Funds/Donors

Unique Donor Opportunities

The St. Albert Community Foundation offers flexibility and unique advantages to donors.  Donors can choose the following options for their donations:

Canadian Parents for French Alberta Branch

The intent and purpose of the Fund is to help individuals to achieve success in learning through opportunities at all educational levels that promote and support educational opportunities for young Canadians to learn and use the French language. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, scholarships, grants, bursaries and awards for both individuals and organizations.

Community Fund

By contributing to a general community fund, the Foundation will build a solid endowment to support funding needs in the community, today and virtually forever.

The Community Fund provides the Foundation with the flexibility to decide where the earnings can be used most effectively each year to meet the community’s needs as they change from generation to generation.

By contributing to a general community fund, the Foundation will build a solid endowment to support funding needs in the community, today and virtually forever.

Davidson Family Fund

This fund is a donor advised family fund established by Kent and Cari Davidson, long time supporters of the St. Albert Community Foundation.

Jamison Family Fund

The Jamison Family Fund is a donor advised fund. Recipients are selected from community applications or identified by the Jamison Family.

Ron Hodgson Community Fund

In support of worthy communities causes and initiatives supported by local charities.

Rouse Family Fund

This family fund has been established as a donor advised fund by long time local residents, Neil and Kristi Rouse, as a donor advised fund.

Save Our Space Camp Legacy Fund

The Save Our Space Camp Legacy Fund was created as a legacy to an incredible fundraising effort put forth by a group of determined parents and students. Since early 2013, four St. Albert Elementary Schools ( Muriel Martin Elementary, Leo Nickerson Elementary, Ronald Harvey Elementary and Keenooyshayo Elementary ) had set forth to plan a trip of a lifetime for grade 5 and 6 students.

The initial trip was for 101 students and chaperones to embark on a weeklong trip of learning to Laval, Quebec City, Ottawa, and Montreal. The highlight was a NASA approved Space Camp in Laval. In the spring of 2014, just a four weeks prior to the departure, the schools, parents and students were notified that the tour company responsible for organizing the trip had gone out of business taking the nearly $250,000 that had been paid to them by the parents. The story hit local, national and international media touching the hearts of thousands.

A small group of parents initiated a “Save our Space Camp” campaign to try to save the once in a lifetime trip for the students. Through goodwill from various vendors $133,000.00 was needed to get these kids back on the trip – a seemingly impossible task. With incredible support from the Community of St. Albert, and a lot of hard work from the students & parents, Save our Space Camp was able to raise nearly $160,000.00 in 3 short weeks.. The excess funds are being used to create a Save our Space Camp Legacy fund with annual proceeds supporting children and youth in the St. Albert Community.

St. Albert Help Fund

The St. Albert Help Society was an initiative of conscientious group of St. Albert citizens committed to ensuring that those of advanced age and failing health could stay at their own homes as long as possible. The group funded projects which would enable respite care and care-giver relief as well as other aids to the infirm. The St. Albert Community Foundation is honoured to have been provided an endowment by the Society to continue to pursue these noble objectives.

St. Albert Library Fund

To secure the future viability and vitality of the Library by supporting major programs and projects, including new library facilities.

St. Albert Youth Community Fund

For services and programs related to youth at risk.

Stanley Dennis Memorial Fund

This fund was established by the Dennis Family in honour Stanley Dennis and is a donor-directed fund in support of Youth Initiatives.

The fund provides an annual grant in the field of youth initiatives.

See Granting History for application form and process.

Thatcher Neonatal Care Fund

The Thatcher Fund is a donor designated fund with funds allocated annually to charities which have among their objects the providing support to the neonate including research & education.

Youth Mental Health Fund

This fund was launched with the assistance of proceeds of an event hosted by the St. Albert Community Foundation which saw Kaitlyn and Kelly Hrudey present on the challenges of youth mental health in our society.

Community Grants Programs

Canadian Parents for French