Who do we support?
CKNW Orphans’ Fund provides funding to over diverse organizations each year with specific programs and projects focused on children with special needs. Grant applications are reviewed six times annually by our grants committee made up of members of the CKNW Orphans’ Fund Board of Directors.
We direct our funding to organizations who are making a significant impact in their community, and are often challenged to find funding for the excellent programs they are running. Some of the grassroots organizations we have funded in 2016 so far include the following:
|Burnaby Family Life received a grant for their Caring for Children Program – Providing nutritious food for every single child on every single day within programs run by BFL.|
|CanAssist was granted funds to support the development of customized technology for children with special needs.|
|Learning Disabilities Association – Vancouver was granted funds to help children receive one-to-one remedial tutoring.|
|The Learning Disabilities Association of BC – Fraser South was granted funds for tutoring subsidies for children with special needs.|
|PLEA Community Services Society received a grant for their KidStart Mentoring Program: a program for vulnerable kids ages six and older. Their coaches work with young people who are at risk of experiencing difficulties in their lives.|