CDCF invites Grant Applications for 2018

The Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF) is inviting eligible non-profit organizations to apply to its annual granting process from January 1st to February 26th, 2018. The Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF) takes a broad and inclusive view of what a community is, and provides grants to the widest possible range of organizations and […]

EKC celebrates with donation to community fund

During this year’s Member Appreciation Day on October 19, East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) announced continued support of the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF). EKC contributed $5,000 to the Sparwood Community Fund. The Sparwood Community Fund was endowed in September 2016 and operates under the umbrella of the CDCF. The fund has grown […]

Fernie Community Fund Establishes ‘Nest Egg’ to Serve Community in Perpetuity

The Fernie Community Fund has recently received a $50,000 matching grant from Columbia Basin Trust to assist in continued endowment growth for the fund. “The matching grant from the Trust is an important milestone for the Fernie Community Fund,” said Eric Johnstone, Chair of the Fernie Community Fund Steering Committee. “As of January 2018, including […]

Cranbrook and District Community Foundation Celebrates $2 Million Milestone

The Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF) has reached $2 million in permanently invested funds and recently celebrated this major milestone. The CDCF’s “community nest egg” produces interest which comes back to the community, every year, forever, to support local programs and projects that help local people. “It is truly amazing to see the growth […]

EKC donates $3,000 to Salvation Army Soup Kitchen Fund

East Kootenay Community Credit Union has given $9,000 in support over last three years, bringing total endowment to just over $34,000 On November 23, East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) in Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood donated $3,000 to the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen Endowment Fund, held with the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF). […]

Cranbrook Public Library Fund exceeds $20,000

On November 21, Jim Shepherd (left) and Dave Clark (right) from the Cranbrook Public Library board of directors, presented Dave Struthers, president of the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF), with a $6,700 cheque for the Cranbrook Public Library Endowment Fund, which now totals more than $20,000. CDCF endowment funds are held in perpetuity, which means the Cranbrook Public […]

Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club launches opportunity fund

CRANBROOK – The Cranbrook Boys and Girls club has started an opportunity fund with the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF) with the hopes of reaching $10,000 by September, and $50,000 by their 50th anniversary in 2020. Once the opportunity fund reaches $10,000, it will be endowed and invested with the CDCF and begin to […]

Sustainable Community Builder Award presented

Robert Williams has been awarded the 2015 Sustainable Community Builder Award by the City of Cranbrook in recognition of the countless hours he has spent working to enhance the social, environmental and cultural well-being of Cranbrook residents, the ʔaq’am community, and the Ktunaxa Nation. Those who nominated him for the award describe Williams as having […]

Chef Graham Barnes headed to Stone Soup grand finale

Who will face him at the final event? Find out Friday. CRANBROOK – It was a greatly anticipated semi-final match-up. Lindsay Waugh of Hot Shots Café and Graham Barnes of Max’s Place met today for an epic soup cook-off. The two chefs both come from beloved Cranbrook cafes featuring great coffee, and a diverse selection […]