Sharing Success

Fall 2023 Community Grants

The fall 2023 grant cycle is complete and the Central Okanagan Foundation is pleased to share the recipients of $253,000 in funding distributed to 20 organizations throughout the Central Okanagan!

We received over 35 applications with requests totaling $481,155 for this intake. Our review committees had difficult decisions to make! Applications are divided between two committees; one that reviews Arts & Culture, Heritage & Historical, Animal Welfare and Environmental applications, and a second that reviews applications related to Health & Social Services, Children Youth & Families, Education and Global Initiatives.

Arts & Culture, Heritage & Historical, Animal Welfare and Environmental Grant Recipients:

OrganizationProject NameAmount Funded
Be the Change Earth Alliance SocietyClimate Action, Resilience & Emotions (CARE)$15,000
Inner Fish Theatre SocietyInner Fish Performance Funding and Development Project$15,000
Okanagan Symphony SocietySymphony Storytime Instrument Project$7,800
Living Lakes Canada SocietyCollaboratively Mitigating Development Impacts and Protecting Foreshore Values on Wood and Kalamalka$10,000
Lake Country Art Gallery SocietyMaking community connections through experiencing art$9,200
The University of British ColumbiaKelowna Capital News Digitization Project$15,000

These innovative projects will enhance our community, fostering positive change and create a brighter future for us all.

Health & Community Services, Children Youth & Family, Education and Global Initiative Grant Recipients:

OrganizationProject NameAmount Funded
Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail SocietyTrewhitt Point Beach Access$15,000
Central Okanagan Community Foodbank SocietyGenerationConnect$15,000
Take a Hike Youth Mental Health FoundationTake a Hike Central Okanagan Program$15,000
Niteo Africa SocietyYouth Voices As Community$7,500
Starbright Children’s Development Centre AssociationEnabling Accessibility: Purchase and Installation of Elevator$15,000
Central Okanagan Emergency Shelter Society (Kelowna Women’s Shelter)Domestic Abuse Community Outreach Program$15,000
Kelowna & District SHARE SocietyClassroom Ceiling Insulation Part 2$15,000
The Central Okanagan Hospice AssociationCOHA’s Child and Youth Grief and Bereavement Programs$15,000
Project Literacy Central Okanagan SocietySummer Reading Program$11,000
Autism Okanagan AssociationDigital Arts Club$11,000
Impact ToolboxSocial Enterprise Incubation Program$9,000
Central Okanagan Region Nutrition SocietyElectric Vehicle – Go Green$7,500
YMCA of Southern Interior BCWest Kelowna Alternative Suspension$15,000
Dress for Success Kelowna SocietyDress for Success Thrift Store$15,000