Vital Signs 2016
Advice to Advisors Newsletter
SPUR Magazine
Community Impact Investments
Our City, Our Soul
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Vital Signs 2016

Lend your voice to identify needs in the community and provide feedback on how to address issues in this year's survey.  

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Advice to Advisors Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the refreshed Advice to Advisors newsletter.

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SPUR Magazine

It's here! The Spring 2016 issue of SPUR, featuring compelling stories of philanthropy in action.

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Community Impact Investments

A program of loans, mortgages and other debt financing for Calgary and area charitable organizations.

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Our City, Our Soul

Soul of the City Neighbour Grants 2016 offers $10,000 to five great ideas to revitalize communities. The five lucky winning projects are...

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Click here to learn more about this exciting new web-based tool that will showcase nonprofit organizations unique stories of impact.


DonOR CENTRAL


CLICK HERE to create a DonorCentral account or to login to your existing account.

DonorCentral allows Fundholders to view Fund balance, gifts made to the Fund, grants history, research grantee organizations and easily make grant recommendations online.

WHAT's Happening

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. 


Calgary Foundation announces $20 million impact investment fund

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. 


Zita Cobb luncheon wrap-up 

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 trended on Twitter that afternoon.  

Syrian Crisis Refugee Assistance 

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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Flood Rebuilding Fund

The Fund has come to a close; review the 130 grants supporting community rebuilding in Calgary & area.

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