The Melton Family | Growing Through Giving

This is the legacy that moves the Melton family forward, together.

The Melton Foundation is committed to serving the charitable needs of the community in an efficient, informed, and compassionate matter.

The Melton Foundation supports those who not only need a hand out, but also a hand up. The Foundation has a mandate to act philanthropically by giving locally (within Alberta) to help build and maintain strong, healthy and sustainable communities.

The Melton Foundation was created to give tangible expression to the philanthropic beliefs of the founders, Stan and Peggy Melton. These same beliefs continue to bind the Melton families together. Good fortune is not a promise, and through giving and sacrifice, our collective lives are enriched.

Areas of Focus

The Melton Foundation provides capital, operational and program funding for:

Children & Youth

Specifically related to education and well-being. 

Community Services

Specifically related to the physical and emotional health of specific populations.  

Alberta Organizations

Out of province requests reviewed at the discretion of the board. 

Special Needs

Groups and projects supporting special needs of specific populations. 

The Melton Foundation supports not just by giving a hand out, but also a hand up.


The Melton Foundation is governed by a multi-generation family board of directors. Meet our board: 

Charities Supported

  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • iHuman
  • Junior Achievement
  • Kids Sport Calgary
  • Kids Sport Edmonton
  • Strong Kids YMCA Calgary
  • Strong Kids YMCA Edmonton
  • Uschool – University of Alberta
  • Wood’s Home Calgary
  • YESS
  • Bissell Centre
  • Calgary Food Bank
  • Edmonton Food Bank
  • Vecova
  • YMCA Collective Kitchen
  • Sign of Hope – Edmonton Catholic Social Services
  • St. Joseph / Newman College
  • Valour Place
  • Catholic Archdiocese

The Melton Foundation Values 


Our hands-on approach to serving our community turns giving into a family activity that brings us closer together. Click on an image below to expand an image gallery and to see more images of the Melton Foundation in action within the community.

Supporting Our Communities

Giving Guidelines

The Melton Foundation provides capital, operational and program funding for Alberta based organizations geared to supporting:

  • Children and Youth (specifically related to education and wellbeing)
  •  Community services (Specifically related to physical and emotional health of populations)
  • Special needs groups and projects
  • Religious organizations (primarily catholic)

All requests, and especially any that fall outside these giving criteria, are evaluated and decided on by the board of directors annually in the fall. Donation requests with sensitive timelines may also be reviewed as needed if there is alignment with the Foundation’s focus areas.

Charities are required to provide reports/updates, which are communicated to the board and may impact future donations.

How to Apply

Please submit donation requests by September 30th of each year for consideration. Please include the following information to support your request:

  • Name of organization
  • Description of organization
  • Type of project
  • Contact person
  • How your request meets our Guidelines for Giving
  • Amount requested

Requests are accepted via mail, fax and email. Contact details are located in the footer.