Columbia Basin Trust

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.

We take our lead from residents and communities. Whatever the situation calls for, we adapt our role: from providing resources, to bringing people together, to leading an entire initiative. The Trust is here to offer experience and support to all Basin residents.

While our range of services, programs, initiatives and financial investments is extensive, our purpose is straightforward: we exist and act for the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Basin—now and for generations to come.

  • We have prioritized funding to First Nations led projects across all Trust programs.
  • Provided multi-year funding to First Nations communities to develop and deliver programs that respond to specific community needs. We are continuing to provide cultural literacy sessions for our staff and Board.
  • We have worked with various Indigenous and non-Indigenous advisors on a variety of issues and topics related to Indigenous engagement and have developed a Framework for Working with Indigenous Peoples.