Friends of Fort Edmonton Fund

The Fort Edmonton Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization in Edmonton that was founded in 1969 to ensure Edmonton’s rich history is preserved. We are passionate about celebrating Edmonton’s vivid and diverse past by fundraising in support of capital projects at Fort Edmonton Park. Over the past 50 years, with community support, volunteers and donations, the Foundation has enabled Fort Edmonton Park to be built and expanded to encompass four distinct historical eras: the fur-trade era, 1885 Street, 1905 Street, and 1920 Street.

Today, Fort Edmonton Park is Canada’s largest living history museum and is undergoing a major enhancement project with funding from all three levels of government and the Fort Edmonton FoundationThe Park will reopen to the public in 2021 with a brand new Indigenous Peoples Experience, Front Entry Plaza and Guest Services Area, expanded 1920’s-style Midway and expanded Hotel Selkirk.

Fort Edmonton Foundation continues to help secure the financial means to tell the story of Edmonton’s beginnings, transforming Fort Edmonton Park into a world-class experience that is historically authentic, fun, engaging, entertaining, and educational — Edmonton’s must-see attraction.

We partnered with the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) to take advantage of the Foundation’s endowment expertise. Donors work with Fort Edmonton Foundation and ECF to plan their contributions to the Friends of the Fort Edmonton Funds, to ensure their investments are set up for long-term growth. An endowment fund will have an investment, withdrawal and usage policy governing how it is run. The money in the fund is not immediately granted. Instead, your gift is invested, and a percentage is disbursed to the Fort Edmonton Foundation for use by the Foundation for the purpose it is intended.

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