WBCF Launch Event


The Wood Buffalo Community Foundation (WBCF) is an exciting new part of the global movement of Community Foundations. Community Foundations support many types of community projects and organizations in flexible ways by granting income earned on endowed funds. Wood Buffalo has strong social, health, educational, environmental and sport sectors which require significant long term funding support, particularly with the economy tightening in the oil and gas sector in Alberta which has previously been a major source of funding.

Our goal for the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation Fund is to raise $10,000,000 through donations from current and past residents, business owners and companies who have made Fort McMurray home.

We also want to raise donations from people and businesses who have benefited from and support the need for a community foundation in our region. 

Our plan is to grant 4% of our investment which means that once we reach this goal $400,000 would be available annually for community grants. This would continue to grow over time which is extremely exciting for the registered charities in the region.

Wood Buffalo Community Foundation is hosting a Launch Event on Thursday June 8th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Shell Place, MacDonald Island. Please join us to hear about this important initiative.

For more information, please contact Linda Ball, Interim Board of Directors, at linda.ball.pr@gmail.com

This is an open event. Please register at Eventbrite.ca