The District of Fort St. James is happy to announce that the Fort St. James Community Foundation has recently reached a balance of $243,000. The District is excited to partner with the Foundation by having provided $25,000 in matching grants since 2013.
The community groups that have benefited from Community Foundation funding this year were:
- Tl’azt’en Nation
- Stuart Lake Golf Club,
- Healthy Minds Peer Support
- Fort St. James Music Makers
- Stuart Lake Seniors
- Stuart Lake Outreach Society
A total of $8,000 was granted to these organizations, funding an exciting boat building project, a community garden located behind the Fort St James District Office, supporting the food bank lunch program, purchasing new audio equipment for community use, providing medical transportation to seniors, and purchasing new equipment for the Golf Course Club House. Granting by the Community Foundation will continue to grow as more donations are made, contributing to their goal of $1,000,000 in investments by 2020.
Interest earned from the Foundation’s investments is then distributed to the community in the form of grants and scholarships, providing long-term, sustainable funding for Fort St. James.
Congratulations Fort St James Community Foundation! Please visit the Fort St James Community Foundation website for more information or to donate.