About Us

The Community Foundation is a public foundation that serves the community of Southwestern Alberta.

Who We Are

It’s right there in our name: community. Thanks to a group of community-minded individuals, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta has been supporting the community for over five decades. Since 1966, we have built our endowment funds to more than $25 million, with the intent to support our community forever. Our grants come from these funds and support the charities that are working hard to make our community a great place to live. How do we do this? We help donors connect with causes that are close to their heart. Thanks to their generosity, we have funded over $9 million in grants throughout our region.

The Community Foundation is a registered Canadian charity and the ninth-oldest of Canada’s 191 community foundations. We manage charitable gifts from donors, whose generosity allows us to create permanent, income-earning endowment funds. The income generated by these funds is distributed to the charities our donors wish to support. In doing so, the Community Foundation helps charitable organizations succeed in building the community of Southwestern Alberta.

By supporting the Community Foundation, your gift supports the community.

The Community Foundation serves Southern Alberta from Vulcan County south to the Canada-U.S. border, and from the M.D. of Taber west to the Alberta-B.C. border. To find the community foundation closest to you, click here.

Our Vision: Communities flourish through generosity.

Our Mission: The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta provides an effective, flexible method for caring and generous individuals of all means to connect to worthy causes in Southwestern Alberta.

In the News

Community Foundation Celebrates 50 Years!

CTV Lethbridge’s Community Foundation Feature

Board Members

Laurel Van Vaerenbergh


Picture Butte

Tracy McNab



Bruce Anderson

Second Vice-President


Darren Adamson



Arlene Parkinson


Barb Godkin


Bjorn Berg

Pincher Creek

Christy Audet

Milk River

Dory Rossiter


John Wilson


Kevin Ronan


Renee Richards


Ronda Reach

Fort Macleod

Sarah Lebeau


Staff Members

Charleen Davidson

Executive Director


Caitlin Gajdostik

Grants Coordinator


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