Foundation

THE CALGARY STAMPEDER ALUMNI CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Calgary Stampeder Alumni Charitable Foundation was established in 1997 by then owner, Sig Gutsche as the charitable fund raising arm of the Calgary Stampeder Football Club and the Calgary Stampeder Alumni Association. In 2003, the Calgary Stampeder Football Club granted the Calgary Stampeder Alumni Association full autonomy to manage and maintain the Calgary Stampeder Alumni Charitable Foundation.

The Calgary Stampeder Alumni Charitable Foundation is a stand-alone entity administered by the Calgary Foundation, a longstanding community foundation with a city wide perspective. A portion of the interest earned annually is available for investment back into the community. The principal is "locked in". Applicable taxes become due when and if monies are withdrawn from the principal amount.

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VISION

To provide a vehicle which will enable the Calgary Stampeder Alumni Association, through the Calgary Stampeder Alumni Charitable Foundation, to financially give back to the community in perpetuity.

MISSION

To create and maintain a strong and sustainable charitable organization, serving the existing and emerging needs of the community, as they apply to minor football funding as well as other youth-based charities, or individuals, on a one off basis.

GOVERNANCE

The Board of Directors of The Calgary Stampeder Alumni Charitable Foundation shall consist of a chairperson and three (3) members of the Calgary Stampeder Alumni Association, an executive from the Calgary Stampeder Football Club, an active player from the Calgary Stampeder Football Club, and a member from the community at large. These are unpaid volunteer positions. It is their duty and responsibility to allocate the funds on an annual basis.

DISTRIBUTION OF GRANTS

The Board of Directors shall distribute eighty percent (80%) of the annual earnings toward minor football programs in Calgary & Area. Twenty percent (20%) of the earnings will go to other youth based or individual charities (including but not limited to those with a focus on sports, education, health and community service) on an as requested basis. The Board of Directors shall meet once a year to allocate funds.

GRANT APPLICATION

Charitable organizations in need of funds who meet the criteria of the section entitled "Distribution of Grants" are invited to send a detailed request to info@stampederalumni.com. Requests can also be mailed to:

Calgary Stampeder Alumni Association
Charitable Foundation Grant Request
600, 900 - 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3K2

Grants are distributed annually during the month of May.

GRANT DISTRIBUTION

Amount Available $27,090.00

  1. Greater Calgary Amateur Football Association
    1. Shouldice Park Revitalization Project: $20,000.00
    2. Shouldice Park Fieldhouse Fund: $5,000.00
  2. Calgary Booster Club: $1,000.00
  3. Confederation Park 55+ Activity Center- defibrillator purchase: $1090.00

Total: $27,090.00

DONATIONS GRATFULLY ACCEPTED

All donations received are eligible for a tax receipt. Please make cheques payable to the Calgary Stampeder Alumni Charitable Foundation and mail to:

Calgary Stampeder Alumni Association
600, 900 - 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3K2