Since 1955, the Calgary
Foundation has been nurturing a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community. The Foundation facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between
donors and community organizations for the long-term benefit of Calgary and
area. In 2016-17, the Calgary Foundation saw $26.0 million in new
contributions, had an asset base of $925.6 million and granted $40.2 million to
896 charitable organizations.
It is the strategic partnerships with our generous fundholders and effective nonprofits that enable us to do great work and build a vibrant community. The strength and value of a community foundation is reflected in a strong
and sustainable charitable sector.
The Vision for the Future
The Calgary Foundation works to create a community where citizens are engaged in community building at all levels, a city that is healthy and vibrant, that embraces diversity and supports all its members, and where a strong and sustainable charitable sector serves community needs. Our vision is to inspire:
- a giving and caring community that values sharing, collaborating and learning;
- a community with citizens engaged in community-building at all levels;
- a healthy, vibrant community that embraces diversity and supports all of its people;
- a strong and sustainable charitable sector serving the existing and emerging needs of the community.
External Environmental Scan
Trends and factors in the external environment impact the Calgary Foundation's work in the community, including where we direct our grants and initiatives we support in Calgary & area.
Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Number: 108074436RR0001