This matching campaign is now over – but you can still support the arts you love.
Thank you for considering a donation to the arts! Your generosity helps your favourite arts organizations keep the arts flourishing in Edmonton.
As the largest charitable funder in Edmonton, we’re proud to support the arts and culture sector through community grants and scholarships, thanks to the generous support of thousands of donors.
ECF partners with Edmonton performing arts organizations to access matching dollars from the Federal Government for their endowments through the Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF). The CCIF helps performing arts organizations build sustainability and autonomy by encouraging them to create and grow their own endowment funds. This matching opportunity only happens once a year – stay tuned for the 2024 campaign dates.
During the campaign, qualified organizations can receive up to a dollar for each dollar raised to grow their endowment, depending on the availability of funding and the number of successful arts organizations that apply. That means your donation can have even more impact for the performing arts you love.
Donate today by clicking on one (or all) of the logos of the 21 participating arts organizations:
If you are part of a professional performing arts organization that is not listed and would like to learn more about this program, please contact Noel Xavier, Director of Philanthropy & Donor Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Double the Support FAQs
Until November 20, 2023, donations to endowments for qualified arts organizations were matched up to 100% by the federal government’s CCIF.
This is a meaningful way for Edmontonians to double their impact for 21 arts organizations across our city.
Endowment funds are established by donors to provide long-term support to the charitable sector. Donors can be individuals, companies and, in the case of the CCIF, charities themselves.
The funds are invested so they continue to grow and give – forever. Every year, a percentage of the value of those funds is granted to charities to support the vital work they are doing in the community.
The CCIF is an initiative led by the Government of Canada that helps performing arts organizations build sustainability and autonomy by encouraging them to create and grow their own endowment funds. The Government then matches contributions to these endowments up to 100%.
These organizations were not selected. The current partners have met the criteria for eligibility under the Canada Cultural Investment Fund program.
If you are part of a professional performing arts organization that is not listed and are interested in the CCIF program please reach out to Noel Xavier, Director of Philanthropy & Donor Engagement at email@example.com.
Edmonton Community Foundation empowers individuals, families, businesses, charities and community-based organizations to strengthen and enhance the quality of life in Edmonton.
Through contributions from generous donors, we build and steward sustainable funding to help charities make a difference and create a lasting legacy.
As the largest non-governmental funder in the city, we granted more than $30 million to thousands of charities and students last year.
We exist to support a vibrant and thriving Edmonton where everyone belongs. We connect donors to essential community organizations and ensure vital community services are supported long-term.