The Foundation will prioritize Vernon and the North Okanagan while staying broad in its grant-making focus areas. The Foundation will consider any eligible organization that requests funding. However, the Foundation will not provide support to the general operations of religious institutions or political organizations. Specific programs offered by religious institutions may be considered for funding, although grants will only be made to qualified grantees.
Charities are evaluated and carefully chosen by the selection committee based on their project needs. The committee uses the following criteria:
- A project which supports the Foundation’s mission statement
- The charity’s most recent financial statements in order
- A clear and well-articulated project written in the charity’s application
- A project that is receiving funds from multiple sources and not relying solely on the Foundation’s financial support
See past grantees on this page.