Valley First

Community Grants


At Valley First and Enderby & District Financial, divisions of First West Credit Union, we aim to enhance our communities for children and families. What better way to do that than by supporting community programs. We are giving out a $50,000 grant to one organization to further a community-focused project, program or initiative. This grant is one of three that First West is distributing to support organizations in the regions it serves—$150,000 distributed in support of Canada 150.

We received so many inspiring applications for community projects, programs and other initiatives that are benefiting our future generations and strengthening community bonds. Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourites and also to the selection committee who had the most difficult task of selecting only one winner. And now, drumroll please...

We are proud to announce that the recipient of the $50,000 Simple Generosity community grant is Foundry Kelowna!

Foundry Kelowna is a new integrated youth mental health care centre established by the KGH Foundation in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna. With a focus on early intervention and cooperation between clinical and social support programs, Foundry Kelowna will offer solution-based programs and patient-centered care for young people age 12-24, transforming the way youth mental health is addressed in our communities.


Thank you for inspiring us!



Thank you to our partner in #SimpleGenerosity.