About the Leg Up Foundation & You


Since opening its doors in 1975, communities from Calgary, Alberta and Canada have supported the endeavours of Spruce Meadows. Spruce Meadows' mandate has been the commitment to returning that generosity by giving back to the community in meaningful ways. Spruce Meadows is open 365 days a year for all to enjoy and the cost of admission during the show jumping tournaments is still only five dollars, with children under 12 and seniors complimentary. The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation is the official charitable arm of Spruce Meadows, proudly formed in 2015. 

 

The Foundation is committed to supporting education, health, wellness, amateur and grassroots sport and raises funds throughout the year for these key areas. We are proud of the fact that we support a broad range of initiatives from helping to stop childhood hunger, to families requiring emergency assistance, to Education of our youths. With your support, we are creating positive change and touching the lives of thousands.

 

We hope you are proud of the work that we do in the community because we could not do it without you. Thank you for your unwavering support of Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation and our events.

MISSION AND VISION
Our mission is to fully support initiatives that bring positive change to the lives of Albertans. The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation is committed to supporting education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports.

 

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A Worthwhile Initiative to Support

 

Throughout the year, the Spruce Meadows Leg up Foundation will undertake a variety of initiatives to raise money to support the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation Education Programs as well as other community programs and initiatives. In addition to funding various charities throughout Alberta, the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation operates a formal Educational Program for children in Calgary and surrounding communities.

 

The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation Education Program targets students in grades 4 through 6, focusing on various elements in the Alberta curriculum, including the ecosystem, animal learning with a special focus on the horse, and the environment. The program is offered at no cost to participating schools and has expanded from 6 days in 2017 to 10 days in 2018 to accommodate as many students as possible. The participating students are able to see Spruce Meadows, enhance their learning potential by participating in a hands-on program and be exposed to a unique environment that they may not otherwise experience.

 

To learn more, please visit the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation Education Programs page - https://www.sprucemeadows.com/education_programs.jsp.

 

(funds for which will be donated via registered, qualified Charitable organizations as defined in subsection 149.1(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada). Funds raised in support of the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation will be directed by the Board of Directors to support Charitable initiatives in the areas of Amateur Sport, Education, Health and Wellness.

 

For further information, please contact The Foundation Administrator, Sarah Ftichar at 403.974.4200.

 

Our Address:

18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

Calgary, Alberta. T2X 4B7

 

The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation is a registered Charity #82168 3364 RR0001. A federal Non-Profit Corporation that is extra-provincially registered in Alberta. The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation appreciates all donations. There are multiple ways to donate
 

Donate online through ATB Cares* by clicking the DONATE NOW button. You will be redirected to our page on the ATB Cares website where you can enter your donation and payment information.
 

Phone Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation at:

403-974-4200

Make a cheque to “Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation” and mail to:

Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation

18011 Spruce Meadows Way S.W.

Calgary AB Canada T2X 4B7

 

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Community Support


Funds raised in support of the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation will be directed by the Board of Directors to support Charitable initiatives in the areas of Amateur Sport, Education, Health and Wellness. If you would like to be considered for a donation from the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation, please email your proposal. Please provide a brief description of your organization, the timeframe for which funding is required, how the funding will be used and your contact information.
Please note that only registered charitable organizations will be considered for funding.

 

View the 2016 Community Report
 

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50/50 WINNER Information

 

We thank you for your support of the 50/50 raffles at Spruce Meadows. As a result of the donations collected through the 50/50 raffles, the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation has been able to support a number of wonderful organizations including the Calgary Food Bank, AAFS, Epilepsy Association of Calgary, various 4H Clubs and more. Thank you for your wonderful support of such a valuable initiative.


For more facts about donating through ATB Cares CLICK HERE

 

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*About atbcares.com

For 75 years, ATB Financial has helped Albertans achieve their dreams and make a difference in their communities. Donate to any Canadian registered charity and ATB will pay 100% of administrative fees. Donate to any Alberta registered charity and ATB will match 15% of each dollar. Please note that ATB Cares operates within the UTC time zone (Universal Time Coordinated). MST (Alberta) is UTC - 7:00, meaning donations made after 4:59:59pm MST (6:59:59 EST) will be time stamped for the following day. Please keep this in mind if the specific date is relevant to your charitable tax receipt.