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Granting Requests

The Directors of the Pauw Foundation are proactive in seeking out organizations which align with our priority of contributing a more active, vibrant and happy community of Banff. Our focus is to partner with activities and organizations that support active, healthy lifestyles, especially for our community youth.

General funding requests should be initiated by sending a short letter of introduction to Cathy Geisler at The letter should outline your organization’s purpose and structure, along with a description of the project or activity for which funding is being requested.

  1. The Fund Director will contact you to discuss your request.
  2. If the request is approved for further consideration by the Board, we will work with you to formalize a proposal for consideration and assist you with moving through the selection process.


Youth Sport funding requests:

If your organization is a not-for-profit sport and/or recreation association offering programs to Bow Valley youth, please read about the Pauw Foundation True Sport Youth Fund


We will consider funding requests throughout the year.

Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation