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What Does the Community Foundation Do?

By helping donors fulfill their charitable & philanthropic goals, we help build a healthy and vibrant community. A registered Canadian charity, the Westlock Community Foundation’s journey started in early 2019 with a generous initial bequest by Albert and Florence Miller. We now manage charitable gifts from generous donors in permanent, income-earning endowment funds, and distribute the investment income earned to the registered charities our donors wish to support.

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We believe in the boundless potential of our community and the incredible impact we can create when we unite for a common purpose. As a passionate and dedicated organization, our mission is simple yet profound: to nurture, support, and uplift the vibrant spirit of our community through philanthropy and capacity building.

Our foundation serves as a catalyst for positive change, bridging the gap between dreams and reality. With a focus on collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, we strive to build a stronger, more resilient community that thrives on compassion, creativity, and connection.

Discover a diverse range of initiatives, programs, and projects addressing the unique needs of our community. From empowering local talents and students to providing crucial resources for essential causes, every step we take is fueled by the unwavering commitment to make Westlock and the region a place where everyone can flourish.

As we embark on this inspiring journey together, we invite you to be an integral part of our shared vision. Whether you’re a passionate donor, a motivated volunteer, or a community member seeking support, your involvement in the Westlock Community Foundation transforms dreams into reality.

Join us in shaping the future we envision for Westlock - a future built on compassion, collaboration, and collective growth. Together, let’s pave the way for a brighter tomorrow and create a legacy of positive change that echoes for generations to come.

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Latest News

Westlock Community Foundation Unveils 2024 Granting Program: A Call for Positive Change

31 January 2024

Excitement fills the air as the Westlock Community Foundation (WCF) proudly announces the launch of its 2024 granting program. At the core of the foundation’s mission is a dedication to building and fortifying the community, and this annual initiative stands as a beacon for positive change and growth within the region. Funding Opportunities for Positive…

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Westlock Community Foundation Announces 2024 Granting Program

23 January 2024

Excitement is in the air as the Westlock Community Foundation (WCF) proudly announces the launch of our 2024 granting program! At the heart of our mission is a commitment to building and strengthening community. This annual initiative plays a pivotal role in fostering positive change and growth within our region. Funding Opportunities for Positive Change:…

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Join the Westlock Community Foundation Youth Committee!

8 January 2024

We are thrilled to announce the recruitment for our Youth Committee, a dynamic group that will play a crucial role in selecting projects to be funded through our new Youth in Action Grant. If you’re a passionate advocate for positive change and want to make a real impact on our community, this is an incredible…

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Give and Gain: Maximize Your Impact with Year-End Donations

8 December 2023

As we approach the culmination of another year and the season of gratitude and giving, the Westlock Community Foundation invites you to consider making a lasting impact through philanthropy. In partnership with Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. (Leith Wheeler), we’re introducing a streamlined approach to giving that not only benefits the community but also offers…

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2024 Granting Information Session

29 November 2023

Join the Westlock Community Foundation for an information session about their 2024 grants. This session is for any not-for-profit organization serving people in Westlock, Westlock County, and the Village of Clyde. Learn:  * How to Apply * Eligibility * When to Apply * and More Date: January 18, 2023 Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm…

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Become a Community Investor on Giving Tuesday

28 November 2023

Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to philanthropy and generosity. It provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to come together and support causes that matter most to them. One impactful way to participate in Giving Tuesday is by becoming a community investor through a donation to the Westlock Community Foundation. In this post, we’ll…

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Choosing the Right Philanthropic Path: DAFs vs. Private Funds

2 November 2023

Title: The Benefits of a Donor Advised Fund vs. Starting Your Private Foundation When it comes to philanthropic giving, choosing the right structure for your charitable endeavors is a critical decision. Two popular options in Canada are the Donor Advised Fund (DAF) offered by organizations like the Westlock Community Foundation (WCF), and the creation of…

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Driving Towards a Brighter Future: The Learning and Literacy Fund

16 October 2023

In the heart of Westlock, a community known for its resilience, a small but significant transformation began with the establishment of the Westlock Learning and Literacy Fund. This fund was born from a generous gift from the Westlock Literacy and Learning Centre, a place that has been a beacon of hope for many in our…

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Building Bridges to Reconciliation

28 September 2023

The Vital Role of Community Foundations in Fulfilling Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and UNDRIP In the pursuit of healing and reconciliation, it’s crucial to recognize the profound role that community foundations can play in fulfilling the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples…

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Building Community Wealth: The Vital Role Community Foundations

26 September 2023

In an interconnected world where resources are often unevenly distributed, the concept of community wealth has gained prominence as a powerful vehicle for fostering social and economic equity. At its core, community wealth refers to the collective assets, resources, and opportunities that empower individuals and communities to thrive.  Understanding Community Wealth Before diving into the…

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