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 26 – Investing in People

This week, we hear from Arlene Dickinson about her journey as an entrepreneur and investor.  We chat with Amrita Mishra about what it means to be an audible minority. And we find out about how the Macewan Social Innovation Institute is using the Vital Signs report to inspire social initiatives. Links: Fill out our Listener Survey. Get your tickets for Arlene Dickinson’s talk Lessons from the Den: The Journey to Success Find out more about the Edmonton Public Library Forward Thinking Speaker Series. Read the 2017 Vital Signs Report and this year’s Vital Topics. Don’t miss the Community Innovation Challenge. Check […]

Episode 25 – ArtsCommon and Not-so Common Arts

This month, we’re trying something new. Instead of just one episode for September, we’re going to post a new show every week. This week, we’re going to hear all about the Edmonton Community Development Company, and a new development they are planning for the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood. Then we’re going to touch base with Nadir Bellahmer about Nuit Blanche, an all-night art party right here in downtown Edmonton. Links: Fill out our Listener Survey. Find out more about the Edmonton Community Development Company. See the Design Concepts for ArtsCommon 118. Check out The Carrot Cafe, a community hub on 118 […]

Episode 24 – Go Wildly Forward

On this month’s show, we hear how a scholarship that was set up in memory of Don Snider is helping Folk Fest Volunteers pursue their post-secondary education. We find out how the Terra Centre is integrating Indigenous cultural learning into its support for young parents. And we learn how Alberta Helping Animals Society is supporting vulnerable Edmontonians by providing care for their companion animals. Links: See what’s happening this year at The Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Find out more about how Terra Centre supports teen parents and follow them @TerraCentre. Check out Alberta Helping Animals and follow them @AHAS_yeg. Curious […]

Episode 23 – Down by the River

On this month’s show, we go rafting through the River Valley with the RiverWatch Institute of Alberta. We head down to Hawrelak Park to  hear about the Freewill Shakespeare Festival’s 30th anniversary. And we talk to Beth Dart and Elise Jason about “On the Margin”, a site specific play that you can find (in the River Valley) at the Found Festival this month. Links: Sign up for an Eco-Raft Tour  with RiverWatch this summer. Celebrate 30 years with the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and check out their program. Discover unexpected art venues with the Found Festival. They have an interactive map […]