Welcome to the home of The Well-Endowed Podcast.

The Well-Endowed Podcast is a production of Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). If you live in Edmonton, chances are you’ve been touched by the work facilitated by the support ECF provides to the city’s shakers, movers and doers. As a bridge between donors and charitable causes, ECF helps donors create endowment funds that will continue giving for generations. With that kind of support, those movers and doers can do a lot!

On the Well Endowed Podcast, you will hear stories about donors, and what inspires their generosity. And you will hear about the people who use our support to build and sustain social initiatives, empower youth, strengthen arts and culture, and so much more.

Edmonton is full of passionate people dedicated to building a vibrant community. The Well Endowed Podcast explores the impact that these municipal champions are having on our city.

Episode 76 – Not Just Any Old Goat

On this episode, we go wandering with a herd of goats! Turns out, they’re great at land conservation. Edmonton and Area Land Trust has hired a specialized herd of goats to help steward their land at Pipestone Creek, and we find out how these goats are helping. Links: Walk the trails at Pipestone Creek! Find out more about how Edmonton and Area Land Trust is protecting Alberta’s wild-lands. Check out Baah’d Plant Management and Reclamation. Read more stories about Edmonton’s amazing charitable sector. See the latest action by our COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. Grants: Al Maurer Awards – Due August 31st […]

Episode 75 – Drive Happiness

On this episode, we join our producer, Lisa Pruden, on a transit miss-adventure and learn about how Drive Happiness Seniors Association has risen to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic to ensure Seniors have safe transportation. Links: Check out Drive Happiness Seniors Association. Read Graeme Lummer’s Blog: Seniors Still Getting Around! You can find out more about Disabled Adults Transit Service (DATS) here. See the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund at work. Read more stories about how organizations are adapting with the pandemic. Learn more about the Rapid Response Fund and how to contribute. Grants: Al Maurer Awards – Due August 31st Charmaine Letourneau […]

Episode 74 – 桥梁 | Qiáoliáng: Building bridges within and beyond Edmonton’s Chinese Community

On this episode, correspondents Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and Sophia Yang do lunch with Keren Tang and Sarah Chan to discuss how Chinese communities in Edmonton continue to grow strong. Hungry? Here are the restaurants featured on this episode: BaoBao, Silk Road, Padmanadi, Saiwoo Garden and Happy Noodles (no website, but you can find them at 4204 115 street;  780-709-2686). Links: Visit Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association. Learn more about the Chinese Cultural Legacy Fund. Check out United Way Alberta Capital Region. Follow Keren Tang and Sarah Chan on Twitter. Hear more from Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and Sophia Yang. See the COVID-19 […]

Episode 73 – All in for Youth

On this episode, we learn about All in for Youth (AIFY). Graduating high school is a major factor in breaking the cycle of poverty. AIFY is an initiative that helps socially-vulnerable children and youth find success through their school years by providing a range of coordinated supports to them and their families. Tune in as we talk with Annette Malin, Manager of Community Strategies at United Way, Alberta Capital Region, and we meet two students who have participated in the AIFY program. Correction: In this story, we say that All in for Youth is a collaboration of 9 partners, but […]