Your Donation Gives Forever

All donations are pooled in an endowment of the Calgary Foundation. The principle of the donation is never used, only a portion of the earned interest and dividends from the fund is granted each year. Given now and your donation will contribute year after year.

Give On-Line

All contributions are made through the Calgary Foundation—earmarked for the Chinook Lesbian and Gay Fund.

  1. Go to:
  2. Click: Give Online
  3. Click: General Donation
  4. Enter in the Option 1 Box – “Chinook Lesbian and Gay Fund” then Click “Continue”
  5. Choose: “Chinook Lesbian and Gay Fund” then Click Continue
  6. Enter your donation information and Click Continue
  7. Enter your Credit Card Information (VISA or Mastercard) and Click “Submit Donation”

If you wish to give while at a Chinook event, then please contact
donate [at]

Mail a Cheque

To make a donation, write it to “The Calgary Foundation” but add to the cheque on the note line:
“Allocate to the Chinook Lesbian and Gay Endowment Fund.”

Send it to:
The Calgary Foundation
700, 999 8th Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1J5

How Secure is the Money?

The Calgary Foundation is a public charity established in 1955. It manages about $400 million dollars and counting. They maintain high professional standards in the investment and management of the various funds entrusted to their care.

How much of my donation funds causes?

As an endowment fund, every dollar you donate becomes part of the capital endowment funds; the Calgary Foundation invests our contributions, and 4.5 percent of the Fund is made available for grants. Income earned in excess of the grant allocation and costs is reinvested as capital.

I don’t have cash, so how else can I give?
Contributions can also be made through the Calgary Foundation as a bequest from your will, gifts of securities, real estate, life insurance, or a charitable remainder trust. In the event that you wish to give these ways, please inform the Calgary Chinook Fund and contact the Calgary Foundation at:
403 802 - 7700

I don’t want to be OUT there, how will this work?

Contributions are made directly through the Calgary Foundation. No one needs to know you donated or how much you donated—they will not publish your donation or in request, so there is no way link your donation to our fund unless you disclose the information

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