CFKR Invites Nominations for the 2022 Knights of Pythias Community Volunteer Award

Cranbrook, BC (November 15, 2022) – On this National Day of Philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is thrilled to invite nominations for the 2022 Knights of Pythias Community Volunteer Award. This award recognizes an unsung hero who volunteers their time and energy in a quiet, dedicated, and selfless manner, making a positive […]

Remembering Neil Cook

July 26, 2022 – The Board and Staff of the Community Foundation were very sad to learn of the recent passing of Neil Cook, and we would like to share our sincere condolences with Neil’s family and friends.   Among his many contributions to the community, Neil was the driving force behind establishing the Cranbrook and […]

CFKR and the Cranbrook Community Forest Society Launch New Fund

Cranbrook, BC (May 9, 2022) – The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is thrilled to launch the new Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund, to support the Cranbrook Community Forest Society (CCFS) with an annual grant, in perpetuity. CFKR and CCFS aim to raise $20,000 to establish this new endowment fund. The fundraising […]

Local Non-Profits Join Forces to Support People Fleeing from Ukraine

Cranbrook, BC (April 11, 2022) – The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) and the newly-established Shelter for Ukrainians Society are joining forces to support people who are fleeing from Ukraine, following the invasion by Russia. Starting as an ad hoc committee of local community leaders, and recognizing the urgency of the situation, the […]

Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies Establishes the Addressing Homelessness Fund

Cranbrook, BC (April 4, 2022) – The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is very pleased to announce the establishment of its newest endowment fund, the Addressing Homelessness Fund. Because CFKR’s endowment funds are permanently invested, the interest from this fund will provide a grant, every year, forever, directed to local non-profits that support […]

Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies Now Accepting Grant Applications 

Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, and Cranbrook, BC (Jan. 11, 2022) – The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is now accepting applications for its 2022 community granting program in Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Cranbrook, and the surrounding rural areas. CFKR welcomes applications from eligible non-profit organizations between January 1, 2022 and February 15, 2022.  Interested non-profits […]

Jim Nicol Receives 2021 Knights of Pythias Community Volunteer Award from CFKR

Cranbrook, BC (October 26, 2021) – The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is thrilled to present Jim Nicol with the 2021 Knights of Pythias Community Volunteer Award, in recognition of his leadership, dedication, and many volunteer contributions to the Cranbrook Community Forest Society. Lisa Barnes, CFKR Vice-Chair, was very pleased to nominate Jim Nicol […]

Denham Ford’s 6th Annual Hometown for Hunger Event Raises over $10,000 for EKC Endowment Fund, Benefiting Local Salvation Army Food Programs

Cranbrook, BC (August 11, 2021) – Denham Ford’s 6th annual Hometown for Hunger event raised a record-breaking $10,000 to support the Cranbrook Salvation Army’s local food programs! “In addition to our great food vendors and live entertainment from Maddisun, this year, we added the dunk tank, which was a huge success,” said Denham Ford’s Steve Zsillei, […]