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Cochrane Foundation

The Cochrane Foundation builds and manages a permanent endowment fund for the purpose of improving the quality of life in Cochrane and district, now and forever. Our asset base is $1.5 million and we have reinvested over $899,000 back into the Cochrane community, through the good work of our 91 recipient local organizations since 1993.

Cochrane Foundation Invests $80,135 back into Cochrane and Area Charities!

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We would like to congratulate all of the deserving recipients who were awarded Cochrane Foundation Grants for 2020 !  We are proud to be investing $80,135 into Cochrane and area community with our three grant streams (Capital Community Grants, Dr. George Mcquitty Memorial Fund and Neighbour Grants) this year. Your important work is what makes our community so vibrant and resilient, especially noted in times like these. Thank you for your dedicated service to our community. 2019 Grant Recipients: Congratulations! Capital Community Grants = Total $57,831
  • Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation
  • Bethany Care Foundation
  • Big Hill Haven (Cochrane Women’s Emergency Shelter Society)
  • Bow Valley Habitat Development
  • Boys and Girls Club Cochrane
  • Cochrane Activettes
  • Cochrane and Area Humane Society
  • Cochrane and Area Victim Services Society
  • Cochrane and District Agricultural Society
  • Cochrane Historical and Archival Preservation Society (CHAPS)
  • Cochrane Society for Housing Options – Home Reno Heaven
  • Frank Wills Memorial Society
  • Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation
  • Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation
  • Cochrane Lions Event Centre – Lions Club of Cochrane
  • Spray Lakes Sawmills Recreation Park Society
  • St. Andrews United Church
Dr. George Mcquitty Memorial Fund = Total $4229
  • Kirby Bell, University of Calgary Masters of Nursing Scholarship Recipient
  • Cochrane Search and Rescue Association
Neighbour Grants = Total $18,075
  • Bearspaw and District Community Fair Association
  • Bighill Creek Preservation Society
  • Bike Cochrane Society
  • Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation
  • Heritage Hills Community Association
  • St. Andrews United Church

Apply for Grants before January 31, 2020!

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Our three grant streams are open and we are able to receive your submissions. Apply for Neighbour Grants, Community Capital Grants, or a Dr. George McQuitty Memorial Scholarship online today at  Submit forms online (preferable) or send by PDF email to before Jan 31st, 2020.

Million dollar milestone for the Cochrane Foundation and recipient charities!

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The Board of Directors with the Cochrane Foundation were so pleased to award a total of $82,378 to 23 local organizations and 2 graduate students last night! We have reached our $1 million dollar milestone of investing back to local charities ! We love supporting the good work in the community through our three streams of grants – Community Capital, Dr. George McQuitty and the new Neighbor Grants. We reached an important milestone – over $1 million has been redistributed back to the community, and to over 100 different organizations! Thanks everyone for a great evening.

Award Recipients 2018/2019

Board Members 2019