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.

If you would like to support a specific fund at the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, please contact our office at (780) 538-2820.

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-Roy 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
  • Christine and Wayne Ayling Family Fund
  • Chris & Amy Richards Community Fund
  • Clyde and Mary Blackburn Family Fund
  • Community Impact Fund
  • Diane and Fletcher Bootle Family Fund
  • Darrell and Joan Radbourne Family Fund
  • Drs. David and Karen Chung Fund
  • Flecther 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
  • Ness Family Fund
  • Ken and Cyndy Halbert Family Fund
  • Kevin and Karen Willsey Family Fund
  • Kevin and Wendy Szakacs Family Fund
  • Kirk Nelson Memorial Fund
  • McLevin Family Fund
  • Menzies Family Fund
  • Merv and Dawn Marie Crouse Family Fund
  • Northey/Wiebe Family Fund
  • Pat and John Reid Family Fund
  • Peace Power Corporation Community Fund
  • Pete and Lori Merlo Family 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 Youth Fund
  • Smart & Caring Seniors Fund
  • Smart & Caring Environmental Fund
  • Smart & Caring Regional Emergecy Support 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.

Children and Youth
  • Beattie Family Fund
  • Logan Family Fund
  • Smart and Caring Communities Fund
  • Young at Art Fund by T. Sedore Photography 
  • Peace Wapiti Education Foundation Fund
  • Marcotte Family Fund
  • Nurcombe Family Environmental Fund
  • Stan and Helen Neufeld Environmental Fund
  • Fund for Environmental Purposes
  • Accredited Supportive Living Services Limited (ASLS) Staff Gives Fund
  • Beattie Family Fund
  • Logan Family Fund
  • Smart and Caring Communities 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
Social Services
  • Happy Trails R.V. 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
  • Firewalk Fund
  • GP Keg Steakhouse & Bar PARDS Fund
  • GP Keg Steakhouse & Bar Pregnant
  • Teen Program Fund
  • GP Keg Steakhouse & Bar Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Foundation Fund
  • Hannah Ouellette Memorial Supporting Suicide Prevention Resource Centre Fund
  • Henderson Family 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
  • Bryden Sparks Arts Family 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 Memoiral Fund
  • Horse Lake Education Fund
  • Jean Duplessis Family Legacy Fund
  • Joseph F Reder/Hansen Fund
  • Lorne Lind Memorial Fund
  • Mohiner Singh Memorial Endowment Fund
  • North Kleskun Community Club Fund
  • North Kleskun Student Scholarship
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Alex Brooks Memorial Fund
  • Anodyne Community Enrichment Fund
  • Aquatera Environment Fund
  • Calvin and Evelyne Dobish Fund
  • David and Susan Ainsworth Fund
  • Ed Boyce Memorial Fund
  • Frank and Agnes Lovin Legacy Fund
  • Grande Prairie Auto Group Legacy Foundation Fund
  • Hope Today Tomorrow: The Side/Munro Family Fund
  • Jeff Toews Memorial Foundation Fund
  • KMSC Law LLP Fund
  • Loretta Thompson Memorial 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
  • Stanford Hotels & Resorts Community 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 Community Foundation Fund
  • Sexsmith Elks Community Fund
  • Sexsmith Insurance Limited Fund
  • Sexsmith Legion #60 Community Fund


West County Community Fund

  • West County Community Fund


Community Foundation Operating Endowment Funds

  • Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
  • Community Foundation 20/20 vision for the Community Fun
  • Professional Advisors Endowment Fund


Flow Through Funds

These are charitable donations that are disbursed within a period of time.

  • Play it Forward Fund


Life Insurance Gifts

Life insurance is a popular, practical way to make a future gift. Thank you to the following who have named the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta the designated beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

  • Anonymous Community Donor
  • Brent and Cindy Oilund
  • Don Meador
  • Dwight Logan
  • Hideo and Marian Fukushima
  • Glenn and Judith Keddie
  • Gordon Pearcy
  • Grant and Jamie Menzies
  • Jason Lainchbury
  • Pete and Lori Merlo
  • Owen Lewis and Jodi Winnicky
  • Ryan Blais
  • Terry Tissington
  • Vincent and Tracey Vavrek



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