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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

Bow Valley young adult hub gets Canada 150 grant for $15K

22nd March 2017

A new hub for young adults is one step closer to lifting off after a grant for $15,000 from the Banff Canmore Community Foundation and ...

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Grants for sports and recreational programs in the Bow Valley

6th March 2017

From skiing to swimming to cycling, the ...

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The SPACE Lab is ready to take off!

28th February 2017

Shining Stars monthly giving program are now being gratefully accepted. Thanks for supporting helping us bring this dream to life! ...

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Leaving a Legacy at 214

26th February 2017

Three, Two, One...  The legacy of the SPACE Lab will be twofold. First, there will be an impact on the young people who use this quiet, welcoming, and affordable as a place to build thei...

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Coming together — Mt. Royal Fire

3rd January 2017

as the foundation became a hub for those looking for a change of clothes (read a CBC story about the donations here). The photo on the left is of clothing donations community members brough...

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