Envision awards grants to two local non-profits

Two Delta non-profit organizations are among those sharing in more than $350,000 in grant funding from the Envision Financial Community Endowment.

It was announced last week that Reach Child and Youth Development Society has received $25,000 for its Building for Children Together campaign while the Earthwise Society has been given $15,000 for its Growing Connections program.

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"Each of the non-profits receiving grants from the Envision Financial Community Endowment are spearheading innovative programs and services that better our community," says Susan Byrom, executive director of the First West Foundation, which administers the endowment.

"We're honoured to support these non-profits by providing much-needed funding to help these organizations make even greater positive impact in our communities."

The funds go towards supporting programs that help build resilient and resourceful communities and to addressing the organizational and developmental needs of nonprofits - leadership training, strategic planning, infrastructure support and other priorities.

A total of $355,387 has been gifted to 31 deserving charities in the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Kitimat regions.

The First West Foundation stewards over $14 million in endowment funds and distributes its earnings in the form of grants to charities throughout the communities served by the credit union. Since its inception, the foundation has distributed over $4.5 million to charities.

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