It’s right there in our name: community. Thanks to a group of community-minded individuals, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta has been supporting the community for over five decades. Since 1966, we have built our endowment funds to more than $33 million, with the intent to support our community forever. Our grants come from these funds and support the charities that are working hard to make our community a great place to live. How do we do this? We help donors connect with causes that are close to their heart. Thanks to their generosity, we have funded over $18 million in grants throughout our region. The Community Foundation is a registered Canadian charity and the ninth-oldest of Canada’s 191 community foundations.
The Community Foundation manages charitable gifts from donors, whose generosity allows us to create permanent, income-earning endowment funds. The income generated by these funds is distributed to the charities our donors wish to support. Our mission, to inspire charitable giving and steward funds to help build a vibrant Southwestern Alberta.