Spring 2021 Grants

Organization Project Description Amount Funded

Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program c/o The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

Multi-Year Multi year operational funding to set conservation goals and objectives, collaborate, and facilitate conservation programs. $30,000

Friends of the South Slopes Society

Lost Lake Trail Erosion Control and Improvement  Improving the trail infrastructure and increase safety of park users by repairing erosion and other trail damage in the Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park. $10,000
Opera Kelowna Society Multi-Year Multi year operational funding to connect and uplift the Okanagan Valley communities through extraordinary music, innovative collaborations and immersive storytelling. $24,000

Chamber Music Kelowna Society

Multi-Year Multi year operational funding to provide the community with opportunities to experience live chamber music in intimate settings as performed by accomplished musicians at all stages of their careers. $18,000

Okanagan Basin Water Board

Aquahacking Challenge A tech innovation challenge focused on fresh water issues relevant to the Okanagan and Western Canada $10,000

Central Okanagan Heritage Society

Multi-Year Multi year operational funding to promote conservation of the diverse heritage buildings and sites of the Central Okanagan through stewardship, education and collaboration. $25,000

Okanagan Symphony Society

Multi-Year Multi year operational funding to share the power of live orchestral music. $25,444.79
Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society Multi-Year Multi year operational funding to support and empower survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, exploitation, or violence. $45,000
John Howard Society Okanagan & Kootenay Integrated Court Liaison Liaison between community service providers and the Integrated court, removing systemic barriers for marginalized and vulnerable clients. $15,000
The Kelowna & District Society for People In Motion Multi-Year Multi year operational funding to develop, implement and manage programs, services, and advocacy efforts on behalf of and with people with diverse abilities. $45,000
Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna Society Multi-Year Multi year operational funding to provide an integrated response to child abuse, improve access to resources and supports for victims and non-offending family members, and prevent future instances of abuse by building awareness and resiliency. $45,000
Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna and District Branch Multi-Year Multi year operational funding to provide mental health support for all.  Discovery College Program. $37,500
Okanagan Fruit Tree Project Society Community Farm Program Development & Implementation Formalizing community farm program to increase capacity, efficacy, and efficiency. $14,600
Air Rescue One Heli Winch Society Business Plan Development Work with a consultant to build a business plan to build on objectives and create a framework for execution for rescue helicopter service operating throughout the Okanagan. $5,000
Karis Support Society Women's Recovery Program Program providing continuing programming to participants transitioning into other housing situations $15,000