In the News
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 13, 2022
Banff playschool receives donation pledge to cover school year rent from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation
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
August 3, 2022
Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation supports increased demand for Bow Valley Food Alliance programming with $90,000 donation
June 20, 2022
Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation announces continued support to 11 Bow Valley sports and recreation clubs
March 24, 2022
Four Bow Valley organizations will get a combined $175,000 from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation
March 1, 2022
artsPlace receives funding from Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation to support arts program focused on student mental health
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.”
Donation announcement to YWCA Banff Thriving Futures Campagn
Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation donates $90,000 to support Banff recreation programs
Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation donates $100,000 to the YWCA’s new Thriving Futures campaign
Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation donates $25,000 to Rocky Mountain Adaptive
Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation Commits $100,00 to COVIE-19 Response Efforts
The Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation gifts $500,000 to the Banff Canmore Community Foundation
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