Edmonton Community Foundation has developed a process for helping to meet the needs of Edmonton’s charitable sector. The innovative Foundation Directed Initiatives (FDIs) support both new and existing long-term, high priority charitable projects in our community by offering multi-year funding to selected agencies.
Each of the organizations receiving funds under the FDI initiative has a reputation of exemplary program delivery. FDI funding ensures they can focus on the work at hand, freeing their staff from the cycle of annual grant applications.
“With FDIs we are reaching out to the community and saying we acknowledge the value of these programs and want to invest in them.”
- Martin Garber-Conrad, CEO, Edmonton Community Foundation
FDIs, chosen through a rigorous process internal to the Foundation, complement Edmonton Community Foundation’s two regular granting programs. Agencies cannot apply for FDI funding; rather, Foundation staff assist the Board to identify appropriate recipient organizations.