Campbell River Search and Rescue was one of the organizations receiving a Campbell River Community Foundation grant. Brad Piercy (centre) from the foundation presented $2

Community Foundation awards nearly $50,000 in grants to local non-profits

The Campbell River Community Foundation held its annual Grants Reception on May 3 at the Museum at Campbell River.

The Foundation awarded 19 grants to local non-profit organizations for specific projects which will benefit the community this year.

“This is the most important night of the year for us,” says Mary Ashley, Chair of the Community Foundation. “This is what we work towards all year through our fundraising efforts, and when we get to award these hard working groups with their grants, there is no greater feeling.”

The board is also introducing a series of presentations around the community, starting with a luncheon at the Maritime Heritage Centre on Friday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m. where attendees will learn about the foundation’s contributions to Campbell River. Tickets can be purchased on their website at crfoundation.ca.

This year’s successful recipients are:

  • CR Alano Club – $1,500 – Project: Social Rehab Program
  • CR & District Food Bank – $5,175 – Project: PowerSmart Upgrade to LED
  • CR & North Island Schizophrenia Society – $1,000 – Project: Program for Strengthening Families
  • CR & North Island Transition Society – $10,000 – Project: Renovation & Window Replacement
  • CR Art Gallery – $3,245 – Project: Youth Engagement Program
  • CR Beacon Club – $1,500 – Project: Clay Studio
  • CR Community Arts Council – $2,000 – Project: Community Banner Project
  • CR Family Services Society – $1,950 – Project: Baby Layettes
  • CR Head Injury Support Society – $4,000 – Project: Decorative Fence & Planter Boxes “Look at Us Now”
  • CR Search & Rescue – $2,000 – Project: Rescue Training Mannequin
  • Friends of Cortes Island – $2,200 – Project: Sub-tidal Biodiversity Project
  • Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island – $4,000 – Project: Operation Transportation Volunteer Bus
  • North Island Alcohol/Drug Information & Education Society – $600 – Project: Promotional Materials
  • Quadra Circle Community Connections Society – $1,800 – Project: Healthy Quadra Seniors & Families
  • Salvation Army Ocean Crest Corps – $600 – Project: Emergency Disaster Services
  • 1st Willow Point Scouts – $1,800 – Project: Group Gear Replacement
  • Willow Point Supportive Living Society – $2,300 – Project: Replacement of Fence
  • CR & District Association for Community Living – $1,700 – Project: Ages & Stages Screening

Since it was founded in 1990, the Foundation has reached nearly $2 million in permanent endowment funds and has given out nearly $350,000 in grants to many local non-profit organizations in the City of Campbell River and area served by School District 72.