Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) makes giving easy. With one stop, you open the door to virtually unlimited ways you can offer ongoing support to your preferred causes in Edmonton or further afield.
Made-to-Measure Plans to Fit Your Priorities
We will help you build a fund that makes a difference – your way. You have a wide variety of options for personalizing the name of your fund or naming the fund in honour of a loved one or friend.
Many donors have discovered their endowment fund is an excellent way to encourage a family tradition of caring. Children and young adults can take an active interest in the charities the family’s fund supports. Families and friends can contribute to the fund on behalf of that hard-to-buy-for person or to celebrate special birthdays, anniversaries or other occasions.
Our business is building community - by encouraging donors and offering our knowledge and skills about Edmonton’s charities. We know our community – its needs and its potential!
Your gift to a Canadian registered charity can help save taxes. The combined Federal/Alberta rate for gifts made by an individual is a whopping 50% once your total annual donations* exceed $200. So a gift to create a fully operational endowment fund of $10,000 creates a tax credit** of $5000 (or $4,950 if that is the only gift made to charity in the year).
Bottom line - a $10,000 gift costs only about $5000 after tax.
*Total annual donations - when you make a charitable donation to a Canada Revenue Agency - Registered charity, you receive an official income tax receipt. You will receive a receipt for each individual donation you make.
** The charitable tax credit is non-refundable, which means you must be a taxpayer to benefit from the tax credit.
For More Information
Donor Services Team
Edmonton Community Foundation
Phone: (780) 426-0015