Help us reach our 2020 goal

Melfort Branch 361.00 Medicine Hat 462.00 Lloydminster Bake Sale 504.00 Fort St. John FJ4 Branch 4.00 Fort St. John FJ3 Branch 61.00 Cranbrook (Tamarack) Branch 50.00 Cranbrook (Baker) Branch 2,175.60 Cold Lake Branch 5.00 Allan.D High River, AB 20.00 Alix Matching Grant 500.00 Alix Branch 500.00 Thank you for your generous donation to the Western Communities Foundation - Big shout out to all of our brokers and community food banks who are utilizing the Community Food & Nutrition Emergency Fund Program! Brandon Branch 336.00 Bassano Branch 500.00 Aulds Road Branch 560.00 Coleman Branch 300.00 Mayerthorpe Branch 480.00 100 Mile House Branch 1,429.00 Bow Island Branch 780.00 Creston Branch 340.00 Campbell River Branch 580.00 Fruitvale Branch 342.00 Edson Branch 448.00 Dawson Creek Branch 1,637.00 High River Branch 2,030.00 Lethbridge Branch 860.00 Leduc Branch 600.00 Lloydminster Branch 1,500.00 Naniamo Branch 465.00

$3,600,000 +

donated to improve local communities

600 +

charities supported

1,050 +

bursaries awarded to high school graduates


Our pillars of giving

We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve.

Inspirational Award

Recognizing Community Champions 

Grant Program

Supporting Community Projects


Matching Employee Fundraising

Goal Achievers Community Program

 Giving Back to the Community

Our Impact

Each year the Western Communities Foundation awards a series of $5,000 Infrastructure Grants to support projects identified locally in each town.

Western Communities Foundation Director, Laurette Laplante, said she has the best job in the world: “I love what I do, it is so rewarding, the ability to touch so many communities across Canada and give back is truly amazing. Our funds are not isolated to big cities but given to smaller communities that often struggle to fundraise. I know firsthand from living in a small town how hard it is to fundraise. The fact that the Foundation focuses on these smaller communities just warms my heart.”

Overall in 2019, $348,000 was given to 1,062 projects across 5 provinces, which includes Infrastructure Grants. Laurette expressed that one Infrastructure Grant aligns with her passion of the great outdoors: “An infrastructure grant was awarded to Peace River to build a wetland interpretive boardwalk in Northern Alberta. The donation supported and their efforts to build a boardwalk and create new programs for children in the area. This was especially important to me to get kids outside in the environment and to touch and feel water instead of just seeing it come out of the tap.”

Since 2002, the Foundation has supported over 600 causes across Canada, with 256 awarded to infrastructure projects. To date, the Foundation has awarded $3.6M to improve local communities.

Our Locations

Each year, our locations and their teams participate in numerous fundraising initiatives.

We appreciate our sponsors

Western Communities Foundation is dedicated to helping those who strive to make our society better.