gfcu Contributes $50,000 to Community Endowment in 2018

2018 - 19 Granting Cycle is complete and successful recipients will hear from the Foundation by the end of April 2018. Thanks for the many applications

  • Step 1: Go to: and read the Grant Seekers section
  • Step 2: Read 2014 Vital Signs Report (available on website at:
  • Step 3: Ask: “Can we partner with other agencies or apply for funding from other sources to strengthen our proposal” and “Does the proposal address the priority areas identified by the 2014 Vital Signs Report
  • Step 4: Submit Letter of Intent by Feb. 28, 2018
For more information, email the Foundation at:
and leave us a phone number where we can contact you.

Phoenix Foundation Community Social/20th Anniversary

Phoenix Foundation 20th Anniversary

Community Members and Founding Donors attended the Phoenix Foundation Community Social/20th Anniversary on October 11 in Grand Forks. Attendees were able to take a look at displays of this years grantees who were in attendance, hear from founding Donor Cathy Manson about the vision and the journey of getting the Foundation started 20 years ago. Stacey Cassidy, Youth advocate spoke on how to engage and connect with today's youth and the fallacy that they don't want to be involved, they just want to be asked. To end the evening, Gary Smith, President of the Foundation led a Community Conversation to help the Foundation understand what community members feel the areas pressing issues are and what we can do about them

2017 Call For Phoenix Foundation Grant Proposals : Now Closed
Thank you for your proposals

  • Step 1: Head to the grants page and read how it works

  • Step 2: Read the Vital Signs Report

  • Step 3: Determine your full funding potential through other sources to strengthen your proposal

  • Step 4: Submit letter of intent by Feb 28, 2017

For more information, please email -

2016 Annual Community Social

Thursday, September 29 @ 6:00pm
Grand Forks Curling Club – 7230 21st (Upstairs)

Come and get an update on the foundation and hear from organizations that have received grants.
Everyone Welcome – Snacks, visiting, and cash bar

>2016 Granting

The 2016 Call for Proposals has ended. Thanks to the many organizations that applied. The Grants Committee will be in touch with each organization letting you know if you will move to application process.

2016 Call for Proposals

The Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities has opened their 2016 annual call for proposals. Letters of Intent can be submitted online or by mail to the Grants Committee (see Grants page for full information) by Feb. 28, 2016

The Committee will contact successful applicants to request a full proposal after reviewing the letters submitted.

Please remember that there are also community partnership funds in Midway and Greenwood where local applicants can find funding support. In Midway contact the Village office for information on their grant committee and in Greenwood connect with the Greenwood Improvement Society.

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report (1 of 2)
2015 Annual Report (2 of 2)

New video illustrates how giving to the community gives back

VANCOUVER, Dec. 1 – Research shows that healthy starts in the early years lead to bright futures. This is something that credit unions in BC recognize and actively support.

Every year BC credit unions contribute 25 cents per member to the Success By 6 initiative, a unique partnership between United Ways of BC, Credit Unions of BC and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. This early childhood initiative is dedicated to providing all children in BC with a good start in life. In our region 8,882 Credit Union members have contributed $15,500 to date to the Success By 6 initiative.

To thank and recognize credit unions for their support, a video has been created. This informative and creative video will be officially launched on December 1, Canada’s Giving Tuesday.

Success By 6 BC

Success By 6 in BC is a unique, joint initiative of United Ways, Credit Unions of BC, the BC Government through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), and Aboriginal and community leaders. The initiative is dedicated to ensuring that children ages 0 to 6 have access to resources and programs that support their healthy growth and development.

Success By 6 builds child- and family-friendly communities through engaging citizens and funding programs that focus on literacy, nutrition, children’s play, parenting, family skills development and more.

The Goals of Success By 6 in British Columbia are to:

  • Build community capacity that will support an accessible, comprehensive range of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services for children (0-6 years) and their families.
  • Mobilize and leverage resources towards an accessible, comprehensive range of ECD services for children (0-6 years) and their families.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of the early years and increase public support for ECD as a community priority.

Contacts for further information:

Joseph Dunn
Provincial Director
Success By 6 BC
604.268.1300 ext. 2257

Ellen Strelaeff
Success By 6 Regional Coordinator
Boundary Region
250.442.2267 ext. 40261

Chair thanks to Phoenix

The Grand Forks Aquatic Center has a new aquatic wheelchair thanks to a generous donations from the Phoenix Foundation. The donation of $2,150 from the foundation allowed for the purchase of the special equipment.

phoenix foundation presents grant for aquatic wheelchair in Grand Forks

Boundary Family and Individual Services Receives cheque

Christine thompson of the Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities presents an Endowment cheque to James Wilson, the new Executive Director of Boundary Family and Individual Services Society.

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