Creative Action for Community

The Bow Valley's
Community Foundation

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.

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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.



Bow Valley Vital Signs offers comprehensive reports on critical issues to inspire creative action. Read The Housing Report now.



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.

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Supporting the Community Grants Program and the Foundation’s charitable objects and strategic priorities across the Bow Valley. Its impact is wide and varied.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Land Acknowledgement

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.

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