By making a gift to the Smart and Caring Community Fund, you not only support emerging and priority needs in the greater Edmonton community; you do so on a permanent ongoing basis.
ECF prudently invests gifts as a pool to this fund through independent investment managers. Each year 4% of the fund value is granted (this percentage is reviewed regularly). It doesn’t take very long for the fund to grant the full amount of the original gifts and become stronger than ever to provide multiples of that support over generations to come. The power of endowment is felt over time and survives a donor’s lifetime, creating a permanent legacy.
Grants from this fund are made accessing the deep community knowledge of ECF’s board, staff and advisory committees to support charitable activities in the arts, culture and heritage, education and learning, health and wellness, community and social services, recreation and leisure, and the environment.