ECF’s Board has chosen to invest in a key community priority in a targeted way. The End Poverty Edmonton report was released in 2015 and requires a community response to end poverty within a generation. ECF is supporting several initiatives, both directly and in partnership. Part of our involvement is collaborating on the Edmonton Shift Lab with Skills Society Action Lab, to develop strategies to reduce racism as it contributes to poverty. Learn more here.

ECF is also a lead partner in the creation of the Edmonton Community Development Company, a non-profit company devoted to community economic development in Edmonton neighbourhoods, in particular neighbourhoods that experience lower income, higher unemployment or underemployment, inadequate access to basic services, a lack of sufficient quality and affordable housing, and a higher prevalence of social problems. ECF has also made commitments to match gifts made to the United Way, to encourage new and higher gifts that address poverty in our community.

OrganizationProgramGrant
Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with DisabilitiesShift Lab retreat and conference 10,000
To support Shift Lab stewards to attend a visioning retreat and the Spark conference on social innovation.
United Way of the Alberta Capital RegionGift Matching 100,000
The final tranche in a matching commitment of $2 million, to support targeted activities within the EndPovertyEdmonton framework.

Total amount granted: $110,000