WELLth Movement gives back to communities through wellth giving: philanthropy and volunteerism.
In January 2004, the WELLth Learning Network* created the Minstrel Ways Fund, a permanent endowment fund at The Calgary Foundation. The Fund supports experience-based educating adventures connecting children/youth & trees living in Calgary and area, and eventually around the world.
*WELLth Movement is the reinvention of WELLth Learning Network (January 2016).
Possibility Exists in Every Handshake,
Especially Through Wellth Giving - Financial and Volunteerism
WELLth Movement Organized Its Financial Wellth Giving through The Calgary Foundation
About working with The Calgary Foundation via the donor directed fund Minstrel Ways Fund
The advisory board of the fund (from within the WELLth Movement) decides annually which charity/charities will receive support. Four percent of the Mintsrel Ways' funds market value is available to be granted.
WELLth Movement Reports Where the Money Is Dispersed
Currently, the funds are on a rotation among the organizations below:
Boys and Girls Club of Calgary, Camp Adventure 2005, 2008, 2011, 2016
Alberta Easter Seals Camp Horizon, Outdoor Program 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 easterseals.ab.ca/CampSite/EasterSealsCampHorizon.aspx
Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, Camp Program 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
CPAWS Southern Alberta, Education Program 2007, 2012, 2015, 2019
You can make a contribution to the fund by forwarding a cheque to:
The Calgary Foundation. 700, 999 8th Street SW. Calgary, AB. T2R 1J5.
Please indicate on your cheque or covering letter that your gift is for the Minstrel Ways Fund.
The Calgary Foundation will issue a charitable tax receipt for all donations greater than $25.00 to the fund (charitable BN #10807 4436 RR0001) …
You can make a contribution to the Minstrel Ways fund online:
Go to https://payment.csfm.com/donations/calgaryfoundation/
Click the radio button in front of “All Funds”, then enter “Minstrel Ways Fund” in the search box.
Click search. Minstrel Ways Fund will appear in the “Select Fund” box.
Read the information about tax deductible receipts as you scroll to the bottom of the page where you add your name, contact coordinates and credit card information.
Ensure the correct dollar amount is entered in the Donation Amount box.
Click “Donate without e-card” button to complete your donation.
Grant Distribution: To address current challenges, and to continue to meet its purpose, the Calgary Foundation will continue to be a sound steward of the assets gifted to it for the benefit of the community in perpetuity. To achieve the return objectives within acceptable risks, the Foundation will shift its asset mix to include alternative investments. To protect the endowment from erosion of capital, the Foundation will consider a reduction in distribution from 4.5% to 4% effective 2014.
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