The Western Communities Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization committed to improving local communities.

Upcoming events

    2013 Southern Alberta was hit by a series of floods


    Many schools, playgrounds and homes were destroyed. The employees of Western worked together to raise funds for these hard hit areas.  Since that time 3 playgrounds in High River have been replaced with $150,000 coming from the Foundation

    How we give back

    Community Infrastructure Grants

    Exceptional Achievement & Bursary Awards

    Matching Grants

    Goal Achievers Community Program

    Each year, the Western Communities Foundation awards a series of $5,000 infrastructure grants to support community projects identified by Western staff.

    The Western Communities Foundation Exceptional Achievement Citation & Bursary Award is awarded to a local high school graduate in communities that are served by Western Financial Group.

    In 2005, the Western Communities Foundation launched the Matching Grant program whereby it matches – up to $500 – funds raised by employees in support of a local community project.

    For those locations that achieve their fundraising goal ($100 per employee) in the Support the Cause Campaign, they will be able to apply to keep 50% of the total funds raised.

    Our Most Trusted Supporting partners

    “It is wonderful to see a record number of infrastructure grants going to these great causes. The projects are selected by the employees as they know the specific needs of their communities.”

    Scott Tannas, President, Western Communities Foundation

    Latest news from our Foundation

    Check out all our latest updates and stay in touch with the Western Communities Foundation as we continue to improve the communities in which we operate. For a direct inquiry or for further information on the Western Communities Foundation, please contact our Foundation Coordinator Laurette LaPlante at 403-652-2663 ext. 373 or