September Grants Approved

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Agriculture in Delta. Photo: Picture BC

The Real Estate Foundation's Board of Governors approved ten grants at the September grants meeting, totalling $757,448. This list is ordered alphabetically, by recipient organization.

Tides Canada Initiatives Society for BC Food Systems Network research, education, and law and policy reform recommendations to establish more sustainable food systems in BC. $50,000

Delta Farmers' Institute for a series of education events in Delta that build understanding of local agriculture and climate change issues. $32,538

Elk River Alliance for a coordinated plan to educate the community, reduce the impact of flooding, and prepare for future floods in BC's Elk River watershed. $40,000

Fresh Outlook Foundation to assist with planning and coordination of the 2015 CommUnity Innovation Lab, to be held in Kamloops. $20,000

FMC Fair Mining Collaborative Society for education on world class land use and mining policies to help communities address proposed resource development projects in their area. $50,000

Fraser Basin Council to build a BC-wide network of remote and rural First Nations communities to improve housing conditions through green building practices. $50,000

Pembina Institute to inform and engage communities in northeastern BC on issues related to water, carbon and land use impacts of shale gas development. $180,000

Selkirk College for mapping and applied research that helps Columbia Basin-Boundary organizations move toward a coordinated, regional food systems strategy. $50,000

Whistler Centre for Sustainability to help two small communities develop Integrated Official Community Plans, including long-term visions based on sustainability principles. $40,000

Windermere District Farmers Institute for a multi-region pilot to develop a program whereby BC agricultural producers are paid for protecting ecosystem services on their land. $244,910