Perpetuity Giving

An endowment is a permanent monetary investment in which the principal gift is never touched, but interest earned goes directly to feeding our neighbours in need.


Edmonton’s Food Bank has a permanent endowment with the Edmonton Community Foundation. You may choose to donate any amount directly to Edmonton’s Food Bank’s endowment fund and receive a tax receipt for your contribution. Alternatively, you may set up your own private endowment.

We are also fortunate to be the beneficiaries of a number of private endowments that are dedicated to helping us in the fulfillment of our mission.

Donors often find that their gift helps to encourage a family tradition of philanthropy. Endowment gifts provide an opportunity to engage family and friends in our community. Contributions to the fund can be made on behalf of that hard-to-buy-for person, or to celebrate special occasions. An endowment gift will establish a legacy of giving.

Your private endowment begins with an investment of $10,000. This investment can be made in one lump sum, or over a period of ten years. Once this $10,000 total has been reached the fund will begin assisting those facing food insecurity. Each year, a percentage of the fund will be distributed to help us achieve our goals. With one gift, the impact of each investment can be felt for generations.

For additional information on endowment funds or to begin setting up your own private endowment fund, feel free to contact the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Donate to Edmonton's Food Bank Endowment, simply fill in the form below and choose our Endowment Fund as your designated Fund.