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Interior Savings Announces Over $50,000 Invested in Local  Communities

Kelowna, BC (January 27, 2022)


Seven non-profit organizations in the Thompson, Nicola and Okanagan will receive their share of over $50,000 in grants from the fall allocation of Interior Savings’ Community Investment Fund.

Since the program’s inception in 2007, it has provided over $1.8 million in seed money to launch or substantially expand 161 programs that are empowering people in our communities to reach their potential. Eligible projects are sustainable, have a far-reaching, positive impact on the community and demonstrate alignment with one or more of Interior Savings’ impact objectives. 

“Many non-profit organizations are facing pressure as they continue to see growing need for their programs and services while also managing a challenging fundraising landscape,” says Kathy Conway, CEO of Interior Savings. “Despite the challenges, non-profit organizations continue to forge ahead by building additional supports in our communities. As a local cooperative, we’re pleased to lend a hand in the critical work they continue to do.”

Grant Recipients in the Thompson Nicola Include:

  • Yellowhead Community Services Society, Clearwater – Wellness Clinic
  • South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society, Ashcroft – Connecting Through Cooking Program
  • Thompson Nicola Regional Library, Merritt – Interior Savings Internet to Go
  • Mount Paul Community Food Centre, Kamloops – The Market

Grant Recipients in the Okanagan Include:

  • John Rudy Health Resource Centre, Vernon – Get Health Smart, Health Literacy Program
  • Childhood Connections, Kelowna – Family Centre Community Kitchen
  • YMCA Okanagan, Kelowna – Alternative Suspension Program


For more information on the projects funded, Click Here.

Learn more about Interior Savings Community Investment Fund


About Interior Savings

Interior Savings is a member-owned, democratically controlled credit union dedicated to creating local money while helping to build vibrant communities. Through its 21 branches, 16 insurance offices, Member Service Centre, and two Commercial Service Centres, the Credit Union offers personal and commercial banking and a full range of insurance and wealth management services to more than 70,000 members across 14 communities. In the last 16 years, Interior Savings has returned $60 million to members through its Member Rewards Program and invested over $8 million in support of community programs. Learn more on our website, or visit Interior Savings on Facebook or Do Some Good. 

For more information, please contact:

Corinne Johnson
Manager, Community Engagement
Interior Savings
E: cjohnson@interiorsavings.com