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 an Edmonton charity that has directly supported Edmonton’s history by continuing the work of our founding members.
Edmonton Charity – Over 50 Years of History
The Fort Edmonton Foundation is an Edmonton charity 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.
Fort Edmonton Foundation’s Goals
We are an Edmonton charity 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.
Our Team at The Fort Edmonton Foundation
The Fort Edmonton Foundation is an Edmonton charity that is made up of people who are passionate about preserving Edmonton’s history and telling the story of our past to the generations of today and tomorrow. Our 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. Proceeds from the book support our Edmonton charity, the Fort Edmonton Foundation, and projects at Fort Edmonton Park.
Over the years and to this day, the 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. By supporting our Edmonton charity through their sponsorship, businesses and organizations help the Fort Edmonton Foundation make historical accomplishments toward preserving the history of Edmonton at Fort Edmonton Park.
The Fort Edmonton Foundation is and Edmonton charity that is supported by thousands of caring and incredible community members. These donors have made one time gifts or repeat donations 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.