Since the KDCF was established in 2001 we have provided over $450,000 in support to more than 50 local community organizations. These groups include most of the charities in and around Kimberley as well as many of the amateur sports groups in town.
We have assisted in the creation of our Veterans Memorial Park, helped fund a boardwalk around Eimer’s Lake, supported a variety of groups working on youth and adult mental health issues, contributed to the construction of the Rotary Spray Park, helped make improvements to community gardens and sponsored music and art festivals. We have worked with the Meadowbrook Community Association to raise funds for the Cherry Creek Falls Regional Park, with the Kimberley Nordic Club to build their day lodge and with the Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group to support refugees. Our funding has helped purchase basketball hoops for the Healthy Kimberley’s outdoor court at Selkirk School, the Youth Centre’s ping pong table in the Platzl and training and equipment for young gymnasts, skiers, bikers, tennis players, swimmers, archers, curlers, soccer players, etc. etc.
Our funding is provided annually through two public calls for grant applications. In October the KDCF distributes the interest from our Community Fund, the KDCF Community Fund and the Theresa Cundiff Fund to local charities. In January, the City of Kimberley distributes the funds from our Winter Games Fund to amateur sport groups. Please check back here at those times to learn the details of how to apply.