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 143: Art Gallery of Alberta Funds for the Future

On this episode, our correspondent, Aubrianna Snow, takes us on a journey through the Art Gallery of Alberta‘s curatorial process, and how they create art collections and experiences that are accessible to all. We also learn about the vital role endowment funds play in helping the gallery continue its work for generations to come. The original Art Gallery of Alberta Fund was established in December of 1989 by the Poole family – one of the first funds established during ECF inaugural year. This fund alone has provided grants more than $2,000,000 to the Art Gallery since its inception. In anticipation […]

Episode 142: Tina Thomas

On this episode, we meet Tina Thomas,  Chief Executive Officer at Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). We are excited to have Tina join our team. ECF is the fourth-largest community foundation in Canada and is the largest non-governmental funder in Edmonton. We distribute more than 30 million dollars into the community annually. Tina joined our team in August of 2022 with a wealth of experience. Before ECF, Tina spent more than 13 years at the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), most recently as the Executive Director of Customer Experience. During her time at EPL, she was responsible for many of their innovative services. […]

Episode 141 – Winter Is Cancelled With The Afro x Latin Fest

On this episode, our correspondent Oumar Salifou learns about the incredible Afro X Latin Festival presented by La Connexional. The Afro X Latin Festival began in 2019 with its first #WinterIsCancelled night, and brings together a diverse representation of African, Caribbean and Latin cultures. Edmonton Community Foundation is proud to be a 2023 sponsor. This year’s festival runs from Saturday, February 18th to Sunday, February 26th, and is packed with great events including dance parties and live music. Links: Get your ticket to The Afro X Latin Festival. See their schedule of events. Check out more great things from La […]

Episode 140: More Than Food

On this episode, our correspondent, Aubrianna Snow, learns about how Edmonton’s Food Bank goes beyond food to support community members. Edmonton’s Food Bank was the very first food bank to  open in Canada, and has been tackling food insecurity since 1981. They provide food and other assistance to thousands of people each month. In the course of a year, the food bank distributes about 6 million kilograms of food. This is help for thousands of individuals and families struggling with food insecurity. In December 2022, Edmonton Community Foundation was able to provide Edmonton’s Food Bank with a BIPOC Grant to help […]