32% Increase in Funding Disbursed to Region!


This money was disbursed to post secondary students and all sectors of our region including seniors, art and culture, youth programs, social service programs, sport and recreation and more.


About Invest Northwest


The annual celebration is a special day for the community, charities and post-secondary students across our region. Through the generosity of our donors, friends and fundholders, your Community Foundation builds smart and caring communities today and forever through post-secondary Student Awards and Community Impact Grants.


This funding is available due to the endowment funds created by individuals, corporations, service groups, and more. Funds are created to establish legacy’s forever in support of projects that create meaningful and lasting impact in our communities.


We are honoured to connect visionary donors and friends with causes that truly matter, to be able to invest in people, projects and organizations that make our communities stronger – now and forever. Together we are also helping to move the needle of change, impacting the lives of many and all areas of the region.


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The 2018 community impact grants included the communities of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Spirit River, Fairview, Peace River, High Prairie and Grande Prairie. We truly have an impact. We do this because community matters.


In 2017 over $168,000 was invested into community and since its founding, your Community Foundation has invested a total of more than $4.484 million.


Established in 1996, the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta is a leading not-for-profit and registered charity working to build healthy and resilient communities in our region. Community foundations contribute time, leadership, and financial support to local initiatives, helping people give back where our communities need it most. With an intimate knowledge of local priorities, the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta champions what matters most by directing grants, expertise, leadership, and other support to the projects and programs that support the needs of our communities.


Media inquires

Tracey Vavrek, CEO

P: 780-538-2820 C: 780-814-1526

E: tracey@buildingtomorrowtoday.com



2023 Vital
Impact Leaders

Thank You!

We are very proud of the continued relationships with the following community leaders. Partnerships with organizations that are dedicated to giving back to their local community ensure that your Northwestern Alberta Foundation can continue to build community. Please support those who support us!

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