Grant funding distributed

Three Summerland organizations have received around $12,000 from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan.

Three Summerland organizations have received around $12,000 from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan.

The foundation announced its list of 2014 grant recipients last week.

A total of $223,000 was given to organizations throughout the region.

“We’re really excited to help local charities with such a large amount of money,” said Aaron McRann, executive director of the foundation. “This is the most we’ve ever been able to grant thanks to the generosity of local donors throughout our region.”

In Summerland, the Summerland Trans Canada Trail Society received $2,934, Stop a Bully received $4,000 and the Summerland Asset Development Initiative received $4,840.

McRann said the foundation looks to fund a wide variety of organizations each year.

All have received funding from the community foundation in the past.

The foundation received 65 applications from organizations in the region. Of these, 24 received support of $119,000. The remaining $104,000 was given to charities.

The foundation’s grant money comes from earnings on investments of more than $9 million.

There is an application process for organizations wishing to receive money from the foundation.

 

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