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It is the generosity of many that builds a stronger, more caring community for all of us to live, work, grow, and play.



Through grant making, we provide financial support to local registered charitable organizations across the Bow Valley.



You make your community and your community makes you! Come celebrate community with us throughout the year.


Our Mission

Engaging hearts and minds to build a stronger community

“Our community is bigger than Banff – the 2013 flood made that obvious. Our community truly does stretch from Lake Louise to the edge of the mountains in Exshaw. We live in one town and work in another. Our kids play sports in one village and go to school in another. We buy pottery in one town – thanks to artists like Mayor Borrowman, and we visit the other for our annual mountain film fest – thanks to The Banff Centre. We gather in Lake Louise to cheer on our Alpine Racers.
We gather in Canmore to cheer on our Nordic Racers. And we gather in Kananaskis to just go skiing and hiking. We are one valley, one big mountain community and we have much in common.”

Bill Fisher, Board Chair

2015 at a Glance


Amount awarded in grants and distributions 2015-2016


Value of Community Endowment Fund


Total Reinvested Impact Community Grants 2004 – 2015


Number of community grants awarded


Amount awarded in community grants 2015 - 2016

IMPACT STORIES: How we make a difference

Celebrating Ski Fit North Alberta

7th October 2016

[caption id="attachment_624" align="aligncenter" width="603"] Photo from skifitnorthalberta.com[/caption] Last month, Olympian Beckie Scott joined us and our ...

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Life long learnings

8th July 2016

Bill and Ruby Fisher during the renovation of 214 Banff Avenue, Summer 2015.   Speaking Notes Banff Honour Students June 28, 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, honours students: it is ...

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Banff Canmore Community Foundation announces $39K in grants for Canada’s sesquicentennial

8th June 2016

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation announces $39,000 for local grants, distributions from the Banff Canmore Community Fund for Canada's 150th. From left to right: outgoing board memb...

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Banff Canmore Community Foundation announces special program for Canada’s sesquicentennial

13th April 2016

As the country gets ready to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Banff Canmore Community Foundation is launching a ...

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Raising the Bar: Aspiring to Best Practices

28th March 2016

Learn how each of us can better lead our organizations in the direction of philanthropic excellence. "Raising the Bar: Aspiring to Best Philanthropic Practice" is a free breakfast seminar, ...

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