See the Impact

With over $11 Million granted to charities in the last 31 years, the Red Deer & District Community Foundation has made tremendous impact throughout out Central Alberta.

What makes us stand out is that we, as a Foundation, dig deep to recognize all needs within Central Alberta. Some of our grants are quite small in nature, and some are much larger. We acknowledge that all grants are significant, regardless of size. For example, while $1500 may seem like a sum too small to make a large impact within a community – we see the ripple effect take place. That $1500 may be how a child can access specialized speech or occupational therapy services, which in turn gives them the skills to communicate and adapt to their surroundings as they move through adolescence and into adulthood. Due to the skills that child received because of a grant our Foundation provided to the charity supporting them, he or she will grow up to be an active, contributing citizen within our community. The ripple is endless.

We are forever committed to creating a stronger, better tomorrow. 


The Red Deer & District Community Foundation can be found in all places. For an overview of the financial impact we have made within Central Alberta since 2019, please click here.


Emergency Community Support Fund Recipients

  We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in Central Alberta. Launched on May 19, 2020,…

Chinook’s Edge receives $10,000 from Smiles Thru Lindsey

The Board of Trustees of the Chinook's Edge School Division was presented with a cheque for $10,000.00 on March 11, 2020 as the recipients of this year's Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation grant. The money will be used for a program that provides…

Bethany Care Foundation

In Spring of 2018, Bethany Care Foundation received a $1500 grant through the Red Deer & District Community Foundation's Smart and Caring Communities Fund. This grant was used to help them purchase sensory therapy materials which has allowed…

Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services was granted $7200.00 from the Red Deer & District Community Foundation’s Smart and Caring Communities Fund. This money went towards CSS being able to equip four of their group homes for adults with automated external…

Olds & District Hospice Society

The mission of the Olds & District Hospice Society is to provide quality, compassionate care in a home-like setting for those facing death by offering physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and educational support to individuals,…