Our Stories

The Calgary Foundation is proud of every story that brings to life the impact philanthropy has on individuals, families and communities. We collect stories we hope will inspire both donors and nonprofits to continue making important contributions to Calgary and area.





Planting seeds to grow community

Community building is important to Terri Schwarz. Terri believed that more could be done to being her neighbours and others in the community together. 

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Improving quality of life for survivors 

"I can help you" were the four words spoken by Audrey Morris in 1972 when she reached out to help the son of her dear friend Alice Laine. 

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Engagement leads to involvement  

School aged children learn the importance of democratic engagement with help from a small nonprofit with big dreams. 

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Home again 

Bob Patrick had a home once. He was married, had a stable job, had a family and even a luxury car; 

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            Shelter from the storm

           Although we were a captive audience, you could certainly feel the energy in the air.
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