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In the News

May 13, 2024

Pauw Foundation’s True Sport Youth Fund grants $65,000 to 19 youth sport organizations in the Bow Valley

“Families in the Bow Valley are active and energetic, but they need more financial support than ever to play the sports they love,” said Cathy Geisler, Executive Director of the Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation. 

Bow Valley Little League

May 6, 2024

Pauw Foundation renews partnership with Rocky Mountain Adaptive.

The Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation has renewed its ongoing partnership with Rocky Mountain Adaptive (RMA), donating $465,000 over the next three years to ensure sport and recreational opportunities are available to everyone.

Rocky Mountain Adaptive

April 23, 2024

Large donation helps YWCA Banff provide ‘array of programs and services’

A $1.25 million donation from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation to YWCA Banff highlights a new five-year partnership designed to enhance community well-being and provide vital social programs for the Bow Valley.

Canadian Rockies Public Schools

April 2, 2024

Canmore, Banff, Mînî Thnî students look ‘Through the Lens’

In association with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and a $35,000 donation from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation, it’s a full circle moment for two photographers with the revitalization of a 20-year-old high school film photography class.

Canadian Rockies Public Schools

March 14, 2024

Through the Lens Returns to Bow Valley

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation have announced the return of the Through the Lens photography program to Alberta. 

Former participants Nic Latulippe and Soloman Chiniquay have returned to lead the initiative. 

Canadian Rockies Public Schools

December 13, 2023

Bow Valley-based foundation earns provincial education award

The Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation received the Alberta School Boards Association’s Friends of Education award, which recognizes individuals or organizations that show a commitment to improve the education of students in the province.

Canadian Rockies Public Schools

August 2, 2023

Grant to help 16 Bow Valley youth organizations

A grant of $41,500 will help 16 local youth clubs in the Bow Valley provide affordable and accessible athletics.  The Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation awarded organizations grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to help Bow Valley sports and recreation programs to aid young athletes.

Nancy Pauw Bridge Opening

July 12, 2023

Donation to aid homelessness society in Bow Valley 

A $60,000 donation will go to support shelter space for the Homelessness Society of the Bow Valley.

The Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation made the donation to help with the society’s operations for the coming winter. It comes after the foundation previously made the same donation last year that helped the shelter space run from Dec. 15, 2022, to April 1, 2023.

Nancy Pauw Bridge Opening

June 9, 2023

$1 million donation 

 A $266,000 donation to Canadian Rockies Public Schools brings the total investment from the Wim and Nancy Pauw foundation to $1 million for the 2022-23 school year. The foundation previously donated $734,000 to the public school division.

Nancy Pauw Bridge Opening

Canadian Rockies Public Schools WimWE Program

For over 10 years, we have offered financial support to Canadian Rockies Public Schools to help build vibrant and engaging learning opportunities for students in the Bow Valley.

Available to every grade 10 student in the CRPS division, the WimWE program teaches youth new skills, helps build confidence and resilience, and fosters a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Whether it’s canoeing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or learning backcountry safety skills, this unique program is fun, engaging, and an important part of their educational journey.

Through collaboration and support, we look forward to supporting these programs that inspire and benefit students, while also contributing to the broader goals of education and community development.

January 26, 2023

Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation donation enriches learning opportunities and supports across CRPS 

Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) is celebrating a generous $734,000 donation from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation for the 2022/23 school year – a gift that will have a major impact on the division’s ability to fund mental health initiatives and outdoor learning programs unrivalled in North America.

Mountain Adventurers

December 31, 2022

Celebrating a year of supporting an active, vibrant and happy community

The Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation donated $4,200,000 to the Bow Valley Community in 2022, our biggest funding year ever. The Foundation continued to support programs focused on promoting active living, expanding educational opportunities, and advancing initiatives focused on community building — programs that made a difference to the daily lives of people and families living, working, and playing in the Bow Valley.

Nancy Pauw Bridge

September 14, 2022

New pedestrian bridge honours Nancy Pauw’s legacy

Nancy Pauw Bridge Opening

September 13, 2022

Banff playschool receives donation pledge to cover school year rent from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation

Banff Rundle Playschool Website

August 24, 2022

Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation donates $40,000 to KidSport Bow Valley to ensure sports remain accessible for local children and youth

KidSport Bow Valley

August 3, 2022

Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation supports increased demand for Bow Valley Food Alliance programming with $90,000 donation

Bow Valley True Sport and Recreation Council

June 20, 2022

Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation announces continued support to 11 Bow Valley sports and recreation clubs

Bow Valley True Sport and Recreation Council

March 24, 2022

Four Bow Valley organizations will get a combined $175,000 from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation

Pauw Supports Spirit North

March 1, 2022

artsPlace receives funding from Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation to support arts program focused on student mental health

ArtsPlace

July, 2021
Banff students recognized by local foundation

“High school is a long road and this year especially was pretty challenging. It is rewarding to be recognized by my teachers for the hard work I put in. And the financial award will really help with my university expenses next year.”

Caribou Awards 2021

Donation announcement to YWCA Banff Thriving Futures Campagn

March, 2021

Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation donates $90,000 to support Banff recreation programs

November, 2020

Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation donates $100,000 to the YWCA’s new Thriving Futures campaign

November, 2020

Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation donates $25,000 to Rocky Mountain Adaptive

April, 2020

Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation Commits $100,00 to COVIE-19 Response Efforts

January, 2020

The Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation gifts $500,000 to the Banff Canmore Community Foundation

January, 2020

The Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation has announced a $2.5 million dollar donation to the Town of Banff, to ensure a second pedestrian bridge receives complete funding

July 22, 2019

Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation Reponds to KidSport Bow Valley Need with $40,000 Donation

June 20, 2019

Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation Makes Historical $355,000 Donation to Local Schools

Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation Logo

“Supporting a more active, vibrant, happy community”