Contact Us
1180 105 12 Avenue SE T2G 1A1
Calgary, AB T2G 1A1
Phone: 403-802-7700
Email: info@calgaryfoundation.org
Read More

At a Glance

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 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.


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, sustainable organization.

2016 ANNUAL REPORT


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. 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & STRATEGIC DIRECTION


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
Ten year compound return  Primary endowment portfolio returned 6.38%, benchmark indices 5.29%     
One year compound return — Primary endowment portfolio returned 0.39%, benchmark indices 0.01%

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS & MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS 2016

T3010 


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.  

EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN 2016

Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Number: 108074436RR0001