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 100 – A Legacy of Vision, Collaboration and Generosity

For our 100th episode, we speak with Martin Garber-Conrad, Chief Executive Officer at ECF, to hear about the history of Edmonton Community Foundation. How it started, how it almost didn’t happen and how the vision to create a fund in support of all Edmontonians continues to guide our work today. Links: Email info@ecfoundation.org to receive a free copy of Community Comes First. See more about ECF’s history. Learn more about community collaborations Community-University Partnership (CUP) and All In For Youth. Read ECF’s Equity Statement. Find out more about the Social Enterprise Fund. See our Rapid Response Fund in action! Check out […]

Episode 99 – Smith Blackburn Homestead

On this episode, we visit the Smith Blackburn Homestead. Just east of Elk Island National Park, in Lamont County, lies the Smith Blackburn Homestead. The Homestead, situated within the Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a Dark Sky Reserve, boasts 73 acres of wetlands and upland forest.  This land was donated to Edmonton and Area Land Trust (or EALT) in 2018, to ensure its conservation.  And with their careful stewardship, it is now a place you can visit. And on this episode, that’s exactly what we do. Links: Learn more about EALT’s Conservation Land Steward Program. Learn more about the […]

Episode 98 – The Shane Scott Pride Fund

On this episode, correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson introduces us to Shane Scott. Shane has created an endowment fund at Edmonton Community Foundation to support LGBTQ2S+ students as they pursue post-secondary education. Join us as we learn the story behind Shane’s fund, how it will help strengthen the community and why this support is needed. Links: Check out the Shane Scott Pride Fund! Follow Shane on Facebook and Instagram. Curious about some of the stats you heard? Take a look at these resources: – Forum Research Poll: Student Debt 2018 – Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity report on  Addressing the […]

Episode 97 – Alberta Emerald Foundation Celebrates 30 years!

On this episode, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Emerald Awards! Every year, the Alberta Emerald Foundation recognizes outstanding organizations, community groups and individuals for their environmental achievements. Over the last 30 years, they have recognized almost 400 recipients and celebrated almost 900 finalists through the Emerald Awards. Links: Find out more about the Alberta Emerald Foundation. See all the winners from this year’s Emerald Awards and watch the ceremony. Check out the finalists from the Emerald Award Business category: – YYC Growers and Distributers – Future Ancestors Services Inc. – Integrated Sustainability  Hear more good news stories from […]