Your Community Matters – November 2019

As we settle into our routine for the week, we are reminded of the importance of the true meaning of philanthropy, love of humankind.  Many people volunteer and give to their community or causes because they care and share kindness for others.  At the Community Foundation we partner with caring people in creating endowment funds, their legacy fund to demonstrate their care for humanity.

Legacy funds are created with donations that are directed to a purpose or direction that is important to the individual.  We see people focus on specific areas like youth, arts, and health, or we also see many who wish to support the whole community and what the needs are annually.  These funds are the most flexible to respond to concerns identified by the community and projects like the Vital Signs report.

When a Fund is established with the Community Foundation, we don’t know who may be touched by the impact of the positive step of creating a fund.  I say this, because the intent is to provide a steady stream of grant support to the charitable organizations for years to come, in perpetuity.

Every day we at the Community Foundation see the impact of these funds.  We hear the stories of how students can focus on their schooling versus stressing over financial strains. We visit the organizations that are on the ground working hard to ensure the spirit of community is strong for all. We also see the changes in social challenges through projects like Vital Signs.

Our donors and partners care about the future of local citizens and wish to ensure there are resources available to make a difference.

I encourage you to consider what your endowment fund would look like today, and into the future.

I am available at (780) 538-2820 to discuss how you can partner with the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta in building community, connecting people and increasing our collective sense of belonging throughout the region.

Warmest wishes,

06.05.2015 Tracey Vavrek Electronic Signature

Invest Northwest

Random Act of Kindness®

A sense of belonging is one of the building blocks of healthy, vibrant communities. To help create this, community members from Seven Generations Energy and the Community Foundation touched many of our non-profit partners for Random Act of Kindness with cookie deliveries and coupons for Padrino’s and Seasons on Forty! Visit our social media sites for more photos.


Do you know who we are?  Do you know what we do? 

We are the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta.  We build community through grants and leadership.  We know our region inside and out and have a pulse on what’s going on in the community.  We work closely with charitable organizations, post-secondary students and donors to help make Northwestern Alberta an area filled with healthy and vital communities.  We focus on collaboration, not competition.  Our final goal is to be able to leave a legacy that will continue to make an impact long after we are gone.

#GIVING2020 is a movement to tell Northwestern Alberta about the Foundation.  We need your help in reaching 2,020 friends by 2020.  Want to help?  Tell a friend about us.  Make a donation.   Share on social media. Call us to find out how you can help.  Help us reach 2020 by 2020! To ensure a 2019 donation receipt, mailed cheques need to be postmarked by Canada Post on or before December 31st, 2019.

Giving Tuesday December 3, 2019

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