About Calgary Foundation
Since 1955, the Calgary
Foundation (CF) has been nurturing a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community.
facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between
donors and community organizations for the long-term benefit of Calgary and
area. In 2015-16, the Calgary Foundation saw $38.8 million in new
contributions, had an asset base of $822.7 million and granted $45.9 million to
883 charitable organizations.
- The Calgary Foundation provides Grants, to support organizations in the areas of Arts & Heritage, Human Services, Education, Environment, Health and Neighbourhoods.
- The Calgary Foundation plays a Community role in areas of public policy development, community convening and problem solving, ultimately serving as a catalyst for positive change, now and for future generations.
- Approximately 100 volunteers serve on the Foundation Board and the Audit, Governance, Investment, Grants Advisory and Professional Advisor Committees.
- Donors and the community expect accountability and integrity from the Foundation and the Calgary Foundation is skilled at delivering these qualities. A competent Investment Committee ensures donors' capital is invested prudently and returns are maximized within acceptable levels of risk.
- The Calgary Foundation is in a unique position as an umbrella organization that works with the broad community in a non-competing way. It is a resource for the philanthropic and charitable communities, and those that serve these individuals and groups.
Foundation Fast Facts 2015 – 2016
- $38.3 million received in new gifts
- Asset base of $822.7 million
- $45.9 million granted to 883 charitable organizations
- 44 new Funds established
- Primary endowment portfolio – 10 year return was 6.38% versus a benchmark return of 5.29%; 1 year return was 0.39% versus a
benchmark return 0.01%
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