Kootenay Savings announces new grants, awards

A couple of local groups have benefited from the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation.

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation has continued their objective of leaving permanent and lasting legacies in the Kootenays by announcing $84,900 in new grants and $31,000 in high school and post-secondary education awards.

Local recipients of grant money this year include $3,900 for the Wilmer Community Club for their hall and $1,500 to the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival.

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation, established in 2000, was created to provide assistance with the funding of cultural, educational, economic, environmental, health and social non-profit projects of benefit to the communities served by Kootenay Savings.

Since 2000, the Foundation has distributed over $3.2 million in support of a number of non-profit projects and initiatives.

To be eligible for funding, community projects must be not-for-profit, be free of political, racial, religious or gender bias, and seen to be of benefit to a community or communities served by Kootenay Savings.