Community Investment

EDA is committed to community investment through the EDA Foundation Fund and its Raising The Bar initiative.

EDA Foundation Fund

In 2011, EDA established the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Foundation Fund (a Donor Advised Fund administered by The Calgary Foundation), as a result of a motion that was approved at its Annual General Meeting. At that time, EDA members voted to incorporate a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) element into the work and activities of the EDA.

Donations to the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Foundation Fund will help to support charitable purposes to recipients that are "qualified donees" as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada).  For more information about the types of projects the Fund will be looking at click here.

For more information about The Calgary Foundation click here. 

How you can help

If you would like to donate to the Fund, there are a number of ways to do so.

  1. Online: To donate online and receive instantaneous electronic charitable tax receipts for donations of $25.00 and greater, donate here. Click onto “Give Online” and follow the links. This is available 24/7.  VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Charitable tax receipts are issued to the person whose name is on the credit card. NOTE: The Income Tax Act does not permit the Foundation to issue charitable tax receipts to anyone other than the donor (the person/organization whose name is on the credit card).
  2. Phone: Donors may also call (403) 802-7700 to give credit card information over the phone, should they not feel comfortable doing so, online. Please do not leave your credit card information on the voice mail system.
  3. In Person: Donations can also be made by dropping them off in person at The Calgary Foundation, 700 - 999 - 8 Street SW. Office hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
  4. Mail: Cheques are also accepted, made payable to The Calgary Foundation, indicating in the memo section, "Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Foundation Fund" and mailed to: The Calgary Foundation, 700 - 999 - 8 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 1J5. Charitable tax receipts are issued to the person whose name is on the cheque. NOTE: The Income Tax Act does not permit the Foundation to issue charitable tax receipts to anyone other than the donor (the person/organization whose name is on the cheque.

Charitable tax receipts will be issued by:

The Calgary Foundation 700 - 999 - 8th Street SW Calgary, AB  T2R 1J5

Reg. Charitable #: 10807 4436 RR0001

Through this ongoing campaign, the EDA Foundation Fund hopes to raise donations online at no cost, in support of community economic development initiatives throughout Alberta.

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Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182 

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