The Calgary Foundation
"The Foundation facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long-term benefit of Calgary and area."
Since the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation was established in 1995, it has had a close relationship with the Calgary Foundation as its majority shareholder. Guided by the wisdom of Eleanor Luxton and founding Board member, Donald Hatch, an endowment was established that is managed by the Calgary Foundation. The income from the endowment supports the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation’s operations. This relationship has freed the Foundation to concentrate on the programs in the Banff and Bow Valley community without having to worry about the management of our funds. In addition to ongoing advice and strong support for our initiatives, the Calgary Foundation has provided additional financial support for projects such as:
- Bison Belong
- Publication of Latchstring Out book
- Beaver Street concept seed funding (Community grant)
- Beaver Lodge and Laneway Housing development (Impact Investment Loan)
Edmonton Community Foundation
“The Edmonton Community Foundation’s mission is to attract and steward endowment funds and to make strategic investments that enhance quality of life in Edmonton.”
The Edmonton Community Foundation has provided annual support for the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation’s projects.
Banff Heritage Corporation & Town of Banff
The Town of Banff is an important supporter of the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation.
“The Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation as a neighbourhood museum, activist for heritage preservation in the national park and director of the Banff Heritage Corporation is a key partner” in achieving one of the Town of Banff’s strategic goals, Preserving Cultural Vibrancy.
The Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation’s properties on the 200 block of Beaver Street have all been designated Municipal Historic Resources by the Town of Banff. “The Historical Resources Act empowers the Town of Banff to formally recognize and legally protect heritage resources of local significance through designation as Municipal Historic Resources” (https://banff.ca). The designated houses are maintained to Municipal Historic Resource standards, which are aligned with Alberta provincial standards. With designation, the Town of Banff provides some financial support to restore and maintain the Luxton properties as Municipal Historic Resources.
Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
“The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation is a public trust agency established in 1973 as a provincial agency and corporation of the Government of Alberta. The Foundation is the principal heritage support agency of the Government of Alberta.”
Properties that are designated Municipal Historic Resources are eligible for Alberta Historical Resources Foundation grant funding to assist in preserving the designated buildings.