SHARING EDMONTON’S DYNAMIC STORY
Founded in 1969, a small group of visionaries and Rotarians committed efforts to rebuild Fort Edmonton, create a heritage park, and develop a living history museum. For over 50 years, we are a charity in Edmonton that has directly supported Edmonton’s history by continuing the work of our founding members.
Fort Edmonton Foundation History
The Fort Edmonton Foundation is a charity in Edmonton that was founded in 1969 by a group of community leaders, several of them Rotarians, who were interested in establishing a visible memorial to the origins of the City of Edmonton. The objectives of the group, as set forth in the Memorandum of Association, were simple and straightforward:
- To promote and support the establishment and development of a historical park in Edmonton, called Fort Edmonton Park, which was to contain the replication of old Fort Edmonton; and, which was to be created to be historically accurate insofar as possible.
- To assist in the preservation, display, restoration and conservation of other buildings, sites, artifacts, personal papers and records, documents and objects which reflect and record the historical heritage of the Edmonton area and its early citizens
- To establish and maintain a fund for the said purposes and to accept gifts of money and of property, real and personal.
- To apply the capital and income of the fund for said purposes.
We are a charity in Edmonton that is dedicated to the preservation of Fort Edmonton Park. Our goals are to provide the financial resources that enable project development within Fort Edmonton Park.
Working in partnership with the Fort Edmonton Management Company, we connect with community leaders, volunteers, citizens and businesses. We help support funding, fundraising, sustainability and ongoing philanthropy. Our vision is to ensure a meaningful, authentic and memorable visitor experience in the Park.
Fort Edmonton Foundation is an Edmonton non profit charity that is made up of passionate people who are dedicated to supporting and funding park projects. Our dedicated team is made up of staff, board members, committee members and volunteers that contribute to various capital campaigns, initiatives and events.
Book on History of Edmonton – Our Living History
Take a journey through the history of Edmonton and the dream-to-reality of Fort Edmonton Park. Learn about the original Fort Edmonton, its dismantling and the purpose of the Fort Edmonton Foundation to restore, preserve and share history.
Over the years and to this day, Fort Edmonton Foundation has worked with generous organizations in the Edmonton capital region, and across Alberta, who have made the induction, enrichment and maintenance of Fort Edmonton Park possible. Through their sponsorship, Fort Edmonton Foundation is able to make historical accomplishments toward preserving the history of Edmonton at Fort Edmonton Park.
Fort Edmonton Foundation is supported by caring and incredible community members who have donated throughout the years. We sincerely thank our donors – including those who prefer to remain anonymous – who are imperative in helping us continuously achieve our mission.