Allocation of grants from the Enderby Financial Community Endowment for 2015 have wrapped up with more than $21,000 distributed to local charities.
This year, projects supported by the endowment include an after-school nutrition program at Enderby Preschool, outdoor education for elementary and high school students at Kingfisher Interpretive Society, and support for families in crisis at the Enderby and District Community Resource Centre.
“Through these grants, we’re able to make a real difference in the lives of people in our communities,” said Seline Kutan, with the First West Foundation, which oversees the Enderby endowment.
“By helping local organizations get the funding they need, we ensure they can continue to deliver the programs and services that make our communities a better place to live.”
The Enderby Financial Community Endowment was established in 2013 when Enderby Credit Union became part of First West Credit Union. Each year, First West Credit Union donates a portion of its profits to grow the endowment fund and grants are made annually to local charities.
Since it started distributing funds in 2014, the endowment has contributed more than $40,000.