Over 500 million reasons to say thank you!

Thanks to the continued generosity of donors, over $25.2M was raised for care, wellness and research initiatives that are advancing health care for Albertans. While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains to be seen, the outpouring of support for our front-line workers has been inspirational.

In these unprecedented times, those in our medical community have been our heroes! Your support of our front-line workers has made our response even stronger. Thank you!

Your generous support over the past 24 years had led to transformational investments that have pioneered medicine, built stronger community health programs and impacted the quality of life for thousands of patients and residents who rely on our health system.

Mike Meldrum, President & CEO, Calgary Health Foundation



Total net fundraising and lottery revenue since 1996

More than $1.2M was disbursed to the Foothills Medical Centre Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for state-of-the-art equipment and the visionary design of a new unit as part of the organization’s Newborns Need Campaign, a $66M commitment to newborn and maternal health.

$25.2M Net fundraising and lottery revenue

$11.3M Calgary Health Foundation's Hospital Home Lotteries and Win-Win lottery net revenue

$1.4M Special event net revenue

$12.6M Donations to the Foundation

$0.23 Cost to raise a dollar

$871K Net fundraising revenue per full time employee

Highlight of Disbursements

$21.7M in disbursements

$14.6M Capital project & equipment

$3.6M Programs & education

$3.4M Research*

$128K Other institutions

Funding a new pediatric emergency pod

Initial funding was disbursed for the groundbreaking of a customized nine-bed, 3,861 square foot pediatric emergency pod at South Health Campus. The new space is designed to meet the growing demands of young families in south Calgary and surrounding communities with a child-friendly environment. The hospital anticipates to care for over 14,500 pediatric patients each year.

Vital to creating breakthroughs in health:

With your support, we’re dedicated to funding health projects that make breakthroughs possible for the thousands of people who rely on our health system every day. Our unique opportunity to work with all four Calgary adult acute care hospitals, numerous community health centres and programs, and 12 long-term care facilities gives us a 360 degree perspective on important health issues impacting our community. It’s why we’re focused on care, wellness and research.

Foothils Medical Centre
Peter Lougheed Centre
Rockyview General Hospital
South Health Campus
Carewest Continuing Care
Calgary's Community Health Services
It is so exciting to come to work and know that we can help people, know that people can get some relief from their depression and know that they can get function back in their lives. Where they come in feeling fearful and hopeless, they leave feeling optimistic, more in control of their lives and like they have a sense of purpose again.

Dr. Lisa Harpur, Rockyview General Hospital, Site Chief of Psychology