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Giving Tuesday is an annual global movement of generosity. We recently highlighted this movement in a Place2Give blog. In that piece, we discussed the many ways that generosity can be expressed, as well as the opportunity to leverage Giving Tuesday to inspire and act on the needs of the community throughout the year.
The Oxford dictionary defines community as “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals”. We work with charitable organizations and donors around the globe, representing a diverse and giving community. Whether you support a particular community here in Calgary, or around the world, we are grateful each day that we get to work with the amazing community builders we do.
Each year, in advance of #GivingTuesday, we publish a Charity List. This charity list is a compilation of organizations supported throughout the year by all of our donors through the Place2Give Foundation and our consulting clients through Karma & Cents. In many cases, these are agencies that we have reviewed and recommended, based on a donor risk tolerance and/or the funding objectives of the donor.
If you are interested in supporting any one of these agencies, please visit the GIVE page at Place2Give where you can specify the charity you’d like to support. In addition, you can choose to support a fund that has outlined how it will be allocating the funds in the coming year.
2022 Charity Listing
Central Alberta Advocacy Centre (Red Deer)
Calgary Counseling Centre (Calgary)
The Huddle – United Way of Winnipeg (Winnipeg)
Bruce Oake Recovery Centre (Winnipeg)
Anxieties Disorder Assoc. of Manitoba (ADAM) (Winnipeg)
Two-Ten Recovery Centre (Winnipeg)
CMHA – Alberta (Alberta)
Kids Help Phone (Canada)
Post Secondary Education
University of Calgary – Cummings School of Medicine (Calgary)
University of Calgary – Werklund Faculty of Education (Calgary)
University of Calgary – Schulich School of Engineering (Calgary)
University of Victoria – Transgender Studies (Victoria)
University of Toronto – Faculty of Kinesiology (Toronto)
University of Calgary – Faculty of Social Work – SHIFT Program (Calgary)
Hebrew University (Jerusalem)
University of Calgary – Haskayne School of Business (Calgary)
University of Alberta (Edmonton)
Nature Conservancy of Canada (Winnipeg)
Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (Alberta)
Ghost Bear Institute & Nature Labs (non-profit) (Canada)
Youth & Children
CUPS – One World Childcare Centre & Parenting Program (Calgary)
carya – Starburst Program (Calgary)
Youth Central (Calgary)
Camp BB (Alberta)
Camp Hatikva (BC)
Intersectional Feminism & Equity/Diversity/Inclusion
Fast & Female (Canmore)
Canadian Women in Sports (Toronto)
Community Links – Airdrie (Airdrie)
Dress For Success (Vancouver)
Skipping Stones (Calgary)
Centre for Sexuality (Calgary)
West Coast LEAF (BC)
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (Calgary)
Victoria Women’s Transition Housing Society (Victoria)
Calgary Foundation (Calgary)
Calgary Jewish Community Foundation (Calgary)
Charitable Impact Foundation (Canada)
Rotary Clubs of Calgary Foundation (Calgary)
Philanthropic Foundations of Canada (Canada)
Arts & Culture
National Music Centre (Canada)
Theatre Calgary (Calgary)
Quest Theatre (Calgary)
Leftovers Foundation (Calgary)
Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank (Calgary)
The Alex Food Centre (Calgary)
Fresh Routes (non-profit) (Calgary)
Calgary Human Society (Calgary)
Yamnuska Dog Sanctuary (Cochrane)
Dogs with Wings (Edmonton)
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) (Canada)
Charities Aid Foundation – (Canada International)
Villages of Hope (Malawi)
Give Sight Global (US)
Doctors Without Borders (Toronto)
Denistry for All (Guatemala)
UNICEF – Blue Dot program (Ukraine)
World Kitchen (Ukraine)
Stollery Children’s Hospital (Edmonton)
Alberta Children’s Hospital Fndn (Calgary)
Sunshine Foundation (Canada)
The Alex – Dental Health Program (Calgary)
Wellspring Calgary (Calgary)
Refugee & Immigration
Centre for Newcomers (Calgary)
Windmill Micro-Lending (Canada)
Jewish Family Services – Resettlement Program (Calgary)
Calgary Public Library Foundation (Calgary)
Two-Wheel View (Calgary)
Platform Calgary (Calgary)
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (Canada)
Charitable Foundation of the Family (Canada)
The Alex (Calgary)
United Jewish Appeal (Canada)
I Can for Kids (Calgary)
Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta (Calgary)
Artemis Place (Kelowna)
As with all of our work, this list is unique to the donors we worked with this year. These organizations meet the individual philanthropic objectives of the funders’. Of note, this list is not an endorsement of an organization’s overall transparency or performance. A connection between a donor and a charity is based on the risk tolerance set out by our client.
What we consider when reviewing a charity or project
We assess the following areas in relation to our clients’ overall philanthropic risk tolerance: governance, leadership, competitive landscape, program delivery, community engagement and financials. As practice we only look at the financials if the organization has met the standards in the other performance areas.
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