Our local and volunteer board members have diverse backgrounds and are well versed in all aspects of community and philanthropy including health, environment, agriculture, sports, education, seniors, community development, sustainability and more.
Vision & History
Three community-minded leaders came together in 1993 to create Cochrane’s community foundation. Neil Harvie, Ray Zell and Bob Aylesworth believed in the power of community foundations and enriching Cochrane and area for future generations.
The vision and legacy lives on. Our board continues to involve leaders in town that you know and trust. Get to know us! Get involved!
Join us in building a stronger community!
Past Director Jack Tennant thanking Retired Director Glen Boles
What is a Community Foundation?
Community foundations bring local knowledge, experience and a network of community relationships to grant making. We are a public foundation created by and for the people of Cochrane and have a deep knowledge of local needs and opportunities.
We act as champions for issues that matter and direct grants to everything from shelter, education, and care for those in need, to the arts, environment and recreation.
We make charitable giving easy, flexible and effective. We work with you and your advisors to maximize the value of charitable gifts. Our goal is to help you meet important needs in the community, fulfill your charitable goals, and maximize your tax advantages.
Gifts can support any cause you can imagine. We believe in the power of individuals and organizations working together to effect positive change in our community. Gifts are pooled and invested and form permanent community assets. Earnings from these assets are granted back into the community each year to registered charities.