Giving

What do you care about?

If you care about a cause and want to affect change, you can partner with Calgary Foundation and take that first step to making an impact in areas that matter to you.

Calgary Foundation has nurtured a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community since 1955. We have been able to do that because of the thousands of people over the past six decades who have cared about community and have stepped up to join us on our journey. As a community foundation, we exist for a community that includes everyone. It takes visionary philanthropists and engaged citizens, rallying around important issues, to help us build a thriving community.

Joining our community of donors means your resources are amplified with greater capacity for impact. You also add another perspective and voice that feeds our community knowledge and makes us a better grantmaker. Calgary Foundation inspires giving. We share our deep knowledge of community. And we invest in the organizations and causes that strengthen our community.

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What is the best way to build your community?

If you’re reflecting on ways to give back, help others work on pressing social issues or create opportunities to foster a greater sense of belonging, you might consider setting up a Fund with Calgary Foundation.

Community-Focused

Our network of 191 community foundations across Canada are working to create systems-level change on issues that matter to Canadians. Calgary Foundation has deep community knowledge, grown over 65 years of investing in our local community.

Local Experts

We annually grant to over 900 charities, and we look for ways to engage the sector by hosting gatherings and learning opportunities to help knit the social fabric tighter.

Flexibility

We know that every donor’s charitable goals look different. Our team works closely with you and your family to personalize your giving in a way that’s meaningful for you.

Direct Contact with Charities

When you set up a Fund with us, we can facilitate direct face-to-face meetings with organizations to whom you wish to grant. Your relationship can be close or at arm's length, it's up to you.

Expertise is Part of the Package

With deep roots in the Calgary community, amassed over 65 years, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you make an informed philanthropic decision.

Governance that Reflects the Community

Our Board of Directors and volunteer grants committees are comprised of a cross-section of local community leaders, with diverse and complementary skillsets.

Research and Understanding

We frequently take the local community pulse through engagement and research, so we know what areas of need are the most pressing and where impacts need to be made.

Next Steps?

Work alongside Calgary Foundation to fulfill your philanthropic goals to have an impact on community both now and into the future.