Endowment Fund

Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society Endowment Fund

Forever Folk Fest

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society Fund is an important part of the Edmonton Folk Festival’s long-term financial stability plan.  This fund is used to help keep ticket prices accessible for all patrons in times of rising costs, especially for world-calibre artists. The Fund provides an opportunity for patrons of fine folk music to ensure this style of music continues forever in the Edmonton region. The Folk Festival also contributes surplus funds yearly and all proceeds from candle sales during the Festival to grow the Fund.

The Endowment Fund—All funds donated to the Fund are entrusted to the Edmonton Community Foundation for investment.  The Folk Festival receives an annual income of 3.5% per year forever.

How can I become a supporter?

Living Legacy—If you want to contribute now, or in memory of someone who loved the Festival, here is what you can do:

  1. Any time of year
    Make your cheque payable to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society, memo: Endowment Fund and either drop it by in person our mail it to  P.O. Box 4130, Edmonton, AB T6E 4T2, or donate directly through the Edmonton Community Foundation, memo: Edmonton Folk Festival at 9910-103 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2V7.
  2. During the Festival
    Go to the Information Tent and make your donation cheque payable to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society, memo: Endowment Fund or to the Edmonton Community Foundation, memo: Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

No matter which way you choose to donate, you will receive a charitable tax receipt, as the festival is a registered charity (BN/Reg. No. 128941226RR0001).

Bequest—You can name the Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society as a beneficiary in your will or life insurance.  If you decide on this approach, we would appreciate you letting us know about your commitment so we can say “thanks” and invite you to acknowledgement events.

Questions? Call Terry Wickham, Producer, or Vicki Fannon, Manager of Volunteers, at the Festival office, 780-429-1899. We will be happy to provide more information. During the Festival, ask for the Forever Folk Fest brochure at the Information Tent.

Note: No administrative or fundraising costs will be removed from any donations.