What we Do

At Fig Tree Foundation, we are confident that an opportunity exists to achieve a greater net impact from existing development and aid efforts by encouraging and facilitating cooperation as well as by making disciplined impactful investments in low-income communities around the world.

The Fig Tree Foundation collaborates with Roundtable Members and their in-country partners and projects to support sustainable development initiatives around the world. We do this through local capacity building and networking for Calgary-based NGOs, to support their work, and spur collaboration which strengthens their impacts, locally and abroad.

Fig Tree Foundation provides regular roundtable events on issues of interest to Roundtable Members. These events also provide a chance for networking and sharing of learnings between members.

funding principles

In addition to working with our members to provide opportunities for capacity building and collaboration, Fig Tree Foundation also funds projects that align with our principles:


A commitment to sharing learnings, successes and failures of project implementation with Fig Tree Foundation and the Roundtable members, in order to help catalyze future development projects.


The project has the ability to continue to provide benefits to the community after the initial implementation and investment has been completed.


The project is working with an in-country partner and has demonstrated connections with the local stakeholders.


The impact the project will have for the people and community where it is implemented, along with proof that the local community is engaged and supportive.

Canadian Humanitarian
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