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Calgary Foundation announces $1.1 million contribution to the Rebuilding Fort McMurray Fund
The Calgary Foundation is committed to the
long-term rebuilding of Fort McMurray and is making a $1.1 million contribution
to the Rebuilding Fort McMurray Fund held at the Edmonton Community Foundation.
This contribution comprises $100,000 from the Calgary Foundation and $1 million
from a visionary anonymous donor at the Calgary Foundation. All dollars from
this Fund will go to support charitable organizations in the Fort McMurray
region. As a community foundation, the Calgary Foundation is in the business of
building community. Read the media release here
For those who want to support immediate disaster response efforts, please visit The Canadian Red Cross.
A list of other local charities working to assist at this time can be seen in the Calgary Herald article here
. Calgary Foundation grants to the Red Cross are not eligible for government matching.
We are working with other community foundations of Alberta to build a long-term response plan and will post updates as they happen on our website. Our experience with the southern Alberta floods of 2013 taught us that long-term rebuilding efforts will be required and we are poised to help in every way possible.
President and CEO Eva Friesen and vice-chair of the board of directors Bob Gibson announced the new Community Impact Investments program at the CCVO Connections Conference held April 12, 2016. This $20 million fund is available because of a donation from a visionary anonymous donor.
The Calgary Foundation welcomed 450 engaged citizens for its
intimate luncheon with Zita Cobb in celebration of its sixtieth year as a
community foundation. Social media was ablaze with wonderful feedback and
comments about Cobb’s message about community-building and philanthropy. Both the Calgary Foundation’s
Twitter handle @calgfoundation
and the event hashtag #CFlunchwithzita
on Twitter that afternoon.
The Calgary Foundation is proactive in its response to crises at both the local and international levels, and it is the mission of the Foundation to facilitate collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations.
The Calgary Foundation provided a grant of $72,000 in December 2015 to Calgary Catholic Immigration Services to hire staff who will coordinate all of the generosity Calgarians are offering to assist with the settlement of these new citizens. For information on how you can help Syrian refugees in
Calgary, please visit https://www.srcalgary.ca/
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The Fund has come to a close; review the 130 grants supporting community rebuilding in Calgary & area.