The Legacy Children's Foundation offers a number of ways to support our community's well being. We have a variety of funds available for our donors to consider. Many of them are open funds. Gifts may be made to certain funds by any interested contributor thereby allowing even modest contributions to be joined with others 'gifts for maximum charitable benefit
The Community Fund is comprised of donations, large and small, from a variety of sources individuals, corporations and foundations. A donation to this fund gives the Foundation the greatest flexibility. The earnings on this fund enable our Foundation to respond to current community needs through the provision of grants to charities throughout Alberta. Donors can establish a named fund within our Community Fund with a $5,000 gift.
A Designated Fund gives you the opportunity to specify, at the time the fund is established, which particular charity you would like to support in perpetuity. If unexpectedly, an organization ceases to exist, we can redirect your funds to a similar agency. The minimum donation to open a designated fund is $10,000 per beneficiary.
Field of Interest Funds work much like our Community Fund, except that donors identify an area of interest that they would like to target their support. Examples include programs designed to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome, school literacy and readiness programs, intensive in-home support services (designed to prevent child abuse and neglect). With these funds you define the area of interest but empower the Foundation's Grant making Professionals to select worthwhile projects to support. The minimum donation to open a field-of-interest fund is $25,000.
A Donor-Advised Fund enables you to have ongoing participation in the selection of charities that will benefit from your gift. Donors may choose this type of fund instead of creating a family trust or private foundation. Existing foundations may transfer their assets to The Legacy Children's Foundation to achieve higher returns and reduce administration while still remaining involved in allocating grants. The minimum donation to open a donor-advised fund is $25,000.
Emerging Funds enable donors to establish a fund in any of the above categories with an initial donation and a pledge to meet one of the minimum donation levels as described above within five years of the initial gift. Until such time as the pledge is fulfilled and the named fund is created, the Emerging Fund will be part of our Community Fund.
To donate to one of these funds or to find out more about how you can donate resources and/or set up your own fund, download and complete a copy of our donation form and mail, along with your donation if appropriate, to:
The Legacy Children’s Foundation – Alberta
228 Ranchridge Court N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T3G 1W5
Inquires can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (403) 244-3074.