Welcoming New Neighbours: Bringing People Together for a Better Community. New Initiative and Funding Available!

In the heart of every community lies the potential for incredible unity, diversity, and growth. Recognizing this, the Westlock Community Foundation is excited to announce a new initiative designed to embrace and promote inclusivity, community development, and anti-racism efforts in Westlock, Westlock County, and the immediate surrounding areas. This initiative marks a significant step forward…

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Westlock Community Foundation Receives $26,000 Donation to Launch Scholarship Fund

The Westlock Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous $26,802 donation from the Westlock Educational Scholarship Society. This substantial contribution will serve as the cornerstone for establishing a new scholarship fund aimed at supporting local students who aspire to pursue post-secondary education or engage in research. The newly established scholarship fund…

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Westlock Community Foundation Announces 2024 Granting Program

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

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

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

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

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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