Community Foundation wants Similkameen partners

Wide ranging charitable foundation to meet with local non-profits


Aaron McRann of The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan will meet with members of local non-profits at Keremeos Council Chambers at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 20.

Sarah Trudeau will also attend. Trudeau is new to the community foundation. Her work will involve rural development in areas like Hedley, Keremeos, Cawston and Olalla.

The CFSO first issued grants in 1994. Today it manages over 80 funds altogether totalling $5,000,000. Over $100,000 is now granted annually to support a broad range of charities delivering a wide variety of programs within the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen.

For example, in 2012 the Cawston Community Hall Society was able to improve washroom facilities in a project partnership with the Community Foundation of The South Okanagan.

CFSO elects a10 member board of directors who are citizen volunteers from the RDOS community

The stated mission of the CFSO is “to enrich quality of life by connecting the generosity of people with evolving community needs”.

Seating will be limited at the February 20 meeting in Keremeos.  For inquiries, call Dave Cursons at 250-499-5417.