LCF is a member of Community Foundations Canada. We work with donors to build endowed funds that provide a stream of income for granting back to the community.
Patricia Exner established the "William Exner Memorial Fund": "After the sudden loss of my son, Will, in 2005, and the outpouring of support and donations that came from the community at large, our family were looking for a worthwhile cause to put the money raised. The LeRoi Foundation provided a good opportunity to give back to community to benefit others in need."
Peter Fishwick established the Howie Fishwick and the Harold Fishwick Memorial scholarships. "Peter’s parents died in a motor vehicle accident in the early 70s and his brother never quite recovered from the loss. Howie had barely taken a pension when he passed away at 57 years old. The foundation provided (Peter) a way of honouring his family’s name all while providing some closure to a traumatic experience." (Trail Daily Times, July 17, 2015).
Here's what our grant recipients say:
"If the LeRoi foundation had not been there for us, we would not have a canoe for 1st Warfield Scouts." Larry Cecconi 1st Warfield Scouts
"A grant from the LeRoi Community Foundation enabled us to purchase two iPads for use at the Community Learning Place and to offer the Adult/Senior iPad User Groups. To be able to see how Adults/Seniors in our community embrace technology without fear and want to be “connected” is a true testament that literacy really is about lifelong learning. Thank you!" Sonia Tavares, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy