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 102 – Empowering Teen Parents

On this episode, we find out how Terra Centre empowers teen parents in Edmonton. This year, Terra Centre is celebrating their 50th anniversary. Over the past 5 decades, Terra has grown to meet young parents where they’re at and connect them to the services that best fit their individual needs. Supports include mental health, access to housing, literacy programs, a youth leadership program and more. Links: Find out more about Terra Centre! Check out the services they offer. Click here to see how you can get involved. ECF Happenings: Read the latest on our blog. See our Rapid Response Fund in action! […]

Episode 101 – Return of the Fringe Festival

On this episode, we’re getting ready to Fringe! The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is back with Together We Fringe, a hyper-local, hybrid event featuring live and digital performances. We find out how to join in on the fun, and what you can expect as you journey through the festival grounds! Together We Fringe runs from August 12 – 22, 2021. Links: Find out more about Together We Fringe! Check out this years Shows and Events. See how we can all Fringe safely together. ECF Happenings: Read the latest on our blog. See our Rapid Response Fund in action! Create your own fund to […]

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 […]