Legacy Partners

Thank you to all of our fund holders and donors for creating your lasting legacy with Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta. Together we are making a difference. We are proud to work with many donors, corporations, service groups and organizations to establish legacy endowment funds. These funds continue to make meaningful and lasting impacts in our communities.

To support a specific fund, a cause or to make an unrestricted donation to community visit our donate page.

If you would like to learn more about endowment funds or work with the Community Foundation to reach your philanthropic goals contact us at (780) 538-2820 or info@buildingtomorrowtoday.com

charitable organization funds

Funds are established by charitable organizations to provide a sustainable source of long term funding.

  • Alberta Legal Heritage Fund
  • Golden Age Centre Fund
  • Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities Fund
  • Grande Prairie Live Theatre Fund
  • Grande Prairie Public Library Fund
  • kidSport Grande Prairie Fund
  • Slave Lake Municipal Library Fund


community impact funds

Funds are pooled to address emerging and pressing needs of the community both now, and in the future.

  • Ainsworth Community Fund
  • Atkin/Curtis Family Fund
  • Beal Family Fund
  • BMO Bank of Montreal Fund
  • BP Canada Energy Company Fund
  • Brick Shopik Family Fund
  • Canadian Tire Grande Prairie Community Fund
  • Cardon Homes Fund
  • Chrenek & Dion Investment Advisors Fund
  • Chris & Amy Richards Community Fund
  • Christine and Wayne Ayling Family Fund
  • Clyde and Mary Blackburn Family Fund
  • Community Impact Fund
  • Darrell and Joan Radbourne Family Fund
  • Diane and Fletcher Bootle Family Fund
  • Drs. David and Karen Chung Fund
  • Fletcher Mudryk & Co. LLP CA’s Fund
  • Fred Rinne Memorial Fund
  • Gilbert and Kiela Girard Family Fund
  • Grande Prairie River Rats Association Fund
  • Haberman Family Fund
  • Jody Evans Community Fund
  • Ken and Cyndy Halbert Family Fund
  • Kevin and Karen Willsey Family Fund
  • Kevin and Wendy Szakacs Family Fund
  • McLevin Family Fund
  • Menzies Family Fund
  • Merv and Dawn Marie Crouse Family Fund
  • Ness Family Fund
  • Northey/Wiebe Family Fund
  • Pat and John Reid Family Fund
  • Peace Power Corporation Community Fund
  • Pete and Lori Merlo Family Fund
  • Pirates Fastball Club Legacy Fund 
  • RBC Peace Country Staff Fund
  • Ric’s Grill Grande Prairie Community Fund
  • Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Memorial Fund
  • Sheehan Flint Family Fund
  • Smart & Caring Communities Fund 
  • Vincent and Tracey Vavrek Family Fund
  • Wayne Drysdale Campaign Legacy Fund

Field Of Interest Funds

Funds are dedicated to a general charitable area of interest as identified by the donor.

animal welfare
    • Loretta Thompson Memorial Fund
    • Smart & Caring Animal Welfare Fund


Children and Youth
  • Beattie Family Fund
  • Bryden Sparks Arts Family Fund
  • Logan Family Fund
  • Mike Evans Fun For Kids Fund
  • Sandy and Luana McDonald Family Fund
  • Smart & Caring Youth Fund
  • Thomson/Boyce Family Fund
  • Tiny Hands of Hope Children's Memorial Fund
  • Young at Art Fund by T. Sedore Photography 
  • Peace Wapiti Education Foundation Fund
  • Sandy and Luana McDonald Family Fund
  • Fund for Environmental Purposes
  • Marcotte Family Fund
  • Nurcombe Family Environmental Fund
  • Smart & Caring Environment Fund
  • Stan and Helen Neufeld Environmental Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse and Bar Supporting Youth With Cancer Fund
  • Palliative Care Fund
  • Evaskevich Family Fund
  • Grande Prairie & Area Association of Realtors Fund
  • Anonymous Donor Fund
  • Mike Vavrek Memorial Fund
  • Underwood Fund
  •  Dodd Harms Happy Healthy Seniors Fund
  • Smart & Caring Seniors Fund
Social Services
  • Accredited Supportive Living Services Limited (ASLS) Staff Gives Fund
  • Happy Trails R.V. Fund    
  • Smart & Caring Emergency Fund
  • Spirit of the Peace Entrepreneurial Women’s Fund
  • Terry and Darrel Dola Fund


Designated Funds

Funds provide support to specific charities, forever.

