COF Spring 2018 Project Grant Recipients
Organization Project Name Description Amount Awarded
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition Community Action Network Leadership Development for People in Poverty This program will support 10-15 individuals to participate in five workshops over four months. The workshops will connect personal experiences of poverty to structural issues and equip participants with confidence, skills and ongoing support to become self-advocates. $14,998.37
Canucks Place Children's Hospice Society Okanagan Fall Camp Program This grant allows Canucks Place to offer Central Okanagan families the opportunity to participate in three days of daytime and overnight camp activities at the accessible, barrier free Agur Lake Camp Society. $13,800
Kelowna Community Resources Wise & Well Wise & Well project will support isolated and at-risk Immigrant seniors who otherwise would not be eligible for settlement programming under existing federal and provincial government funding. $7,365
Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society (LMDSS) Okanagan Parent Networking Group The grant will be used exclusively to support Okanagan activities for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. $1,000
Okanagan Immigrant Collective Society (OIC) The Multi-cultural Hub Homework Club The Homework Club will create a safer space for immigrant children to gain academic and social support for their school life and also offer a parent support group and workshops catered to parents' needs. $13,464
Okanagan Regional Library American Sign Language Storytimes The goal of this project is to provide monthly story times in both American Sign Language and English. $7,400
Peachland Seniors' Support Society Community Amenity Space - Furnishings The grant funds will go towards furnishings for the indoor, multi-use and publicly accessible amenity space of a new 74-unit seniors' affordable housing project. $14,551.07
The Okanagan Festival Singers Children's Messiah Concert On Nov. 24, 2018, at 2pm, the OFS will present a Children's Messiah Concert at First Lutheran Church. The better known excerpts from the repertoire will be sung by the choir with piano accompaniment. $5,000
Theatre Kelowna Society A Taste of Fringe "A Taste of Fringe" is a launch event showcasing past Fringe Festival favourites and award winners as mainstage performances at the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna. $15,000
COF Spring 2018 Year 1 Multiyear Grants
Organization Description Amount Awarded
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia The equipment loan program supports people living with ALS by providing the required equipment at any stage of their disease at no cost. $15,000
Athletics for Kids Financial Assistance (BC) Society Each eligible child may receive up to $600 per year. $30,000
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society - Kelowna Participants in the course learn about proper mental health diagnoses, which have demonstrated to significantly improve their outcome. They also learn about what mental health treatments work best for themselves and their peers. $45,000
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC This grant will support programming for Adapted Yoga for youth with cerebral palsy and other disabilities; as well as Dance Without Limits program. $18,000
Elevation Outdoors Experiential Programs Association The 3 year funding will be used to hire a part-time program coordinator. $45,000
Freedom's Door This multi-year grant will make it possible for us to create a new program expanding the number of participation days from 90-days to 180-days. $45,000
Hope Air Hope Air will meet the need for approximately 175 free flights for those patients from the Central Okanagan who need to access critical medical. $45,000
Junior Achievement of BC This grant will support the delivery of education programs in financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship in collaboration with educators and volunteers, benefitting a minimum of 2,500 youth in 100 classes in the catchment area of School District 23 annually. $45,000
New Vintage Theatre Society This grant is to support their mainstage productions in the fall, winter and spring. $45,000
Okanagan Central Small Dog Rescue Society (OSDR) This grant will be used to supplement operating funds to ensure that seniors, and low income individuals or families, will be able to have their dogs spayed or neutered. $12,000
Okanagan Humane Society Funds will be used to pay for the costs of having free-roaming cats Cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and permanently identified with tattoo or microchip. $45,000
Seniors Outreach Services Society The funding will assist the increase of the Information and Referral and Crisis Counselling and Income Tax preparation programs. $45,000