What We Do
Covenant Foundation's purpose is to support Covenant Health's 155-year legacy of providing quality compassionate care – healing the body, enriching the mind and nurturing the soul. Our foundation raises funds to help support specialized programs and services, state-of-the-art equipment, and leading-edge research and education for 21 Covenant sites across Alberta.
With the generous support of our donors, we're transforming health care for hospital patients and long-term care residents, their families and healthcare teams. Please watch this special video from a Covenant Health patient and loved one to learn about the life-changing difference you make through gifts to our foundation.
Covenant Foundation exists to provide opportunities for the community at large to support and contribute to Covenant Health.
Our foundation raises funds in many ways including special events. We also rely on the direct donation support from our community members.
Through an annual grant application process, we're proud to work with our partners at Covenant facilities to deliver the funding they need to support the patients, residents and families they serve.
We're proud of our accomplishments over the years, including these milestones:
- Investing over $4 million to enhance the NICUs at the Grey Nuns and Misericordia Community Hospitals to ensure moms, babies and families have the best care and support available.
- Providing over $2 million to the Institute of Reconstruction Sciences Medicine (iRSM) at the Misericordia Community Hospital. iRSM is globally renowned for its pioneering work to rebuild faces and restore function after head and neck cancer or facial trauma.
- Granting $100,000 towards the enhancement of the Misericordia Community Hospital’s mental health program to create a more home-like atmosphere for patients.
- Funding more than $800,000 to renovate the Mel Miller Hospice at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre to create spaces of warmth and comfort for residents and their families, including upgrades to all resident rooms and family spaces.
Covenant Foundation is accredited by the Imagine Canada Standards Program. Our accreditation confirms our commitment to the highest standards of accountability, transparency and governance. For information about Imagine Canada, visit imaginecanada.ca.
Together, we're creating vibrant communities of health and healing across Alberta. Thank you!
Covenant Foundation respectfully acknowledges that our central office and several foundation-supported Covenant sites are located on Treaty 6 territory and Region 4 of the Métis Nation of Alberta, a traditional land and gathering place of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others. We also support Covenant sites all across Alberta on Treaty 4, 6 and 7 territory, as well as the Regions 2, 3 and 4 of the Métis Nation of Alberta. We honour and respect the people whose histories, languages and cultures have been here for thousands of years and continue to influence our vibrant community. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.