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September 05, 2022

It's time to be Unstoppable.

For kids whose lives are full of chaos and uncertainty, a welcoming, home-like place where they can have a nutritious meal, get help with homework, and make healthy connections with others can be life-altering. That's why the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation is proud to launch the Unstoppable Fundraiser in support of Youth Centres of Calgary. Read more and bid on some amazing auction items now!
Our title sponsors are Spruce Meadows, Red Arrow Motorcoach, and Pipella Law.
It's time to be #unstoppable
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June 03, 2022

Patches for a Purpose

This year, the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation has partnered with Cavalry FC and introduced Patches for a Purpose. Five different patches will be sold with proceeds going to a related charity.

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September 29, 2021

Unstoppable Auction raises over $100,000 for Spirit North

As we all take this time to acknowledge and reflect on the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation is thrilled to announce that, with your help, we raised $103,362.36 in support of Spirit North - a charitable organization that uses land-based activities to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children and youth, empowering them to become unstoppable in sport, school and life.

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August 09, 2021

Supporting DeWinton Pony Club

The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation is proud to donate to the DeWinton Pony Club. This club is a branch of the Canadian Pony Club Alberta South Region that has been developing young Equestrians since 1971. Their mission is to develop amazing young equestrians and citizens that are confident, competent, and knowledgeable about their sport, safety, and care of their equestrian partners.
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About the Leg Up Foundation

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 & Wellness, Amateur & Grassroots Sport, Community, and Agriculture.

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. 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.


Education Programs

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 and 2019 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


Donations

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

  1. Donate online by clicking the DONATE NOW tab above.
  2. Phone Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation at: 403-974-4219
  3. Make a cheque payable 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


Contact Us

For further information on the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation, please contact

The Foundation Administrator
Rimma Jones
Phone: 403.974.4219
email: legupfoundation@sprucemeadows.com

Our Address:
Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation
18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Calgary, Alberta. T2X 4B7

Supporting Community

While the foundation directly offers some of our own programming, most of our giving is to partner organizations that align with our mission and vision. 

We support charitable groups that work within our pillars of Education, Community, Health and Wellness, Amateur and Grassroots Sport and Agriculture.  Our focus is on Calgary, Foothills County, and surrounding areas, but is not limited to these areas.

There are no deadlines for requests.  We receive requests throughout the year.

To APPLY for a donation, your organization must be a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency or a qualified donee as identified by the Canada Revenue Agency.  Please do not apply if these criteria are not met. The work of your organization must be in one or more of our pillars of Education, Community, Health and Wellness, Amateur and Grassroots Sport and Agriculture.  

Once your application is received, we will be reaching out to you for your organization's Operating Budget and most recent Audited Financials. 



Reports

  • 2021 Community Report

  • 2021 Leg Up Foundation Financials

  • 2020 Community Report

  • 2020 Leg Up Foundation Financials

  • 2019 Community Report

  • 2019 Leg Up Foundation Financials

  • 2018 Community Report

  • 2018 Leg Up Foundation Financials

  • 2017 Community Report

  • 2017 Leg Up Foundation Financials

  • 2016 Community Report

  • 2016 Leg Up Foundation Financials