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Qualified Donees, Lake Louise to Exshaw corridor

As defined by Canada Revenue Agency, a qualified donee is an organization that can issue official donation receipts for gifts it receives from individuals and corporations. It can also receive gifts from registered charities.

A qualified donee can be:

  • a registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization);
  • a registered Canadian amateur athletic association;
  • a registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged;
  • a registered Canadian municipality;
  • a registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada;

These bullets are also part of the definition – (but not likely qualified that the Banff Canmore Community Foundation would grant to):

  • a registered university outside Canada that is prescribed to be a university, the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada;
  • a registered charitable organization outside Canada to which Her Majesty in right of Canada has made a gift;
  • Her Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory; and
  • the United Nations and its agencies.

In general, for community grants eligibility, we do not support organizations for projects that are considered “direct religious activities” nor projects that are delivered outside the geographic region defined as: Banff, Canmore, and surrounding area.

The following list of qualified donees in the Lake Louise to Exshaw corridor is based on information provided by Canada Revenue Agency.

If your organization or charity is not on the list, you will need to partner with one of these charities to become a qualified donee.

Lake Louise

  1. Lake O’Hara Trails Club


  1. Banff Mineral Springs Hospital
  2. Banff Food Bank Society
  3. Banff Public Library Board
  4. Banff Senior Citizens Society
  5. Bow Valley Choral Society
  6. Bow Valley Naturalists Society
  7. Bow Valley Victim Services Association
  8. Buffalo Nations Cultural Society
  9. Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation
  10. Global Forest Society
  11. Mineral Springs Hospital Auxiliary
  12. The Banff Centre Foundation
  13. The Banff Centre
  14. The Day Care Society of Banff
  15. The Luxton Museum Society
  16. The Peter & Catharine Whyte Foundation
  17. Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation
  18. Young Women’s Christian Association of Banff


  1. Avalanche Canada Foundation
  2. Alberta Council for Environmental Education
  3. Bear Conflict Solutions Institute
  4. Byram Family Foundation
  5. Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley
  6. Bow Valley Christmas Spirit Society
  7. Bow Valley Food Bank Society
  8. Bow Valley Regional Housing
  9. Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation
  10. Canadian Rockies Regional Division No. 12
  11. Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation
  12. Canmore Community Day Care Society
  13. Canmore Folk Music Festival Society
  14. Canmore Hospital Ladies Auxiliary
  15. Canmore Preschool Society
  16. Canmore Public Library
  17. Canmore Rotary Club Charitable Foundation
  18. Canmore Seniors Association
  19. Centennial Museum Society of Canmore
  20. Climb Back from Cancer Foundation
  21. Friends of Kananaskis Country Cooperating Association
  22. Knight’s Cabin Medical Retreat
  23. Life Into Days
  24. Mary A Tidlund Charitable Foundation
  25. Our Lady of the Rockies Roman Catholic Parish
  26. Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre
  27. Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue Foundation
  28. Royal Canadian Legion Three Sisters Alberta & NWT No. 3, Poppy Branch Fund
  29. Societe des Parents Pour L’Education Francophone de Canmore
  30. The Scotlyn Foundation
  31. The Air Cadet League of Canada 878 Banff/Canmore Squadron
  32. The Friends of the Canmore Library Society
  33. The Jack and Gwladys Findlay Memorial Scholarship Trust Foundation
  34. The National Trail Association of Canada
  35. Valley Winds Music Association
  36. Water Matters Society of Alberta
  37. Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Foundation


  1. Exshaw Library Society