Foundation, established in 1955, facilitates collaborative philanthropy by
making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the
long term benefit of Calgary and surrounding area.
needs and address community issues, the Calgary Foundation develops
networks that transcend special interests, providing knowledgeable and
effective grants in the areas of Arts & Heritage, Human Services,
Education, Environment, Health and Neighbourhoods.
By applying its
resources, expertise, and leadership, the Calgary Foundation acts as a
catalyst and convener, creating a meeting place that fosters partnerships
to build a strong charitable sector that serves the needs of all its
By working with
donors and their advisors, the Calgary Foundation designs giving plans
that achieve their desired charitable and financial goals, ensuring
donors receive the maximum tax benefits from their gift and endowed
funds receive professional investment management that seeks leading
risk-adjusted rates of return.
What is a Community Foundation?
In the simplest terms, community foundations are charitable
organizations dedicated to improving communities in specific geographical
areas. Foundations do this by pooling the charitable gifts of donors to create
endowment funds and using the investment income to make grants.
The Calgary Foundation is a member of Community Foundations
of Canada â the
national membership organization for the 191 community foundations across