Who we are…

Created as a trust by Senator Patrick Burns, Burns Memorial Fund (BMF) works to enhance the education, health and well-being of young Calgarians.

Senator Burns was a prominent businessman and philanthropist who passed away in 1937. He left his legacy to the children of Calgary. Today, BMF carries on his work through three funds:

The Police and Fire Funds focus on the educational needs of the children of police officers and firefighters. The Children’s Fund assists children living in low-income situations, as well as providing grants to registered charities working in the areas of health, education and recreation for low-income children.