Making a difference in the community

Calgary Co-op’s total community investment was $4.1 million in 2016.  This includes in-kind donations, funding for community programs and charitable donations. 

One of our areas of giving is through the Co-op Community Foundation.  Our primary focus is food security.  We are helping to provide easy access to affordable, healthy food and proper nutritional habits to local families who are struggling to provide this basic need.

With a desire to impact food security in our community we have three areas of focus. 

  1. Providing Food to Those in Need – working with local area food banks and other charities we provide approximately $2.6 million in food annually.
  2. Nutrition and Education – working with local charities to help educate our community on affordable and nutritious food options. To include cooking classes with our in store executive chefs.
  3. Food Sustainability – invest in programs that help provide sustainable food solutions for future generations.

Donate here

Donate Online:
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Donations of $20 or more will receive an automatic tax receipt.

Donate by Mail:
Please make cheque payable to:
Co-op Community Foundation
110, 151 – 86 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2H 3A5
Donations of $20 or more will be mailed a tax receipt.

Charity Golf Classic Tournament

On par for a cause.

The 24th Annual Calgary Co-op Charity Golf Classic returned to Heritage Pointe Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, June 7, with an attendance of over 160 golfers and 36 employee volunteers. The day featured a buffet breakfast, 18-hole golf tournament with food and beverage stations, a silent auction, whisky tasting, dinner and charity cheque presentation to this year’s charity recipients YWCA and Meals on Wheels.  

Since its inauguration in 1993, the event has raised over $5 million in support of deserving charities and not-for-profit organizations in the Calgary area.

Funding will be awarded July 2017.


Every year we try and support our community as much as we can. Looking for a donation for a worthy cause? You’ve come to the right place.

Donation guidelines

Donation Guidelines

Due to the volume of requests we receive please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for us to respond. For donation requests of $2,500 or more please ensure you submit your application a minimum of 6 months in advance to ensure all submissions are reviewed in a timely manner.

While recognizing the growing needs of our community, we realize that we cannot support every group or worthwhile cause. Please note that we do not fund the following:

  • Service groups
  • Publications
  • Professional or technical associations
  • Political groups
  • Grant-making foundations
  • Community or goodwill advertising
  • Religious and sectarian organizations (except for community services offered on a non-denominational basis)
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Conferences, training sessions, seminars, workshops, conventions and retreats
  • Trips and tours
  • Organizations or programs operating outside of Calgary, Airdrie, High River and Strathmore
  • Private clubs
  • Corporate fundraising activities by external for-profit organizations;
  • Third-party fundraisers (particularly those that Calgary Co-op supports directly)
  • Film, video and television productions
  • Individuals
  • Endowments