An introductory message from our leadership

Over the last quarter-century, philanthropy has transformed thousands of lives in our community by accelerating health care innovation and improving access to life-changing procedures.

Together, we will continue to attract leading health care expertise to our community and leverage opportunities in precision and emerging medicine. Thank you for contributing to 25 years of community impact by investing in the Calgary Heath Foundation.

MIKE MELDRUM, President & CEO, Calgary Health Foundation

Summary of Calgary Health Foundation investments

Care

1,000+ more

surgeries per year are now possible with the opening of an additional operating room at Peter Lougheed Centre.

11,000+ patients

undergo minimally invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures in the cardiac cath-lab at Foothills Medical Centre.

1.7X increase

in demand for Cardiopulmonary Stress Tests (CPET) due to the rise of Long COVID supported by donors with a new piece of equipment at Rockyview General Hospital.

Wellness

256 referrals

to community agencies representing health, housing, substance use treatment and various other resources via the Recovery Coaches four month trial.

3,700 women

tuned into Calgary Health Foundation’s virtual conversations, which took on the uncomfortable topics in women’s health.

1.5X higher

rate of overdose reported in 2020 than in previous years making additions to triage for the 40 bed* Renfrew Recovery Centre critical.

* Capacity adjusted due to COVID-19 protocols

Research

> $1.8M

in funding completed to six projects advancing care for high-risk pregnancies and complications at birth.

Nine areas

via the P3 co-hort study for the prediction, prevention and intervention of preterm birth.

* With a total investment of $5M with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

800,000 individuals

age 18 to 65 identified as having substance use and/or a mental health issue in Alberta as part of the PRECISE-MH research data collection*.

* As of April, 2018

A spotlight on how donors are advancing care for Southern Alberta

Foothills Medical Centre

Almost $600K (during fiscal year 2021)

With the support of a generous donor, funded the Blood Coagulopathy Monitoring Project led by Dr. Prism Schneider, to better predict the risk of blood clotting related complications.

Peter Lougheed Centre

$1.37M total investment by Calgary Health Foundation donors

Completed funding to open the expansion of eight care spaces within the Hemodialysis Unit to provide care for an additional 48 patients.

Rockyview General Hospital

Almost $25,000 to advance care

Provided state-of-the-art equipment and training in the area of CPR intervention for cardiac arrest patients to provide the best in life-saving technology.

South Health Campus

$144K in funding to ensure critical equipment is available

Provided two new Manoscan towers and scopes for the Gut Motility Clinic to optimize high-resolution diagnostics for patients experiencing digestive issues due to nerves and muscles of the gut not working in coordination.

Carewest

Close to $17K in donor funding to enhance quality of life programming.

Funded enhancements to quality of life programming such as tablets for residents, flowers for the horticulture program and bringing spaces to life through art murals.

Community Health

$30K to ensure the best support during the more difficult times.

Supported advancements made to the Grief Support Program, providing specialized individual and group therapy for those needing care in grief and bereavement.

Net fundraising revenue

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Lotteries

Events

Major gifts & bequests

Annual programs

$27M

TOTAL NET FUNDRAISING REVENUE

$16.9M

Lottery revenues
(up from $13.8M in 2021)

$9.9M

Donation revenues
(up from $8.3M in 2021)

$456K

Event Revenues
(up from $375k in 2021)

Your support provides funds that enhance care, wellness and research to transforms lives of patients in Southern Alberta and around the world.

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23%

cost to raise a dollar
(three year average 25%)

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$901K

Revenue per full time employee

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$33.3M

held in endowments

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$106.9M

Restricted funds committed to capital projects and program advancements

Total disbursements

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Capital projects & equipment

Programs & education

Research

Annual Programs

$10.5M

Total Disbursements

$5.4M

CAPITAL PROJECTS & EQUIPMENT

$1.3M

PROGRAMS & EDUCATION

$3.6M

RESEARCH*

$260K

ANNUAL PROGRAMS

* includes disbursements to the University of Calgary

$65M

Committed to future projects

Note: Calgary Health Foundation disburses money to Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine at agreed increments or at project and purchase completion as a reimbursement. Total disbursements represents project dollars that have been reimbursed, however is not inclusive of all the project commitments Calgary Health Foundation has made.