About Us

Established in 1966, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is the ninth-oldest of Canada's 191 community foundations.

Who We Are

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It’s right there in our name: community. Thanks to a group of community-minded individuals, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta has been supporting the community for over five decades. Since 1966, we have built our endowment funds to more than $25 million, with the intent to support our community forever. Our grants come from these funds and support the charities that are working hard to make our community a great place to live. How do we do this? We help donors connect with causes that are close to their heart. Thanks to their generosity, we have funded over $9 million in grants throughout our region. 

The Community Foundation is a registered Canadian charity and the ninth-oldest of Canada’s 191 community foundations. We manage charitable gifts from donors, whose generosity allows us to create permanent, income-earning endowment funds. The income generated by these funds is distributed to the charities our donors wish to support. In doing so, the Community Foundation helps charitable organizations succeed in building the community of Southwestern Alberta. 

By supporting the Community Foundation, your gift supports the community.

CFLSA Area

The Community Foundation serves Southern Alberta from Vulcan County south to the Canada-U.S. border, and from the M.D. of Taber west to the Alberta-B.C. border. To find the community foundation closest to you, click here.

Our Vision: Communities flourish through generosity.

Our Mission: The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta provides an effective, flexible method for caring and generous individuals of all means to connect to worthy causes in Southwestern Alberta.

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Board Members

Steve Miles

Steve Miles

President

Lethbridge

Laurel Van Vaerenbergh

Laurel Van Vaerenbergh

Vice-President

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Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Second Vice-President

Lethbridge

Darren Adamson

Darren Adamson

Treasurer

Lethbridge

Randall Baker

Randall Baker

Pincher Creek

Bjorn Berg

Bjorn Berg

Pincher Creek

Barb Godkin

Barb Godkin

Milo

Geri Hecker

Geri Hecker

Lethbridge

Tracy McNab

Lethbridge

Arlene Parkinson

Arlene Parkinson

Vauxhall

Ronda Reach

Ronda Reach

Fort Macleod

Renee Richards

Renee Richards

Lethbridge

Kevin Ronan

Kevin Ronan

Lethbridge

Dory Rossiter

Dory Rossiter

Lethbridge

Staff Members

Charleen Davidson

Charleen Davidson

Executive Director

cdavidson@cflsa.ca

Caitlin Gajdostik

Caitlin Gajdostik

Grants Coordinator

office@cflsa.ca

Kat Weaver

Community Knowledge Coordinator

research@cflsa.ca

Financials

Audited Financial Statements

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Our History

Lethbridge Foundation Act

The Community Foundation was established officially on April 22, 1966, when the Lethbridge Foundation Act received Royal Assent.

Read more about our history and our founders here.