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Office Closure

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are doing our part to help keep our community safe.

From March 17 to March 31, our team will be working from home. We will be returning to the office on April 1. Business will carry on—although remotely. We ask that you please send an email directly to the individual you are trying to reach, or if you are unsure of the correct email address, please contact and we will forward your request to the right person.

We encourage our community to take care of one another and stay healthy.

We continue to work hard for our community, but from our homes. It’s important at this time that we do everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of our team and our community. Please check here for updates.

COVID-19 Updates from the Community Foundation

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funding

The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved $375,000 in funding to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 on our community. We are currently developing a coordinated and responsible distribution process. More details will be made available shortly. We will make another announcement when applications for relief funding open. 

If you wish to support response and recovery through the Community Foundation, donations can be made online through the CFLSA profile on These funds will be distributed to organizations throughout our community and will not be added to our permanent endowment.

Office Closure

We are working with our community leaders and our charities to help identify pressing needs in our community so that we continue to be strategic with our granting programs. If you are interested in supporting the community and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Community Foundation, please contact Executive Director Charleen Davidson directly. You may also make a donation through the CFLSA profile on CanadaHelps and designate it to COVID-19 response.

At this time, it's important to do everything we can for the health and well-being of our team and our community. From March 17 to March 31, the Community Foundation office will be closed and our team will be working from home. Our anticipated return date is April 1. Please be assured that business will carry on—although remotely.

Though our office is closed, we are continuing to work hard to do what is best for our community. We are currently reviewing ways that we can help to address the effects of the pandemic during this difficult time.

We encourage our community to take care of one another and stay healthy. Please follow the guidance and directives of public health officials, including Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada, practice physical distancing, and, above all else, remain calm. The community of Southwestern Alberta is resilient, and we will endure these new challenges together.

We will continue to update our website during this period. Please direct any inquiries to the relevant Community Foundation team member. Contact information is below.

Executive Director Charleen Davidson:

Grants Coordinator Caitlin Gajdostik:

Research and Community Knowledge Coordinator Rob Dowell:



A registered Canadian charity, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is the ninth-oldest of Canada’s 191 community foundations. We manage charitable gifts from generous donors in permanent, income-earning endowment funds, and distribute the investment income earned to the registered charities our donors wish to support.

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