Alex Draper

Alex joined the Social Enterprise Fund in 2019 after over eight years with Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). While at ECF, he held several roles, including managing Student Awards and advising philanthropists on ways to invest money into the charitable community. While managing the donor-advised granting at ECF, Alex disbursed over $12 million annually to organizations of all types in the community, including those working in environmental protection, education, health, human services, and arts and culture.

Alex has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and in 2016, was named the first Community Philanthropy Fellow in Canada. As the inaugural fellow, he embarked on a project to examine how funding data is created and shared. This work has resulted in the Alberta Nonprofit Network inviting him to join the Data Steering Committee which is designing and establishing a data strategy for the nonprofit sector in Alberta. He is also on the leadership team of Data For Good Edmonton. He establishes and operates scholarship programs with the Africa Centre and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and also serves on funding and advisory committees for the Loran Scholars Foundation, United Way of Alberta Capital Region and Homeward Trust Edmonton.