About Us

We manage charitable gifts from donors, whose generosity allows us to create permanent, income-earning funds. These funds are distributed to charities our donors wish to support.

Who We Are

It’s right there in our name: Community. Building a strong and healthy southwestern Alberta community is the motivation behind our work at the Community Foundation. Since April 18, 1966 we have funded over $8.4 million in grants throughout our region. These grants support the charities that are working hard to make your community a great place to live. How do we do this? We help donors connect their generosity with causes that are close to their heart. Thanks to these donors, we currently have over $24 million in our funds. Learn more about the Community Foundation by watching our video.


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 funds. These funds are distributed to the charities our donors wish to support.

In doing so, the Community Foundation helps charitable organizations succeed in building community resources in southwestern Alberta. A gift to us, regardless of size, can and will make a difference in our community.

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.

Board Members

Geri Hecker

Geri Hecker

President

Lethbridge

Randall Baker

Randall Baker

Vice-President

Pincher Creek

Deborah Wescott

Deborah Wescott

Second Vice-President

Lethbridge

Steve Miles

Steve Miles

Treasurer

Lethbridge

Darren Adamson

Darren Adamson

Lethbridge

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Lethbridge

Bjorn Berg

Bjorn Berg

Pincher Creek

Lesley Brown

Lesley Brown

Lethbridge

Cliff Elle

Cliff Elle

Pincher Creek

Barb Godkin

Barb Godkin

Milo

Birthe Perry

Birthe Perry

Chin

Ronda Reach

Ronda Reach

Fort Macleod

Laurel Van Vaerenbergh

Laurel Van Vaerenbergh

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Staff Members

Charleen Davidson

Charleen Davidson

Executive Director

cdavidson@cflsa.ca

Caitlin Gajdostik

Caitlin Gajdostik

Grants Coordinator

office@cflsa.ca

Rob Dowell

Rob Dowell

Research and Community Knowledge Coordinator

research@cflsa.ca

Financials

Audited Financial Statements

2016 2015