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 some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Happenings:
Read the latest on our blog.
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See more ways ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.

ECF Grants:
Upcoming Student Awards:
Al Maurer Awards – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Click here to find details for these, and all of our student awards!

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Music for this story segment:
“Jack” and “Small Bummer” by Podington Bear.

 

Episode 99 – Smith Blackburn Homestead

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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 Smith Blackburn Homestead.
Learn more about Glory Hills.

ECF Happenings:
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Read the latest on our blog.
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See more ways ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.

ECF Grants:
Upcoming Student Awards:
Al Maurer Awards – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Click here to find details for these, and all of our student awards!

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Photo Credit for the banner image: Andrew Paul.

Special thanks to Anna Kuelken for recording the interview audio for this episode.

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 Needs of LGBTQ2 Post-Secondary Students 
And if you’re curious about the other funds donors have created at ECF to support the LGBTQ2S+ community, please reach out to our Donor Advisors.

ECF Happenings:
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Read the latest on our blog.
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See more ways ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.

ECF Grants:
Upcoming Student Awards:
Al Maurer Awards – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Click here to find details for these, and all of our student awards!

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Photo Credit for the banner image: Lissa E. Photography

Music for the Shane Scott Pride Fund story:
Intro/Extro music is Buoancy by Chad Crouch.
Bridge music is Dorian by Xylo-Ziko.

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 Alberta Emerald Foundation:
What On EARTH Can We Do? Podcast
Emerald Speaker Series
Emerald Documentary Series

ECF Happenings:
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Read the latest on our blog.
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See more ways ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.

ECF Grants:
Upcoming Student Awards:
Al Maurer Awards – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Deadline to apply is August 31st.
Click here to find details for these, and all of our student awards!

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Applause sound effect is by Sandermotions:
https://freesound.org/people/Sandermotions/sounds/277019/