Discover how donors and charities impact the lives of people in Southwestern Alberta.

About Giving Together

Published annually by the Community Foundation, Giving together is a magazine that highlights stories on donors and charities throughout the southwest.

This year is a special one for our organization as we celebrate 50 years of service to our region. Through the following stories, you’ll meet interesting people who are making a difference in their communities in many ways.

As well, you'll see how, through prudent investment and stewardship, committed volunteers over the past 50 years have turned $297 into a $24 million endowment fund. In the past year this fund has returned more than $700,000 to community organizations in Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta.

-- Dennis Hatt, President

Giving Together 50 Years 2014 Giving Together Publication

"Charity begins at home, and southwestern Alberta is our home."

- Eric Hillman, Foundation Donor


Community Organizations helped through Grants

Our Donor Stories

Donors choose to leave a lasting legacy for the difference their fund - big or small - can make over time in the communities they call home.

Community Priorities Fund Givers

John and Irene Frouws

John and Irene Frouws

July 2013

John and Irene left a significant portion of their estate to the Community Foundation in the hopes that their contribution will be used to support the areas of greatest need, now and in the future.

The Frouws Story

Charity Fund Supporters

Jean Willoughby

Jean Willoughby

October 2015

The Jean B. Willoughby Fund supports the YWCA Women’s Leadership Fund. This fund remains open for any future donors to participate in as contributors.

A Lifetime of Giving - Jean Willoughby Story

Donors Areas of Interest

Elmer and Ida Wiens

Elmer and Ida Wiens

July 2013

The Elmer and Ida Wiens Fund at the Foundation to support charities that provide enhanced opportunities for other children with disabilities.

The Ida Wiens Story