The Foundation accepts donations, bequests and gifts from individuals and corporations to create permanent endowment funds which support a wide variety of community projects through grants to charities. The Foundation supports organizations that work in many fields including the arts, culture, sport, environment, health and education.

Kimberley & District Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors representing a broad cross-section of our community. Our Canadian Registered Charity Number is 874671910RR0001.

The area the Foundation serves is defined by the boundary of former School District #3. It includes St. Mary's Lake, Wycliffe, Meadowbrook, Ta Ta Creek, Wasa and Skookumchuk as well as the City of Kimberley.

Foundation Goals

To Enhance

To enhance the social welfare, health and education of residents.

To Preserve

To preserve and protect the environment.

To Advance

To advance the arts, culture and recreation in our community.

Who We Are & Special Thanks

Board of Directors

The KDCF is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Please feel free to contact any of the Directors with questions about the Foundation.

The board of directors are:

  • Terry Oscarson – President & Director
  • Michelle Lemay – Secretary & Director
  • Kent Goodwin – Treasurer & Director
  • Joanne Kitt – Director
  • Desiree McKay – Director
  • Paul Nevlud – Director
  • Brigitte Franyo – Director
  • Doug Kittle – Director
  • Noreen Shaw – Director
  • Paddy Brown – Director
  • Duncan MacLeod – Director

Friends of KDCF

To avoid using revenue from the endowment funds for operational expenses the Board of the KDCF has introduced the concept:"Friends of the Foundation."

A "Friend" is someone who agrees to donate $100 per year to the Foundation with the understanding that the donation will be used to defray the operating costs of the organization rather than build the endowments. Friends donations allow the KDCF to pay for insurance, financial audits, website fees and other administrative expenses and reduce the need dip into the revenue from endowment funds for these purposes. The donations are tax deductible and Friends are invited to the biannual ceremonies where Foundation grants are distributed and receive a copy of the Foundation's Annual Report

If you would like to become a "Friend of the Foundation" you can contact one of our Directors, send us an email, or mail your cheque for $100 to the address on our contact page.  A charitable receipt for $100 will be mailed to you.

Special Thanks

The KDCF would like to thank the following groups and individuals for their generous assistance and support during the first years of our existence:

  • The Kootenay News Advertiser
  • The Pines Memorial and Development Society
  • The City of Kimberley
  • Teck Resources Ltd.
  • The Columbia Basin Trust
  • The Vancouver Foundation
  • Community Foundations of Canada
  • The Osprey Foundation in Nelson
  • The Phoenix Foundation in Grand Forks
  • Norm McDonald, MLA
  • The Family of Bill Motek
  • The Regional District of East Kootenay
  • All those who attended our community workshops


KDCF Endowment Funds

Winter Games:
Bill Motek:


Market value at Dec 2012



Grants given 2012