Fraser – Cornerstone Community awards non-profit grants |

Fraser – Cornerstone Community awards non-profit grants

Grand Park presented checks recently to a variety of local, charitable organizations. Among the recipients were Grand County Pet Pals, Fraser River Valley Lions Club, Winter Park Horseman’s Association, Grand Kids and the Fraser Valley Recreation Foundation.

Some of the money has already been earmarked by the different organizations. The Rec Foundation, an organization that seeks to enhance recreation in the Fraser Valley, will use the money for gymnastics equipment for the new community recreation center. Grand Kids, an early education facility, will be sending their teachers to continuing education programs, and Grand County Pet Pals, a non-profit dedicated to the welfare of pets in Grand County, will be hosting a snowshoe/cross-country ski fundraiser on Feb. 14. The Lions Club’s donation will be used to raise more funds through their annual Cozens Cup Golf Tournament in June, while the Horseman’s will put their money to good use improving the facilities for the summer rodeo program. Additional contributions were made earlier this year to the Grand Foundation and Trout Unlimited.

“The fees from the sale of both commercial and residential properties contribute to the Foundation,” said Mary Kay Wray, Grand Park’s ¬Office Manager. “The aggregate of the fees, along with interest, creates the opportunity to make a difference for some of the Fraser Valley’s most cherished groups.”

Since its inception, the Cornerstone Community Foundation has given nearly $100,000 to non-profit groups in the Fraser Valley for community enhancement.

Started in 2004, the Foundation was created in conjunction with the development of Leland Creek and Grand Park. Leland Creek is a single-family neighborhood in Winter Park that consists of 73 home sites. Grand Park is a mixed-use community that will include The Village at Grand Park and a variety of residential neighborhoods,

including Cozens Meadow and Cozens Pointe. Initially funded by Cornerstone Holdings, LLC with a donation of $500,000, the Foundation is sustained by a community enhancement fee from the sale of properties in Leland Creek and Grand Park. The foundation focuses on cultural, educational and recreational causes in the Fraser Valley.

“We feel it’s important to play an active role in our community-to give back to the people and organizations that have helped enhance the Fraser Valley. It’s our way of saying thank you,” said Sue Camara, VP of Sales and Marketing for Grand Park.

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