  • Come Fly with Me Legacy Fund
  • Community Foundation 20/20 vision for the Community Fund
  • Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
  • Firewalk Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse & Bar PARDS Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse & Bar Pregnant Teen Program Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse & Bar Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Fund
  • Hannah Ouellette Memorial Supporting Suicide Prevention Resource Centre Fund
  • Henderson Family Fund
  • Professional Advisors Endowment Fund


Student Award Funds

Funds supporting post-secondary student education and training opportunities.

  • 2016 Rotary Curling Legacy Fund
  • 2000 Alberta Summer Games Legacy Fund
  • Andrea Vavrek Memorial Fund
  • Beaverlodge Community Band Fund
  • Brent Sears Memorial Fund
  • Carmen and Gail Haakstad Family Fund
  • Chomik Family Trumpeter Hotel Fund
  • Devonne Norman Legacy Fund
  • Dr. Claudia T Strehlke Medical Award Fund
  • Gib Popkey Legacy Fund
  • Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce Legacy Fund
  • GS Minhas Family Education Fund
  • Hayley Gardner Memorial Fund
  • Horse Lake Education Fund
  • Jean Duplessis Family Legacy Fund
  • Joseph F Reder/Hansen Fund
  • Lorne Lind Memorial Fund
  • Mohinder Singh Memorial Fund
  • North Kleskun Community Club Fund
  • North Kleskun Student Scholarship Fund 
  • Paul Pivert Memorial Student Award Fund
  • Q-99 Student Awards Fund
  • Ronald W Clarke Fund
  • Ryan R. Blais Legacy Fund
  • Storm Stay in School Junior A Hockey Scholarship Fund
  • Swan City Breakfast Lions Club Fund
  • Swan City Rotary Club Community Service Above Self Fund 
  • Travis Pierlot Family Education Fund
  • Vision for the Future Fund
  • Wolves Minor Basketball Fund


Donor-Advised Funds

Funds enable donors to be actively involved in recommending grant recipients on an annual basis.

  • Ainsworth Legacy Community Fund
  • Anodyne Community Enrichment Fund
  • Aquatera Environment Fund
  • Calvin and Evelyne Dobish Fund
  • Campbell Family Foundation
  • Ed Boyce Memorial Fund
  • Frank and Agnes Lovsin Legacy Fund
  • Grande Prairie Auto Group Legacy Foundation Fund
  • Hope Today Tomorrow: The Side/Munro Family Fund
  • Jeff Toews Memorial Foundation Fund
  • Kirk Nelson Memorial Fund
  • KMSC Law LLP Fund
  • Mac and Chris Henderson Family Fund
  • Morris Financial Group Fund
  • northernSPIRIT Fund
  • Opdahl Michaud Family Fund
  • Peace Country Land Ltd. Fund
  • Pearcy Family Fund
  • Prairie Villa Legacy Fund
  • Q-99 Brian Nash Memorial Fund
  • Simpson/Phillips Family Fund
  • Woronuk Legacy Fund


Charitable Organization Funds

Funds are established by charitable organizations to provide them with a sustainable source of long-term funding.

  • Alberta Legal Heritage Fund
  • Golden Age Centre Fund
  • Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities Fund
  • Grande Prairie Live Theatre Fund
  • Grande Prairie Public Library Fund
  • kidSport Grande Prairie Fund
  • Slave Lake Municipal Library Fund


Regional Funds

These funds provide an opportunity to give back to a specific region in Northwestern Alberta forever.

North Peace

  • North Peace Community Foundation Fund



  • Sexsmith & District Community Foundation Fund
  • Sexsmith Elks Community Fund
  • Sexsmith Insurance Limited Fund
  • Sexsmith Legion #60 Community Fund


West County Community Fund

  • West County Community Foundation Fund


future Gifts

Leaving a future gift to your Community Foundation is an easy way to create a lasting legacy. Future gifts can be a life insurance policy or through your estate. 

Thank you to the following who have named the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta the designated beneficiary of a future gift: 

  • Anonymous Community Donor
  • Bill Hurtle
  • Brent and Cindy Oilund
  • Darren Breland
  • Don Meador
  • Doug and Linda Duplessis
  • Dwight Logan
  • Fletcher and Diane Bootle
  • Gary and Marlaine Hessler
  • Glenn and Judith Keddie
  • Gordon Pearcy
  • Grant and Jamie Menzies
  • Hideo and Marian Fukushima
  • Jason Lainchbury
  • Jim Boccioletti
  • Joey Farnsworth
  • Marie Hildebrand
  • Nick and Muriel Underwood
  • Owen Lewis and Jodi Winnicky
  • Pete and Lori Merlo
  • Petra Groenen
  • Ryan Blais
  • Terry Tissington
  • Vincent and Tracey Vavrek



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