2017 Community and Bill Motek Grants Awarded

On November 16, the KDCF gave out almost $20,000 to a variety of Kimberley charities. Money for the grants came from the interest earned on the Bill Motek Memorial Fund, KDCF Community/Memorial Fund, KSCU Community Fund and Theresa Cundiff Memorial Fund. Cheques were handed out at a wine and cheese celebration in the gallery at Centre 64 by a number of KDCF directors.

Grants were given to:

  • Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network for Wild Voices for Kids programs. Amount – $2000

  • MADD Kimberley Chapter for two school assemblies. Amount – $2000

  • Spark Society for Youth for a cyber bullying safety program. Amount – $1,500

  • Kimberley District Heritage Society for the Military Ames Veterans Memorial Park. Amount – $10,000

  • Kimberley Arts Council for the North Star Quilters East Kootenay Quilting Conference. Amount – $1500

  • Pines Memorial and Development Society for improvements for residents of the Pines Special Care Home. Amount – $3,488



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The KDCF is disbursing $30,000 in Community Grants to local charities. Check out our Grants Page for more details. The deadline is November 5th.