Building a Community Through Philanthropy

Charitable giving through the Red Deer & District Community Foundation is one of the easiest, most versatile ways to support both causes that are close to your heart and other organizations that help our community thrive.

By donating to one of our existing funds or creating your own, you can craft a lasting legacy of support for specific causes, non-profit organizations, or programs across central Alberta. We accept a variety of tools for giving, such as outright gifts of cash, publicly listed securities, bonds, real estate, or life insurance policies. You can also provide for causes through a gift in your will. We offer flexible and customized solutions for your giving.

With your generous donation and our know-how, you can create the kind of change you want to see in our community, now and in the future.

Did you know you could make monthly contributions to any of the funds at the Red Deer & District Community Foundation? It’s a simple online process that will take only minutes. Click here and choose ‘donate monthly’ to set it up today.

When you work with the Red Deer & District Community Foundation, you can be assured that the team has the expertise to support you in making sound charitable choices as they bring a deep understanding of community needs.

We look after all the paperwork, make sure donations align with government regulations, create the official reports, take care of the accounting, and make informed recommendations based on your own individual needs. That way, you can choose a cause that’s close to your heart and leave all the finer details to us.






Executive Director

Interested in establishing a fund?

My name is Erin, and I would love to speak with you about how you can establish a fund with our Foundation. It just takes one phone call to get started on creating a legacy that will create positive change for your community – not only now, but for every day in the future . Please feel free to give me a call. We will meet to discuss your ideas, your area of focus and how the Community Foundation can bring your vision to fruition. You can reach me at 403.341.6911.


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Have you spoken to your lawyer or professional advisor about tax benefits for you or your estate when donating to a charitable cause?

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency and as such, can issue charitable tax receipts for tax credits for gifts of cash, cheques and securities during a donor’s lifetime – or later by bequest of a will.

Talk to your lawyer or professional financial advisor regarding the ways to maximize your charitable tax benefit for yourself and your family.

Legal Charitable Name: Red Deer & District Community Foundation
Charitable Registration Number: 891953143 RR0001

Endowments held with RDDCF

As of December 31, 2022, the Red Deer & District Community Foundation had a total of $17,093,232  in pooled assets.

RDDCF Operating Endowment Fund

Did you know we have our own fund, established to secure a sustainable funding source for the operation costs associated with running a foundation?

As stated in our Vision, we will continue to be financially sound (self-sustaining and growing) and will be widely known our relevance and leadership in the pursuit of a healthy community. In order to be self-sustaining and growing, we continue to reinvest a portion of administration fees into our operations endowment. As the endowment grows, our capacity as an organization grows. We welcome all gifts to the Red Deer & District Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund. If you would like to contribute, please click the button above.