We understand the importance of creating impact and giving back to the community. Each year KWIB partners with a local organization as a charity affiliation: a large portion of all membership fees, event ticket sales, and special fundraising goes directly to the organization. For the 2019-2020 KWIB season, we are honored to announce we have chosen to partner with Dress For Success Kelowna.
Find out more about their organization here: Dress For Success Kelowna
For the 2018-2019 KWIB season, we had the honor of partnering with Etcetera. At our September event we presented them with a cheque for $6500!
Find out more about their organization here: Etcetera Youth Kelowna
We have two NEW bursary programs to help support local women in business and education!
This grant is for a young woman under the age of 30; currently enrolled in university, college, or an educational program – all areas of study apply.
The grant will go towards covering the partial cost of tuition, books, supplies, and other items needed to succeed, for a total of $750.00 CAD
This grant is for a female entrepreneur within her first two years of starting up a business. Grant will go towards covering partial operational costs for a total of $750.00 CAD
We welcome nominations from anyone in the community (self-nominations welcome!), and will be voted on by the KWIB Board of Directors based on level of merit and need. Nominations open September of each year, and recipients will be announced in June of the following year.
Would you like to nominate yourself or someone you know? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and criteria