The Community Foundation offers a variety of flexible ways for you to give back.

Support Your Community

Community Priorities Fund
Responding to the priorities of our communities

You can give together with other donors to respond to the ongoing issues in all 40 communities we cover across southwestern Alberta.

This fund offers you the unique ability to leave a legacy that will help community organizations as they respond to community issues today and for tomorrow.

How does the Fund work?

Your donation will join over 40 other legacies in building the community priorities fund, which provides grants to community organizations annually with the investment income earned.

We give out over $700,000 annually to support a diverse range of projects that build a strong and healthy community where everyone has a sense of belonging.

Community Priorities Grants

This is how we do it - responding to current needs. Take a look at some of the recent grants that we have given out throughout our region.

2016 Grants


Read about the legacies of our donors and their contributions to the Community Priorities Fund.

Our Stories

Respond to important issues

Focus your support

Your gift is as unique as your are. Your fund can support a specific group, a geographic location, or an issue that you are passionate about. The Community Foundation can provide you with options to leave a lasting legacy in your area of interest.



The funding for the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life was established through a bequest of William (Bill) Long to honour his uncle Henry Varley and the family’s ranching heritage. The Varley family ranched southeast of Pincher Creek in the community of Fishburn for a century.

Read more about this new fund and how to get involved.

Support Charities of your Choice

By annually supporting your favourite charity, you will help them with the financial support they need as they carry out their great work in the community.

Supporting charities

You can contribute to any CRA registered charity or any of the 19 Charity Support Funds that have already been established with the Community Foundation. We will work with you to help direct your gift and meet your charitable goals.

List of Current Charity Support Funds

"We make a living by what we get . . . but we make a life by what we give."

- Winston Churchill

Professional Advisors

We make it easy to give

We encourage you to visit the link below for information on how to discuss giving to the Foundation with your client.

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