Salt Spring Island Foundation Announces Spring 2012 Grants

Did you know that since 1984, the Salt Spring Island Foundation has granted more than $1.2 million to over 70 local registered charities? Every year, the Foundation invests in our community through its Community Endowment Fund, which was developed and continues to grow through donations and bequests from residents and friends of Salt Spring Island. Over $100,000 is distributed annually through grants to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations.

The Foundation is pleased to announce the recent approval of approximately $44,000 for 10 projects.

Beaver Point Hall Society
To provide a generator for the hall for emergency preparedness. This grant was made possible by a bequest from the Shaw family.

Island Natural Growers
For fencing for the Rainbow Road Park Allotment Gardens, which provide approximately 40 garden plots to islanders.

Island Farmers Institute Foundation
To create additional storage space at the Bittancourt Museum.

Island Pathways
For improvements to the pathway and bridge for the trail from Sharp Road to Booth Canal Road.

Little Red Schoolhouse Society
For the the construction of two new outhouses at the preschool.

Salt Spring Centre School
For trail markers to enhance Aidan's Trail, a safe pathway and nature walk to the school.

Salt Spring Island Community Services
To install a sprinkler system at Core Inn, an important facility that provides community programs for island youth.

Salt Spring Island Conservancy
For a new program: Fostering Youth Stewardship for the Great Blue Heron.

Salt Spring Island Land Bank Society
To construct a heated concrete pad for the walkout basement at Grandma’s House transitional house for men.

Salt Spring Island Trail & Nature Club
To construct stairs at the foot of the Jack Foster Trail to ensure safe access to the beach.

These grants would not be possible without the ongoing support of community members who share the Foundation’s goal of improving the quality of life for all Salt Spring residents. If you would like more information about how you can help the Foundation support worthy island charities like these, please go to our website at www.saltspringislandfoundation.org or call 250-537-8305.

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