Creative Action for Community
The Bow Valley's
Working with empowered donors to catalyze change in our community.
Banff Canmore Foundation connects resources and opportunities to activate community potential, enhance quality of life and create belonging for all.
Applications open in December
The farthest-reaching grant program in the Bow Valley, these grants channel local residents’ support to projects with the greatest potential to address our most pressing challenges and to drive positive change.
Applications open in Spring
Each year, BCF awards scholarships to Bow Valley students pursuing post-secondary education at various stages of their professional journey. Each endowed scholarship in an investment in our community’s future.
Local Solutions in a Time of Crisis
Civil Society in the Bow Valley has identified housing as a top priority but empowerment is critical. BCF is working with partners on collaborative solutions.
Supporting the Community Grants Program and the Foundation’s charitable objects and strategic priorities across the Bow Valley. Its impact is wide and varied.
Supporting projects that are Indigenous-led and/or advance the TRC’s Calls to Action in the Bow Valley, from Lake Louise to the Mînî Thnî.
BCF holds dozens of funds, each with a unique strategic purpose. Some support specific community groups and address key issues. Others are driven by specific needs or inspired by an individual.
BCF is a uniting force that really understands the unique needs and challenges of people living in the Bow Valley. Their work is innovative, impactful and far-reaching.
We strongly believe BCF, through their existing programming and networks, targets the areas of highest needs and amplifies the impact of our donations.
The Pauw Foundation appreciates the work BCF does to convene conversations, understand changing community needs, and hold relationships with various stakeholders.
The Marika Laub Memorial Scholarship is meaningful community support that comes at a critical time in my life as I pivot towards being a high school teacher and sports coach.
The Banff Canmore Foundation grant has enabled us to create a very cool area for our students to gather and work. Purchasing furniture and books make this goal a reality.
How we're Different
As we build and steward funds right here in the Bow Valley, Banff Canmore Foundation is part of an intersectional movement that is driving change with, for and by this community. The goal? A just and sustainable future where everyone belongs.
In the spirit of our efforts to promote reconciliation and create belonging for all, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot and the Tsuut’ina First Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), in this Treaty 7 region of southern Alberta.
We live and work in this beautiful place that is on the traditional territory of Indigenous People who have lived and travelled through these mountains for thousands and thousands of years.