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 105 – YEG Eats

On this episode, we meet Tomi Okunnuga, creator of YEG Eats. A video series that puts the spotlight on Edmonton’s BIPOC owned restaurants. Links: Watch the YEG Eats video series on YouTube. Check out Tomi’s company, ImageneFilm. Read our blog series featuring YEG Eats: –  Finding the Passion –  YEG Eats Episode 1: Greenhouse Eatery –  YEG Eats Episode 2: Monamie Resto –  YEG Eats Episode 3: Big Bite Pizza & Donair ECF Happenings: Read the latest on our blog. See our Rapid Response Fund in action! Create your own fund to support the causes you care about. Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic […]

Episode 104 – Edmonton Public Library: A Little Bit of Wonder

The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) was established in 1913 — more than 100 years ago. It has been a part of our community for generations and has continued evolving to meet the needs of the people in our city. On this episode, we speak with Pilar Martinez, the Chief Executive Officer of EPL. She tells us how the library goes beyond books to create a safe space of wonder in our community. Links: Don’t miss Terry O’Reilly and Michael Landsberg at EPL’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series. Listen to the Overdue Finds Podcast. Find out more about Ready. Set. READ! Learn […]

Episode 103 – Small Business in YEG

On this episode, we discuss our latest Vital Topic:  Small Business and Employment in Edmonton. This report demonstrates just how significant entrepreneurship is to our local economy, and how it helps shape our community. Our  correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, speaks with Jeffry Sundquist, Anka Chan and Aga Wajda-Plytta to find out more about how small businesses are coping during the pandemic, and what inspires entrepreneurs to start a business of their own. Links: Check out our latest Vital Topic: Small Business and Employment in Edmonton. Connect with the Social Enterprise Fund. Learn more about the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. Check out […]

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! […]