The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan-Similkameen has embarked on a project called the Smart & Caring Communities initiative aimed at better serving the communities throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen region.
In early 2013 the Foundation hired a Regional Development Coordinator to implement this program and she has been working with communities to form local committees who will advise the Foundation on local grant applications and work to build community endowment funds.
Recently, an anonymous donor gave $5,000 to establish a Lower Similkameen Community Fund which supports the communities of Cawston, Keremeos and Hedley. The Community Foundation matched the donation dollar-for-dollar for the Lower Similkameen Community Fund so the balance of that Fund is now $10,000.
In that spirit, the Community Foundation is prepared to offer matching funding to any community that does not have an existing community fund, up to a maximum of $5,000. Princeton qualifies for this matching program as the town does not currently have a community fund.
If you are interested in donating to a Community Fund for Princeton please contact Sarah Trudeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 250-493-9311. You can also donate online at www.cfso.net/princeton-community-fund/