Varico Charitable Foundation
What is Varico Foundation?
Varico Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that was started by the Higdon family in 2015. The goal of the foundation is to partner with and support organizations and leaders in local communities, as well as communities all over the world, to make a positive difference.
Our purpose is to work alongside leaders and organizations helping them to meet the needs in their community.
Varico Foundation was created in 2015, a few years after the sale of a family business, called Varisystems, that Rick and Shirley Higdon owned and operated for more than 30 years. Their daughter, Kathryn, is an avid traveller and has a passion for international development, volunteering around the world, and story telling. The Higdon family has always had a heart for giving and working alongside people to help them reach their full potential, and that’s why they decided to create this foundation- to help serve, support and tell the stories of people and organizations who are making positive changes around the world.
Who we help
We help support other charitable organizations and individuals who are trying to make a positive difference in their communities. This can be anything from fish farming projects in Haiti, to helping at-risk and homeless youth in Calgary. Our goal is to work alongside these leaders and organizations to help them to reach their full potential and help support these valuable projects that better the lives of people, animals, and our planet.