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Welcome to the Fort Edmonton Foundation, an Edmonton charity.
The Fort Edmonton Foundation is a charity in Edmonton that raises funds, with community support, to bring capital projects and other initiatives to Fort Edmonton Park.
The Fort Edmonton Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization that was founded in 1969 by a small group of community leaders, many of them Rotarians. The Fort Edmonton Foundation was formed to help preserve the history of Edmonton and these visionaries created the first Master Plan to build a living history museum on 158 acres of riverfront property. Over the past 50 years, donations to the Foundation have enabled Fort Edmonton Park to be built and expanded to encompass four distinct historical eras: the fur-trade era, 1885 Street, 1905 Street, and 1920 Street.
Today, Fort Edmonton Park is Canada’s largest living history museum and is undergoing a $165 Million enhancement project with funding from all three levels of government and the Fort Edmonton Foundation. Construction began in Fall 2018 and will be complete in May 2021.
The Fort Edmonton Foundation’s Capital Campaign
Thanks to gracious funding and sponsorship, Fort Edmonton Park is currently undergoing a major enhancement project. It will transform into a world-class experience that is historically authentic, fun, engaging, entertaining, and educational — Edmonton’s must-see attraction.
The Fort Edmonton Foundation’s Community Capital Campaign is to raise $11 million and support four major projects including:
- The Indigenous Peoples Experience
- Expansion of the 1920’s-style midway (Click to learn more about our current Light the Midway campaign)
- A new front entry plaza and guest services area
- Future expansion of Hotel Selkirk
The Fort Edmonton Foundation is an Edmonton charity that helps to secure financial means to tell the story of Edmonton’s beginnings, part of which includes the building of and continuous funding for Fort Edmonton Park.
Light the Midway Fundraising Campaign Raised $1 Million dollars!
The Fort Edmonton Foundation completed our goal to raise $1 Million in funds to support the iconic expansion of the 1920’s Johnny J. Jones Midway at Fort Edmonton Park. We could not have reached this goal without the generosity of our community members. Thank you!