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Community Grants

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation supports community health and wellness in a broad sense. Grants are awarded across the following sectors: arts, education, environment, health, heritage, recreation and social services. In 2016, the Community Grants Program awarded $110,000 to 23 projects from Lake Louise to Exshaw.

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation’s community grants program upcoming application deadline is January 26, 2018.

The decision to push back the deadline was made for a variety of reasons.

“We know that September is an exceptionally busy month for our partners and was a difficult deadline for completing grant applications. The January deadline is intended as a trial for the agencies we support,” says executive director Lorraine Widmer-Carson.

“This year will also be full new opportunities related to organizational transition and we want to ensure that our communities are well served. The board made this strategic decision and we are allowing advance notice by announcing the decision now.”

SAMPLE 2016 Community Grants Application in Word

SAMPLE 2016 Community Grants Application in PDF



  • Since 2004, donors have helped the foundation reinvest more than $1,065,000 in local projects and programs
  • Average grant in 2015 = $4,600
  • Geographic region: Banff, Canmore and surrounding area

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