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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Driving Towards a Brighter Future: The Learning and Literacy Fund

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

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

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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Leaving a Legacy: How Your Contribution Shapes the Future

In the grand tapestry of life, we all yearn for our existence to matter beyond our years. Leaving a legacy is a profound way to ensure that our influence extends far into the future, leaving a positive imprint on the world. When it comes to community foundations, this act of leaving a legacy takes on…

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Farmers, ranchers should think outside the checkbook

Farmers, ranchers should think outside the checkbook for charitable giving Before charitable farmers and ranchers open their checkbooks this year, Westlock Community Foundation (WCF) encourages thinking beyond cash and opting to instead donate gifts of grain or livestock. Giving a portion of your harvest is a great way to share the bounty with the causes…

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Westlock Community Foundation delivers $210,000 to community

Today, Westlock Community Foundation is pleased to announce $210,000 in funding to support nine organizations in Westlock and region, through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. This money would not have been made available to the nine organizational recipients had the Westlock Community Foundation not existed, so it’s a major win for our…

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WCF Seeks Input From Charitable Organizations for GrantMaking

The Westlock Community Foundation is launching a survey for charitable and not-for-profit organizations to have their say on the development of the Foundation’s granting processes and policies.  As a pillar of support and advocacy for the community’s well-being, we are committed to fostering positive change and empowering local initiatives that create a lasting impact. In…

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1st Annual Westlock Community Foundation’s AGM: Success

Westlock, June 29, 2023- The Westlock Community Foundation proudly announces the successful completion of its highly anticipated 1st Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 28, 2023. The AGM proved to be a resounding success, demonstrating the foundation’s commitment to transparency, accountability, and community engagement. One of the standout features of the AGM was the exceptional…

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