Prosser Charitable Foundation was formed in 2002 by
Eric and Kathy Prosser, with a focus on protecting
the welfare of and advancing the education of "at
risk" children in Alberta. EvenStart has been the
grateful recipient of several Prosser Foundation grants
over the years. The Prossers have been our staunchest
supporters, ensuring the program graduation of at
least 5 children (from program years one through three).
Not only have their contributions allowed for sustainability
in our general programs and services delivery, the
Prosser Foundation has supported our Holiday Hamper
Campaign shortfalls, and has ensured we have met our
quota of supplying personal/household items, and grocery
cards, to children and their families in need at Christmas
time - Thank You Eric & Kathy Prosser!
recognizes that operating in communities and countries
is a privilege. They manage their business in a way
that promotes social, environmental and economic benefits
for stakeholders. They believe that their efforts
to build a competitive workforce, enhance health and
wellbeing, and protect the environment benefit both
Marathon and the communities in which they operate.
Their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy
keeps them focused on key concepts that help align
social responsibility efforts with business goals,
needs and operations. EvenStart is the proud recipient
of a major Marathon Oil donation in 2012. Thank you
to the employees and management of Marathon Oil Canada!
has built a solid reputation as a caring, community-minded
organization and example of servant leadership" in industry.
Their consistent philosophy is "it is an honour to help”.
It is EvenStart's experience that Centron's approach
originates from a belief in the responsibility to support
the community without an anticipated or strategic interest
in business return. The result is quiet but impactful
support from a business to the non-profit sector and,
more importantly, to those whom the sector seeks to
serve." The Harris Family/Centron has suported the enrollment
costs of two children per year, for the last five years.
Thank You Centron/ The Harris Family!
Energy- its employess and the matching program of
the company - have been a major supporter of our children
and the programs serving them.
- Thank You Cenovus Energy!
United Way distributes funds received from Calgary
Donors, across many non-profit agencies and charities
in Calgary. The EvenStart Foundation receives such
a grant on an annual, contractual basis. Those funds
are used to support grassroots activities directly
related to both child and family support. The program
grant contributes to support a minimum of fifteen
visits per year by our Professional Staff (Psychologists,
Social Workers, Special Needs Teachers, Speech and
Language Pathologists, OT Practitioners, etc). EvenStart
is thus able to assist with Parenting, Child Assessment,
and Referrals to other Calgary social sector resources.
EvenStart's Home Visitation Program is substantially
assisted by Calgary Donors via a United Way grant
- Thank You Calgary!
recognizes that success as a financial institution and
a community partner is directly related to the health
of its communities. That's why they donate millions
of dollars and encourage their employees to volunteer
for causes that matter to customers, employees and stakeholders.
Thank you to the TD Community Investment Team (and Ellen
Dungen and Susan Lauret) for their support of EvenStart's
initative related to childhood literacy!
Safe Haven Foundation has been instrumental in support
of the EvenStart for Children programs that provide
educational and therapeutic interventions for our children
'at risk'. Funding received from Safe Haven Foundation,
within a three-year grant, provides sustainability for
specialized therapy programs directly responsible for
renewed child health and developmental progress. Thank
You Safe Haven Foundation!
Family Funds of the Calgary Foundation
Calgary Foundation supports charities in all parts of
the nonprofit sector: Arts & Heritage, Community Development,
Education, Environment, Health, Human Services and Recreation.
EvenStart has been the recipient of numerous Family
Funding Grants from within the Foundation, such as the
Poelzer, Cole Eva, and Moffat Family Funds. Thank
you to the Foundation for supporting EvenStart as one
of its recipient charities!
Husky Group of Companies
is committed to responsible corporate citizenship. This
includes the integration of social, environmental and
economic considerations into its core businesses while
engaging key stakeholders and conducting business in
a manner that maximizes positive impacts on current
and future generations. We thank Husky Groupfo Cpmanies
for their Gas rebate program. EvenStart supports a fleet
of school buses that make their way through the city
each day to pick up and drop off children from impoverished
backgrounds. The Gas Rebate Program make a world of
difference to our operatings costs for thos evehciles.
