1984: The Foundation was created by a committee of citizens with a $2,500 loan from the City of Kamloops. The Kamloops Community Fund was established and early donors included the Weyerhaeuser Foundation and Dr. Stewart Burris.
1985: Value of the “Kamloops Community Fund” grows to $15,000.
1986: The first grants were distributed ($100 each) to the Kamloops Child Development Centre, the Kamloops Club for the Blind, the Kamloops Community Music School, and the Elizabeth Fry Society.
1991: The Endowment reached $40,827 and the value of grant distribution was $2,650.
1993: A large gift was received from the City of Kamloops ($131,000) and the Centennial Legacy Funds A and B were established.
1994: The first discretionary grant was made from the Railways and Ranchlands Fund (the first donor established fund).
1999: Collaboration with the Vancouver Foundation resulted in the formation of eight Community Funds.
2001: Total value of annual discretionary grants exceeds $20,000.
2004: Endowment base reaches $1 million.
2006: The Foundation takes lead in creating a joint fundraising campaign called “Creating Tomorrow” which benefits the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and Western Canada Theatre.
2008: Endowment base grows to $2.5 million.
2009: Celebration of the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.
2013: Endowment reaches $4 million; The Honourable Judith Guichon , OBC – Lt. Governor of BC becomes the Foundation’s Patron.
2017: Endowment base reaches $8 million.
2018: Endowment base reaches $9 million.
2019: Endowment base reaches $10 million.