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Why give to a Community Foundation?

Giving to Community Foundations

Ten reasons people choose to give through community foundations:

  1. We build community vitality, fostering collaboration on issues of broad interest, influencing positive change. Not just for today – but for years and years to come.
  2. We are local organizations with deep roots in the community.
  3. Our staff and volunteers have broad experiences and understanding of community issues and needs.
  4. We provide highly personalized service tailored to an individual’s charitable interests and financial circumstances.
  5. Our funds help people invest in causes they care about most.
  6. We accept a wide variety of gifts, and can facilitate more complex forms of giving.
  7. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by leveraging and pooling gifts and grants together.
  8. We build endowment funds that benefit the community for years and years to come and we are happy to help individuals or groups considering their personal legacies.
  9. We can partner with professional advisors in service to clients who wish to individualize their approaches to charitable giving.
  10. We offer maximum tax advantage under federal law for most gifts.


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Become a “Shining Star” in our Community Constellation!

You can become a “Shining Star” by donating monthly to the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. Monthly giving is a quick and convenient way to make a significant difference in the lives of your friends and neighbours in the Bow Valley throughout the year.