December 2015

“It's interesting how giving in your community often comes back to impact you in ways you least suspect.”
― Words from a Community Foundation Fund holder

One day there was a dream . . . to build a Community Foundation, an organization that would be here long term to support the community now and forever.

November 2015

"Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take"
Christopher Reeve

I love when November rolls in; it is the month of days shortening, birds parting, snow beginning to carpet the fields getting them ready for winter. It is a time to go inward and reflect on this year's successes and activities....

Community Foundation Celebrates Giving Tuesday

 Imagine a day dedicated to giving back … around the world, across Canada and in your own community! Giving Tuesday is the opening day of the giving season and the perfect day to consider donating to the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta.

Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving and is coming to Northwestern Alberta on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place after Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday started in Canada in 2013 by a group of organizations including GIV3,, and now includes over 1,900 partners. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join to share commitments, rally for favorite causes and think about others. We invite you to become involved.

Consider making a donation to your legacy fund or in support of a cause important to you. If you have any questions about making a donation please contact us at 1 780 538 2820 or via email. You can also donate through our website via our Online page.  

On behalf of our community, we say thank you for being part of the movement!

Year-end Donation Information

If you are considering making a donation to your legacy fund or in support of a cause important to you before the end of the year, please keep in mind the following deadlines:

December 31st, 2015 - Cheques received after this date will receive a 2016 tax receipt. Please note the date of donation will be determined based on the date of the postmark on the envelope.

December 31st, 2015 - Online donations greater than $20, received on or before December 31st, 2015 will be provided a 2015 tax receipt.

If you have any questions about making a donation please contact Heather Coney at 1 780 5382820 or via email.

Holiday Hours

The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta office will close for the holiday season at 4:00 pm December 23rd and will re-open at 8:30 am January 4th, 2016.

October 2015

Our Heartfelt Thank You . . .

Simply stated, a "community" has been defined as a group of interacting people living in a common location. To put it another way, a "community" is made up of people who share a feeling of fellowship and belonging, sharing common attitudes, interests and goals.

You are Invited!

2015 Grande Prairie Area's Vital Signs Launch

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Breakfast Launch
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Centre 2000, 11330-106 Street Grande Prairie
Continental breakfast, presented by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie

We will launch the 2015 Grande Prairie Area's Vital Signs® Report October 6. The report identifies the trends and issues affecting the quality of life in the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie and surrounding area. It highlights our many successes and helps us better understand the challenges we need to work on.

Special Presentation by:
Jann Beeston
Executive Director, Volunteer Alberta
Jan will join us at our launch to share her experiences and insights on community and belonging.

RSVP to confirm attendance by Friday, October 2 to or call 780.538.2820

Attendees are invited to make a $5 donation to the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Memorial Fund.

Calling local organizations!

Join us for a special dialogue following the Vital Signs luanch on “How Community Engagement Influences Your Organization “with  Jann Beeston. 

Dialogue with Jann Beeston, 10 a.m. - Noon 

Centre 2000, 11330-106 Street Grande Prairie

September 2015

Your Community Matters!
At the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, we know your community matters.

Your Community Foundation has the pulse on our growing and changing region. Each year, we support a wide range of innovative projects and organizations that are changing people's lives, helping create more vibrant, livable communities. As a Community Foundation, we support causes you care about from ALL areas of the community, providing healthy food for kids, making our communities greener, improving access to post-secondary education, supporting creativity, helping the most challenged members of our communities, and so much more.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! We invite you to tour the site and provide your feedback. Our goal is to take you on a journey on the impact of our partnerships and to inform you on our current activities.