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For as little as $1/day, you can make an immediate impact in your community by providing people with the support and tools to succeed. And Edmonton Community Foundation will be there to match your dollars!

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About the Match

The Edmonton Community Foundation is partnering with United Way to encourage every day giving by matching eligible donations for the next three years to a max of $365,000/year. The foundation exists to help the people of Edmonton and area by encouraging philanthropy and funding charitable activities.

How It Works

New Everyday Heroes, donating between $365 and $1,199, will see their gift matched dollar-for-dollar. Existing Everyday Heroes who lift their gift up to $1,199 will see the difference of their increase matched.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible donors are new or existing individual donors who give between $365 and $1,999.

Donors must opt-in to receive information from ECF to be eligible.

Anyone who is a brand-new donor (never given before).

A lapsed donor (someone who has not given in at least one year) will also qualify.

All new Everyday Hero donors (brand new or lapsed by at least one year), who give between $365 and $1,199 will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

For example:

  • A new donor makes a first-time donation of $400, $400 will be matched.
  • A lapsed donor gave $200 in 2017, and $0 in 2018, and then gave $500 in 2019, $500 would be matched.

Existing donors who increase their gift up to or within the Everyday Hero level range ($365 to $1,199) will have the amount of the increase matched.

For example:

In 2018, a donor gave $100 and then this year gives $365. This results in $265 of the gift (the portion of the lift) being matched.

In 2018, a donor gave $500 and is lifting to $800, $300 will be matched.

By opting-in donors are allowing the United Way to share their contact information with our partner, the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Their information will not be shared with any other organization or for any other purpose than for the learning sessions.

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