Established in 1984 with an investment of $200,000, the Hunter Family Foundation is a private Foundation based in Calgary, Alberta. The Foundation was started by H. Douglas Hunter as a gift to his wife, Diane, who had been involved in the volunteer sector for many years. To date it has assisted charitable organizations in the Calgary region by over 55 million dollars.


V. Diane Hunter, President
H. Douglas Hunter, Trustee
Derrick Hunter, Trustee

The Hunters’ gift is an important investment in our efforts to attract and support a diverse group of students and provide them with an engaging, hands-on learning experience.
— Elizabeth Cannon, University of Calgary president and vice-chancellor

Where We Have Donated

  • Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Calgary
  • Hunter Hub @ UofC, for campus wide access to entrepreneurial thinking
  • University of Calgary Scholarships
  • Legacy Children's Foundation
  • The Alex Community Health
  • Calgary Counselling Centre
  • U of C Human Performance Research
  • Fraser Institute
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Momentum
  • Beakerhead
  • Junior Achievement