What is the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation? 

The Edmonton Public Schools Foundation was established in 2010 by the Division’s elected Board of Trustees. Our Foundation’s mandate is to raise awareness and funds to level the educational playing field in our community by supporting Division programs that exist outside of the Alberta Government’s public funding. We work with a committed Board of Directors who are dedicated to our mission and genuinely care about the future of today’s learners and tomorrow’s leaders. 

Since beginning our fundraising work, six full-day Kindergarten classrooms have been established with support from the Foundation: Tipaskan, Lauderdale, Mee-Yah-Noh, Beacon Heights, Calder and Princeton schools. We are proud partners with the administrators, educators and communities of these schools, and champion the power of Full Day Kindergarten, which gives children extra time in the classroom, when they need it most.

Over the last year, through our Chromebooks for Kids program, hundreds of Chromebooks have been provided to students who otherwise wouldn’t have access to technology outside of the classroom. To date, we have distributed devices to more than 60 schools across Edmonton. 

Together with our community partners, we support evidence-based Division programming that addresses systemic inequities through investment across six funding priorities: Full Day Kindergarten; Learning Interventions; Mental Wellness; School Nutrition; Learning Tools and Technology; and Enrichment Opportunities.

I want to share information about the Foundation on Social Media. Who do I tag? 

We want to celebrate your fundraising with you! Please tag Edmonton Public Schools Foundation on the following platforms:

Instagram - @epsbfoundation 
Twitter - @EPSFoundation
Facebook @Edmonton Public Schools Foundation

Edmonton Public Schools (@epsbnews) may also be tagged, and if you are affiliated with a school or organization, be sure to use their handles in your posts, too.  

Have questions? We’re here to help, send us a message!

How does the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation use donations?

Contributions to the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation benefit all 212 Edmonton Public Schools through the support and delivery of programming that addresses systemic inequities through investment across six funding pillars: Full Day Kindergarten; Learning Enhancements; Mental Wellness; School Nutrition; Learning Tools and Technology; and Enrichment Opportunities. 

Learn more about our work

How does the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation use my personal information?

We abide by the Edmonton Public School Board’s privacy policies.

The Edmonton Public Schools Foundation has developed this website as a resource for individuals and organizations wanting information about our Foundation, services and resources.

We are committed to providing our visitors with a website that respects privacy. 

We do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via email, through a contact form or by registering in a secure portion of the site (i.e., online registration forms).

Any personal information you provide is protected under Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This means that, at the point of collection, you will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose of collection, and that you have a right to access the information.

Additional information can be found at epsb.ca/privacy/

What is Blackbaud?

Blackbaud is a marketing infrastructure service provider offering advanced Internet fundraising solutions to charitable, educational, and political organizations.

Is my personal information secure?

Yes. Our card processing service, Blackbaud Merchant Services, makes every effort to protect your information. Blackbaud has been validated as a Level 1 service provider and payment gateway by the PCI Security Standards Council, having met the industry’s most stringent data security requirements. It is our priority, and that of Blackbaud Merchant Services, to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information are secure.

Do I need to donate online? 

The Edmonton Public Schools Foundation gratefully accepts gifts online, in-person, by mail, or over the phone.

Online donations can be made securely through our online giving platform supported by Blackbaud.

In-person donations (Cash or Cheque) can be delivered to the Reception Desk at the Centre for Education (1 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB, T5H 4G9) between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except for Statutory Holidays).

Please make your cheque payable to the “Edmonton Public Schools Foundation” and mail your donation to:

Edmonton Public Schools Foundation
Centre for Education, Main Floor
1 Kingsway NW
Edmonton AB T5H 4G9 

If you wish to make a donation over the phone, we will gladly assist you. Please call (780) 970-5238.

For more information or for specific questions, please send us a note

When will the Reading For Life Read-A-Thon take place?

We look forward to our third annual Reading for Life Read-A-Thon during the 2022-2023 school year.

We will release the exact dates soon! We can’t wait to read with you!

What is the Reading For Life Read-A-Thon & Fundraiser?

Our Reading for Life Read-A-Thon and Fundraiser was held for the first time in 2021, in response to the need for a virtual way to connect with our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, in place of our Ready for Life Breakfast. The second year of Reading for Life grew to be a two-week campaign that was held from May 18, 2022 until June 1, 2022 and included several fundraising teams representing schools from across the Division.

This annual two-week campaign challenges readers to push their reading habits to the limit. Everyone is encouraged to challenge friends and family to see who can read the most while supporting Edmonton Public Schools in the process! Participation is for everyone - those who want to read, support a reader, or both. While we generally encourage fundraising as part of the event, there is no obligation or requirement to fundraise. Social media conversations power much of this campaign; check out #readingforlife2022 to see what people said about last year’s event!