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 61 – YEG History Series

On this episode, we bring you a compilation of the wonderful history series produced by Edmonton’s former historian laureate, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips. To help Edmonton Community Foundation celebrate its 30th anniversary, Chris had been investigating and gathering stories with a historical connection to Edmonton. And we’ve been sharing those stories on this podcast throughout 2019. From a look at Edmonton during prohibition to visiting the childhood home of Marshall McLuhan, it is our pleasure to bring you on a YEG history adventure this holiday season. Links: Find out more about ECF’s home, Hilltop House. See what’s happening at Varscona Theatre! Visit […]

Episode 60 – KidSport

On this episode, we sit down with Dayna Hyman, Executive Director of KidSport Edmonton. Dayna tells us about why access to sport is so important for kids, and how their group uses fundraising and community partnerships to make sure all kids can play. Clarification: KidSport Edmonton subsidizes sport registration fees. They develop community partnerships with other organizations to help families over come other barriers, beyond finance. Links: Find out more about KidSport! Give the gift of sport. Want to sign your child up? Check out our Vital Topic: Sports and Recreation in Edmonton. Read the article: The 1 Trait 94 […]

Episode 59 – Giving Feels Good

On this episode, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips takes us on a special tour of the historic Garneau Theatre. Then we get into the season of giving with two donor stories. We hear from Diana Bacon about the Bacon Family Fund. And from Gary and Scott Kwasnecha about the Financial Services Group Community Trust Fund. Links: Find out more about the Garneau Theatre and Metro Cinema. Read blog about Diana Bacon and the Bacon Family Fund. And our blog about the Financial Services Group Community Trust Fund. For giving ideas, check out our Grants Listing by Program and our  Strategic Granting Guide Create […]

Episode 58 – It Takes a Community: Dr. Pat Makokis

It is the sixth and final edition of our special series: It Takes a Community, produced by Hunter and Jacquelyn Cardinal of Naheyawin. In this series, Hunter sits down to chat with prominent Edmontonians to talk about the communities and people that have helped shape them along their journeys. In this episode we hear from author and speaker, Dr. Patricia Makokis. Dr. Makokis tells us about her connection to the land, the impact of colonization, and understanding treaty. Links: Watch Treaty Talk – Sharing the River Life. Read The Spirit of Alberta Indian Treaties by Richard Price. Check out Indigenous Canada, a FREE online course that […]