Spirit of giving grips foundation

LeRoi Community Foundation has disbursed $10,000 to various charitable organizations throughout Greater Trail.

The giving has come early as the LeRoi Community Foundation has concluded its fall granting cycle and disbursed $10,000 to various charitable organizations throughout Greater Trail. The foundation received over $100,000 in requests from 16 different groups throughout Greater Trail, but not every request could be met.

But School District 20’s School Nutrition Program, the Trail Pipe Band, the Greater Trail Extreme Weather Shelter Project, FAIR’s Youth Awareness Well-being and Resilience Project and the BlackJack Skier Development Program were all recipients of some of the money.

“Our goal is to connect (donators) desires for a lasting legacy to the needs of charitable groups within our area that don’t always grab attention for fund raising,” said Adam Monteith, chair of the LeRoi Community Foundation.

The LeRoi Community Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Greater Trail through a large network of local donors and co-operations.

Donations to the foundation are held in a permanent fund. Income generated from that investment is distributed as grants to registered Canadian charitable organizations whose projects meet the foundation’s goal.

The Endowment Support for Community Foundations Program helps community foundations increase their endowment levels, and encourages development of new community foundations in areas that are not covered by an existing foundation.

People wishing to donate are advised to visit www.leroifoundation.com for more details and to talk to their local financial advisor on the benefits of charitable giving.