Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Martin Garber-Conrad

Inducted in

Edmonton Community Foundation (Canada)

Chief Executive Officer

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Biographical Abstracts

Martin Garber-Conrad is chief executive officer of Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF), the fourth largest community foundation in Canada which grants more than $20 million each year primarily to local charities in the areas of health, social services, education, arts, recreation and leisure, and environment. ECF also operates a $30 million Social Enterprise Fund that provides debt financing for social enterprises, social housing and other social purpose real estate. He co-chaired the Steering Committee of Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth and Families (CUP), and worked closely with the University of Alberta and others to help institutionalize the theory and practice of engagement scholarship within the University. He has also served as an active member or chair of groups focusing on homelessness, social housing, hunger, family violence, women’s shelters, safe cities, sexual exploitation, faith and ministry, family services, child development, drug treatment in Edmonton.

Areas of Expertise

  • Philanthropy
  • Social enterprise