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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.

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GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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

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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

2014 at a Glance

$160,000

Amount awarded in grants and scholarships

5

The number of educational scholarships awarded

25

The number of projects supported - from science fairs to Grizzly Bears

$1.7M

Community Endowment Fund

$800,000

Total amount reinvested into the community from 2004-2014

IMPACT STORIES: How we make a difference


New year, new goals

31st December 2015

It's the last day of 2015 and we want to say THANKS EVERYONE for helping us have a banner year of growth, change and development. We are also excited to look ahead to 2016.  What's our wor...

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Foundation distributes $115,000 in grants to community

14th December 2015

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation distributed $115,000 in grants to groups working in the Lake Louise to Exshaw region on Dec. 1, 2015. “Thanks to the generosity of many, includi...

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Celebrating Kindness Day

12th November 2015

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation celebrates and encourages a philanthropic spirit every day but this year, on Friday, Nov. 13, they are branding it ‘Kindness Day’ with instructions...

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LaFarge Grants $11.5K to Exshaw Students

5th November 2015

Photo caption: Lafarge grants $11.5K to three Exshaw students for post-secondary education Today, the Banff Canmore Community Foundation announced the recipients of the 2015 Lafarge Educati...

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New Home of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation Opens

30th October 2015

"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...

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