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Impact Almanac

Impact Almanac: Chronicle of Community Grants” Coming Spring 2023 

Published annually in the spring, Impact Almanac showcases our work in the community by listing all grants awarded each year and featuring impact stories about some of the projects supported by our many grants programs. 

Pathways to Progress

Pathways to Progress: Community Foundation Success Journal 

Published in the summer and winter annually, our journals are a great way to stay up-to-date on the work of the Community Foundation. 

How WCF Helps

Click the links below to learn more about how the Community Foundation helps build a vibrant and inclusive community.

Community Health & Wellness
Factors that create and improve physical, social, and mental health in Westlock and Region.
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Cultural Life
How life in Westlock Alberta is enriched through celebration of our culture and heritage.
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Lifelong Learning
Ways in which Westlock and area residents of all ages discover, develop, and share knowledge and skills.
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Environment
Assessing the vitality of Westlock and the area's plants, animals, and local geography. How we affect our region and how it affects us.
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Connections and Belonging
The ways we associate, relate, and connect with our family, friends, and neighbors.
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Abundant Living
Factors that affect conditions of subsistence in our communities, taking into account the availability, affordability, and appropriateness of resources that help all of us meet our basic needs.
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News and Updates

Stay up-to-date with our community foundation 

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

9 April 2024

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

29 March 2024

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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Strengthening Our Community Together: The Vital Role of the Westlock Community Foundation

11 March 2024

At the heart of every thriving community lies the spirit of giving, collaboration, and shared goals for the betterment of all its members. In Westlock, this spirit is embodied by the Westlock Community Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering a strong, vibrant, and resilient community. Our mission is not just about providing financial support but…

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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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Impact Stories

Legacies in Action. Celebrating donors who establish funds that support the community, forever.