As a community foundation, we strive to be strategic and responsive to the changing needs of our residents and communities. We recognize that foundations have access to forms of power such as capital, networks and influence. As such, we must be explicit in our commitment to racial equity.
The BIPOC Grants highlight Edmonton Community Foundation’s (ECF) commitment and approach to support organizations that are led-by and serve communities who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color across the Greater Edmonton Area. The current attention given to anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism has created an opportunity for ECF to take additional action in support of communities most impacted by the ongoing and systemic racial disparities.
This grant stream allows ECF to engage, empower, build capacity, and increase awareness about these organizations’ positive impact in the community.
Organizations can apply by sending an email to both:
Nneka Otogbolu, Director of Strategic Initiatives: email@example.com
Joanne Currie, Director of Grants and Community Engagement: firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Grant Highlights
Program: Youth Leadership Project
To develop and roll out a youth program, working with a Metis Indigenous Educations Specialist to support the project that is coordinated and led by racialized youth.
Program: Camp Toosoo
To support summer day camp for low-income Somali families in Edmonton.
Program: Nurture by Grow Hospitality Reset Project
In partnership with GROW, to enable immigrant and minority women to gain skills and work experience through programs and hands-on learning in the kitchen and cafe.