Why NAF?

Your Foundation works with the giving and charitable spirit found in the people and communities that call Northwestern Alberta home.

Community Foundations work with donors to connect them to their WHY. Why do they give to the causes that matter to them? Whether it’s a specific cause like animal welfare, youth or seniors, arts and culture, mental health or overall community wellness, your Community Foundation is your partner to give back to community.



We build community through forging relationships, connecting to causes and collaborating across our region. We aim to listen, learn and lead.

Your Foundation knows our region inside and out. We have the pulse on what’s going on in our communities. We work with charitable organizations, post-secondary students and donors to build and support needs across our region.

A gift to your Foundation makes a difference in your community today, and forever. Every age and stage can be a part of making a difference!


the future we are striving for

A future with a strong social fabric, where no need is unmet, built on a culture of giving and community building.

Our Defining Strengths

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Strategically invest

within our capacity to create responsive impact across our region.

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Build partnerships

throughout Northwestern Alberta to bridge community need with effective resources.

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Develop and maintain financial sustainability

that is anchored to transparency and best practices.

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Think and act courageously

to address community need, foster belonging, and champion generosity in Northwestern Alberta.

Three Channels of Connection

how we engage

As Collaborators

We connect people to causes they care about. We find resources to improve community issues.

As Catalysts

We inspire and engage.

As Facilitators

We are the vessel to connect funding to needs.

Our Mission

We reimagine community by inspiring generosity to create lasting legacies and responsive impact within our community.

Imagine Canada Accreditation

We are pleased to operate under Imagine Canada Standards. This accreditation provides assurance to our stakeholders that our work is executed to the highest standards in the non profit sector.

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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