the community goal of food sovereignty and self-reliance during the pandemic.

Kamloops
• $4,100 was invested to support Habitat for Humanity Kamloops to support increased costs associated with providing an affordable home those in need during Covid-19. These funds will help support staff with health/safety, PPE, and training & technology required to transition to working from home.
• $1,000 was invested to fund Kamloops Brain Injury Association in supporting Seniors who have survived a Brain Injury to stay connected & socially active during the pandemic. These funds help to provide senior clients with software training & set up, hardware set-up or purchase, and internet/telephone services.

• $8,000 was invested to fund Interior Community Services to purchase commercial equipment to meet the increased usage of the Mount Paul Community Food Centre. During Covid-19 the Food Centre has supplied take-away meals, seniors good food hampers, kids meal kits, & seniors non-perishable food hampers to those in need.

• $1,500 was invested to fund the Centre for Seniors Information to support delivery of essential items to seniors who are isolated due to the pandemic. CSI Kamloops will also provide wellness checks, as well as a quick visit and referrals to other organizations as needed to ensure continued health support for seniors.

• $10,000 was invested to support Open Door Group: Gardengate in building a new facility for life skill based workshops – specifically to support the commercial kitchen and learning space. Gardengate serves adults living with mental health or addiction issues within the community and this new space ensures they can continue to provide programs for those they support.

https://www.bcicf.ca/ecsf/

In partnership with The Stollery Charitable Foundation, BC Interior Community Foundation presented a grant of $7995.00 t...
02/04/2021

In partnership with The Stollery Charitable Foundation, BC Interior Community Foundation presented a grant of $7995.00 to Tara Ettinger of Big Bear Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. This funding will support essential improvements to their new location, including a lobby renovation. BCICF & The Stollery Charitable Foundation are pleased to support Big Bear CYAC's mission to provide a collaborative response to child/youth maltreatment through advocacy, intervention and continued support in a child-friendly environment.

Pictured left to right - Spencer & Janet Bryson, The Stollery Charitable Foundation; Tara Ettinger, Big Bear CYAC; Darlene Iadarola, BC Interior Community Foundation.

In partnership with The Stollery Charitable Foundation, BC Interior Community Foundation presented a grant of $7995.00 to Tara Ettinger of Big Bear Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. This funding will support essential improvements to their new location, including a lobby renovation. BCICF & The Stollery Charitable Foundation are pleased to support Big Bear CYAC's mission to provide a collaborative response to child/youth maltreatment through advocacy, intervention and continued support in a child-friendly environment.

Pictured left to right - Spencer & Janet Bryson, The Stollery Charitable Foundation; Tara Ettinger, Big Bear CYAC; Darlene Iadarola, BC Interior Community Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who served, or is serving.
11/11/2020

Thank you to everyone who served, or is serving.

Through the generosity of The Stollery Charitable Foundation , the BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) disbursed a ...
10/21/2020

Through the generosity of The Stollery Charitable Foundation , the BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) disbursed a $12,030 grant to the Kamloops Food Bank on October 20, 2020. The funding was provided from The Stollery Charitable Foundation Fund, which is held and administered by the BC Interior Community Foundation. BCICF is truly grateful for the incredible commitment The Stollery Foundation has to meet the health and wellness needs of Kamloops area residents.

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If you want to experience some new music and support the Cindy Ross Friedman Graduate Scholarship for Environmental Acti...
10/15/2020
Cindy Ross Friedman

If you want to experience some new music and support the Cindy Ross Friedman Graduate Scholarship for Environmental Activism & Social Justice Fund, head over to https://cindyrossfriedman.bandcamp.com/
and download one of the digital albums! Big thanks to Lee Rosevere for setting up this great fundraiser in memory of Cindy.

Cindy Ross Friedman was a musician and scientist who passed away unexpectedly in December 2018. This page is to honour her memory and make her only two albums available digitally for the first time in over 20 years. All proceeds from the sale of these albums will be donated to The Cindy Ross Friedma...

Today, we are launching the second round of the #ECSFund in the Thompson-Nicola & South Cariboo regions alongside @CommF...
10/08/2020

Today, we are launching the second round of the #ECSFund in the Thompson-Nicola & South Cariboo regions alongside @CommFdnsCanada. This funding aims to support organizations serving groups who are disproportionately impacted by #COVID19. We know the need for this kind of support is significant. Learn more: https://mailchi.mp/a8f52402db05/ecsf-round-2_apply_today

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Founded in 1984 as the Kamloops Foundation, BC Interior Community Foundation holds endowed funds to support community projects, organizations and education. The BC Interior Community Foundation's goal is to continue to build the capacity of our communities by funding and supporting social needs. The Foundation supports communities in our region in three ways: -Working with donors to build endowment funds to support community vitality. -Granting funds to a wide range of organizations and initiatives. -Collaborating with individuals and community leaders to identify local needs, build participation and develop partnerships.

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