Carthy Foundation is a private foundation based in Calgary, Alberta.  Established in 1965, the Foundation supports national and regional charitable initiatives. 

MISSIONStriving toward a prosperous Canada – pioneering, confidently diverse, and with abundant opportunity, our mission is to foster the promise of youth and environmental wealth.

Shelley Uytterhagen, President

Shelley Uytterhagen joined Carthy Foundation in 2001 as Program Director, and was appointed President in 2008. 

Formerly, she was a staff member at Agriteam Canada, an international development consulting firm, where she served as project manager and advisor on numerous projects.  She served on the board of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network and is currently on the board of Philanthropic Foundations Canada.

Karen Wilkie, Program Director

Karen Wilkie joined the Carthy Foundation in 2014. 

Prior to this, she served as a policy and government relations strategist with The City of Calgary, and as a researcher and policy analyst with the Canada West Foundation, a Calgary-based public policy think tank. 

Karen brings a strong background and interest in environmental issues and urban policy. 


Brittany Chung, Grants Coordinator

Brittany graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology degree from the University of Calgary.  She has worked with a management services firm, in addition to retail and restaurant businesses.  

Her non-profit experience includes volunteering with several event and service groups.  Brittany is enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn more about and to serve in philanthropy.

P.O. Box 2554, Station M
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M7
Phone: 403.231.7922

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