Your Community Matters – December 2019

As we gather and celebrate the gift of the holiday season, it is also an opportunity to reflect on this past year and to share thanks. On December 4th we held Invest Northwest, our annual grants reception where donors, citizens, charitable groups, and post-secondary students gathered in celebration of our 2019 funding announcement. It was an honor to invest $116,250 into our charitable community and in support of local post-secondary students. Our region is built on the energy and dedication of local organizations who are at the grassroots of community serving every part of our region.

Thank you to our dear friends, many donors, fund holders, sponsors and friends for your contributions to the Community Foundation. As a result of your trust, our community is stronger, healthy and vibrant today, and will be strong for future generations.

My heart is full of gratitude that I have had the opportunity to be part of so many people’s lives.

On behalf of the board of directors and our staff, we wish you a wonderful holiday season surrounded by special people and a New Year filled with peace, joy and health.

Warmest wishes,

06.05.2015 Tracey Vavrek Electronic Signature

Year End Giving

As we countdown the final days of the year, this is an important time to review your philanthropic plan and maximize your potential tax credit by making a donation. To ensure you qualify for a 2019 tax receipt, you can donate by:

•        Visiting our office between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm until Dec. 23rd and then from Dec 27 – 31.

•        Calling our office at (780) 538-2820.

•        Sending it via mail, postmarked no later than Dec 31.

•        Visiting our secure giving page here until Dec 31.

Still have shopping left to do but not excited about busy parking lots and store lines? Consider making a donation as a gift in someone’s honour and we will notify them that you’ve done this on their behalf. Donations must be received by Dec 18th for CFNWAB to notify them before the holiday office closure.

Become a Board Member

The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta is accepting resumes for Board of Directors positions for 2020 appointment.

Embracing the Smart & Caring Communities vision, the Board of Directors works at a governance level to ensure regional residents are served by the Community Foundation and are provided opportunities to strengthen their connection to their community.

One of the most valuable assets of any Community Foundation is its Board of Directors. This group of community leaders brings vision, dedication and energy to making a difference in their community today and into the future.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Community Foundation. Accountable for the operation of the Foundation, within the parameters established by law, its overall responsibility is that of governance. This includes providing leadership, setting direction, establishing policies and ensuring sound management.

The Board is chosen for their skills and experiences and commitment to building for the long-term success of regional communities. Representing a variety of fields including finance, estate law, accounting, governance and community leadership, they draw on their collective wealth of experience to successfully govern the Foundation into the future.

01.02.2018 Board Recruiting resized

Directors act in a position of trust for the community and are responsible for the effective governance of the organization. If you think this could be a good fit for you, please visit – for more information!


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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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