In 2020, Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) granted a record amount: more than $35 million. These grants helped more than 700 registered charities and 400 students, primarily in the Edmonton area, to make our community more sustainable, healthy, engaged, and vibrant.

Since its inception in 1989, ECF has granted more than $300 million. These grants are possible thanks to the generosity of donors, past and present. Donors at ECF contribute to permanently endowed funds, the income from which supports grants today and forever.

In this document, we share our grants to raise awareness of the work of ECF and our charitable partners. It is our most detailed look at how ECF supports our community. For more information on our granting programs, visit

Grants by Sector

Grants by Program

Anti-Racism Grants$390,300
Area of Focus$429,100
Community Grants Program$3,066,000
COVID Response Grants$5,448,184
Donor Advised Grants$15,737,616
Designated Grants$6,235,316
Foundation Directed Initiatives$2,280,000
Gender Equality Grants$193,628
Small Grants$189,200
Student Awards$1,167,741
Vital Signs Grants$290,000
Young Edmonton Grants$37,130

Total amount granted: $35,464,215