Thank You Husky!
filling food banks to bringing families together, Shaw's
aim is to help communities grow and flourish by using
the power of its network. Shaw is actively involved
with projects that cover all levels of education, ranging
from pre-school to college and university. Since 1999,
Shaw has supported Teaching and Learning with Technology
(TLT), a professional development tool for Alberta educators
from kindergarten to post-secondary. Shaw provides financial
support and hosts TLT's website. JR Shaw, founder of
Shaw Communications, served as chair of NAIT's Board
of Governors from 1990 to 1997. His legacy serves as
a reminder to corporate social responsibility, ethics
and entrepreneurship. EvenStart thanks Shaw for their
continuous support and return to community!
Calgary Herald has previously supported EvenStart
did so again in 2012. The Herald's Christmas Fund
benefits families, children and youth, locally.
The goal of the campaign is to raise the profile
of some of the city's social agencies and provide
an opportunity for Calgarians to respond to these
needs. Agencies continue to be selected based on
these original criteria. TThe millions that hav
ebeen raised are due to the wonderful generosity
and caring spirit of Calgarians.
All of the administration costs associated with
the Christmas Fund are absorbed by the Calgary Herald.
One hundred percent of all funds donated go to the
appreciates the Children's Hospital Aid Society of
Calgar, and their overwhelming generosity towards
our programs and its children with sever developmental
delays. Many thanks to the organization members for
aligning with our rmandate and supporting our services
for children and families in poverty and 'at risk'.
you to Nexen and its employees, who, through their matching
gifts program, have generously donated to EvenStart's
annual hamper program for children and families in need
during the holiday season!
Venture Partners Calgary is a partnership between generous
individuals and not-for-profits in a new model of giving.
SVP combines the time, expertise, financial and physical
resources of its partner for the benefit of resource-constrained
not-for-profits. EvenStart for Children Charity receives
not only the commitment of Grant monies but the assist
of much-needed resources and professional advice that
leads to more successful outcomes. Thank You SVP Partners!
Toskan Casale Foundation is committed to supporting
and strengthening community-based grassroots organizations
that, through their social programs, reach out to
at-risk people and provide them with immediate relief
and long-term stability. Building upon a tradition
of innovative thinking, the Toskan Casale Foundation
was launched in 2001. The Toskan Casale Foundation
currentlydoes not accepting grant proposals and the
EvenStart program recieved funding
through the students of Colonel MacLeod who were successful
in their bid for a Youth and Philanthropy grant on
behalf of EvenStart. Thank You to both the Foundation
and Calgary's Colonel McLeod High School!
in the Beltline district of downtown Calgary, UTHRIVE
is a unique multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to
helping people achieve wellness objectives. Armed
with a wealth of knowledge, including some of the
most sought after techniques in the industry, their
collaborative team environment allows them to provide
care where it's needed, when it's needed - it is a
stop shop for reaching your full health and wellness.
Ijn that vein, and as a full circl eapproach to community
wellbeing, uthrive supports the EvenStart for Children
Foundation in numerous ways - proceeds from events,
and donations towards psecific programs. Thank you
to the uthrive team including George Fink (Philanthropist)
and Uyen Nguyen BA, BScPT, CPMA, AFCI Practitioner.
has been the recipient of three Guinnes and Green
charity events held by the firm of Odgers & Berndtson
in Calgary. Thanks to partners Tim Hamilton, Janet
Soles, Kevin Hall, and Kevin Gregor for their generous
support from paste-years event proceeds, as well as
their alignment with our cause! Thank You!
Canada Foundation has provided EvenStart with multiple
years of Grant support to enhance its transportation,
computer, and therapy programs.The McKesson Canadan
Foundation's philanthropy has helped us through the
sustainable nature of their giving to EvenStart. Thank
You McKesson Canada!