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.
Value of the “Kamloops Community Fund” grows to $15,000.
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.
The Endowment reached $40,827 and the value of grant distribution was $2,650.
A large gift was received from the City of Kamloops ($131,000) and the Centennial Legacy Funds A and B were established.
The first discretionary grant was made from the Railways and Ranchlands Fund (the first donor established fund).
Collaboration with the Vancouver Foundation resulted in the formation of eight Community Funds.
Total value of annual discretionary grants exceeds $20,000.
Endowment base reaches $1 million.
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.
Endowment base grows to $2.5 million.
Celebration of the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.
Endowment reaches $4 million; The Honourable Judith Guichon , OBC – Lt. Governor of BC becomes the Foundation’s Patron.
Endowment base reaches $8 million.
Endowment base reaches $9 million.
Endowment base reaches $10 million.