Burns Memorial Fund

The Burns Memorial Fund ( works to meet the health, education and recreation needs of low-income children and youth in Calgary. The Burns Memorial Fund administers its own programs to provide financial assistance to children, youth and their families; allocates funding to Calgary-based charities working with vulnerable children and youth; and participates in community-wide collaborations intended to address the systemic issues which negatively impact low-income children, youth and their families.


Max Bell Foundation ( is a Calgary-based private foundation that makes grants to charities across Canada. Founded in 1972, its mission is to encourage the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and practices. It leads and sponsors programs in health, wellness, education, and environment, and makes grants totalling $2.5 to 3 million annually.

We only have what we give.
— Isabel Allende