Burns Memorial Fund

 

The Burns Memorial Fund trustees form a joint board to govern a private charitable foundation (The Children’s Fund) and two non-profit trusts The Police and Fire Funds. Burns Memorial Fund provides educational grants for the children of police officers and firefighters, offers financial assistance to meet the health, education and recreation needs of children living in low-income situations and supports registered charities focused on low-income children.


Burns Memorial Fund

1120, 105 -12 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A1
(403) 234-9396 phone
(403) 233-0513 fax
www.BurnsFund.com

Burns Memorial Fund is the gift of Senator Patrick Burns – a successful rancher, businessman and philanthropist. Senator Burns was an active citizen of Calgary, contributing to the development of many of the city’s institutions and charities. He was one of the “Big Four” – the four ranchers who organized the Calgary Stampede. Senator Patrick Burns passed away in 1937, leaving this legacy for the children of Calgary. In 2008, Senator Burns was named Alberta’s Greatest Citizen, as part of an initiative marking The Calgary Herald’s 125th anniversary.

 

Today, Burns Memorial Fund is guided by the following

mission statement:

 

Honouring the legacy of Senator Patrick Burns, we work to ensure that each child in Calgary reaches their full potential. By investing resources in the areas of education, health and well-being, we build a strong community for our children and youth.

 

The Burns Memorial Fund trustees form a joint board to govern a private charitable foundation (The Children’s Fund) and two non-profit trusts (The Police and Fire Funds). Burns Memorial Fund provides educational grants for the children of police officers and firefighters, offers financial assistance to meet the health, education and recreation needs of children living in low-income situations and supports registered charities focused on low-income children.

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Programs

Burns Memorial Fund is responsible for The Children’s Fund (a private charitable foundation which supports low-income families and charitable organizations working with children) and The Police and Fire Funds (two non-profit trusts focused on the children of police officers and fire fighters). These Funds are a gift from Senator Patrick Burns to Calgary’s citizens. For more information about Senator Burns, visit the About Us section. For more information on the grants provided through each Fund, click the following links.


* Children’s Fund – High School Students, Community Organization Grants, Support for Low Income Families, Oral Health Program
* The Fire Fund – Post Secondary Grants, Special Needs Grants
* The Police Fund – Post Secondary Grants, Special Needs Grants