The Northern Neighbors Foundation was formed in 1994 and includes the communities of Cranberry Portage, Creighton, Denare Beach, Flin Flon, Sherridon and Snow Lake and has received support from the Thomas Sill Foundation and the Moffat Family Fund.
The Committee’s Dave Kendall told the Chamber of Commerce yesterday the Foundation is a community foundation operated by representatives from the member communities. He says once it was set up it received funds and these are all capital funds so the principal is never expended and it remains within the foundation but the interest that is earned is donated to charities that apply to them on a semi-annual basis.
Kendall says the foundation made its first grants in 1997 and to date has awarded over 137 thousand dollars to projects in our communities. He says in the fall they are establishing a youth and philanthropy project with an advisory board at Hapnot Collegiate that will have 35 hundred dollars available in grants for projects of interest to local youth.