Fort Edmonton Foundation
Since 1969, the Fort Edmonton Foundation has been the sole fundraising entity associated with Fort Edmonton Park.
Fort Edmonton Park is an exemplary citizens’ project: driven by volunteerism and supported by donor dollars.
Many of Fort Edmonton Park’s guests are not aware that Fort Edmonton Park has been built with contributions from individuals, small businesses and local corporations. The Foundation exists to reach out to the larger community in support of projects being developed, or to be developed, in Fort Edmonton Park.
Because it derives revenue not only from donations, but from activities such as payroll services for certain park employees, and collects revenue for lease of the train, the Foundation can honestly state that it spends only $.15 of every donated dollar on administrative costs. If, at the end of the year, not all of the administrative levy is used, the remainder goes back into project reconstruction rather than being carried over into the next year’s administrative funds.
A planned gift to the Fort Edmonton Foundation ensures that your legacy will keep Edmonton’s past alive!
Learn more about Planned Giving and see your options.
All donors who have given a cumulative total of $2,000 or more to the Foundation are recognized on the Fort Edmonton Donor Wall at the Partners Gate at the entrance to Fort Edmonton Park.
Donors who contribute to a specific capital project, or recognition opportunity, receive the recognition specific to that project or opportunity; and, if that amount is over $2,000, they will also be recognized with a plaque on the donor wall.
Since 1969, the Foundation’s fund raising efforts have generated over $20 million for the creation and growth of Fort Edmonton Park.
Below are photos of recent Fort Edmonton Foundation projects that donor dollars have made possible:
The Fort Edmonton historical display panels demonstrate consumer and lifestyle trends of the 1920′s.
The Exhibits Building, a replica of the Exhibits Building that was built in 1910 and situated on the Edmonton Exhibition grounds, houses carvers’ workshop, candy and novelty shop, and meeting space.
The Fort Edmonton Carousel is a splendid example of the potential of committed, passionate volunteerism!
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