Calling All Local Community Organizations!

Are you a local organization needing additional funding for community projects, programs or initiatives? We can help! Applications for our Community Grants are open now and the deadline is February 1st.

Our Community Grants Program offers 4 grants, each valued … Read more >>

Community Giving: Nelson Community Food Centre!

Ways to Pay it Forward

We all get by with a little help from our friends – especially around the holidays. If you are looking to pay it forward this holiday season, we recommend donating to our local food banks … Read more >>

Community Giving: KERPA is Your Organization of the Month!

Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) is a Nelson-based registered charity operating an emergency medical response service staffed by volunteer physicians, attending the highest priority 911 calls. KERPA is dedicated to saving lives and improving health and injury outcomes by Read more >>

Summer 2022 Community Grant Winners

The ambitious people driving the organizations and initiatives in our community are a constant source of inspiration. We are forever grateful to live, work + play in a place where so many folks are invested in making change happen! As Read more >>

2022 Scholarship Winners

Each Spring, we offer Scholarships to all members and children of members. 2022 brought an unbelievable pool of applicants who blew us away with their dedication to this community through their educational aspirations. This made the decision process a very … Read more >>

May 2022 Grant Winners

With such an abundance of flourishing initiatives in our community, we continue to be inspired by the organizations and individuals working to make our region a thriving place.

As a member, you make supporting these projects and our community possible. … Read more >>

Producing Kindness

Food waste is an inevitable part of being a grocery store but maybe it doesn’t have to be such a big problem. With community donations to local organizations + a robust composting program, together we can divert almost all food … Read more >>

Community Donation Day: KOGS

On Friday, April 22nd 2022, customers could get their shopping done while supporting Kootenay Organic Growers Society (KOGS)! KOGS is a local organic certifying body supporting local organic farmers + food producers in our region. On that day, 3% of … Read more >>

Community Giving: Friends Of Kootenay Lake, organization of the month

Meet the FOKLSS

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) was the Organization of the Month for April 2022.
For the occasion, we caught up with Joelle Burnie, the Environmental Outreach Coordinator with FOKLSS, and learned a bit about what … Read more >>

Community Giving : Wildsight, organization of the month

Wildsight Education was March 2022’s organization of the month. For over 20 years, Wildsight has helped connect students to their wild backyards through experiential, hands-on, curriculum-connected field trips.
Wildsight’s outdoor programs have created meaningful connections to our wild and special … Read more >>