A well-developed Community Team will align the Golden & Area A non profit
community, build established and emerging leaders, creating a well-supported
community team that guides community development and decision making in 2014 and
beyond. Over time, as the Team changes in members and composition, training and
support needs will be reviewed.
With this funding, the creation of a Community Team and Coordinator role, the Community Team will be developed to improve community decision-making and resource allocation. Then, additional resources ($200,000/yr) will begin to flow to Golden & Area A through Columbia Basin Trust's Community-Directed Grant Program (not to be confused with the partnering CBT Community Development Funds).
The fledgling Community Team needs support â€“ specifically to develop their capacity to
collaborate and lead. We are seeking resources from the Vancouver Foundation to do that
for them, whether it be for planning, leadership, CED, grant making training, collective
impact, and/or community development courses for our Team members.