Helen Zenith, Tamar Zenith and Newzones believe in the importance of “giving back” to our community. Besides our “Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Fund” we also donate to other worthy institutions and organizations.
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Fund
The “NEWZONES Gallery of Contemporary Art Fund” at The Calgary Foundation will contribute to a wide range of charitable organizations that support Calgary’s Visual Arts Community.
To donate, please click here
(Once you reach the Calgary Foundation Donation page, please select “All Funds”,
type Newzones into the search field, and hit enter)
Alberta University of the Arts (AUARTS) – Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Graduating Scholarship
A yearly scholarship is awarded to a graduating AUARTS student in painting, drawing or sculpture.
Contemporary Calgary is a destination dedicated to contemporary and modern art. We are responding to a growing movement in Calgary and invite Calgarians to explore, discover and imagine. With the emphasis of profiling all art of our times, as well as its infulences and predecessors, we hope to present outstanding, challenging and ground breaking works. We began as a collaboration of visual arts partners including the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA), the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) and the Museum of Modern Contemporary Art (MOCA) in co-operation with members of the Calgary visual arts community.
Newzones acted as ‘Fiesta’ sponsor to Contemporary Calgary’s Cinco De Mayo Party.
The new AGO is Toronto-born Frank Gehry’s first building in Canada and marks the very place where he made the initial connection between art and architecture. Hallmarks of his AGO design connect the city and the Gallery in provocative new ways including dramatic sculptural staircases, the warmth of Douglas fir, and the extensive use of glass which infuses the galleries with natural light.
The Transformation AGO project builds on Ken Thomson’s unprecedented gift of art and funding, the commitment of other donors, the vital support of the provincial and federal governments and an innovative architectural expansion by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.
Community support is essential to Glenbow’s success. The excellence of our exhibitions and programs and the growth and preservation of our collections depend on it. In fact, nearly three quarters of Glenbow’s operating budget is based on attendance revenue, membership sales, donations, grants and sponsorships.
YWCA of Calgary
YWCA of Calgary is one of the longest serving social service organizations in Calgary. During its more than 100 year history, the organization has touched tens of thousands of lives and has evolved its programming to meet the changing needs of women in the community. Although other agencies focus on women’s poverty and domestic violence, the YWCA of Calgary also provides a continuum of services focused on moving women from a position of vulnerability to one of sustainable strength and opportunity.
EAR – Elephant Artist Relief
Elephant, Calgary’s Artist Relief Society, is a charitable organization that exists to provide a support framework for visual artists practicing in Calgary. It celebrates the diversity of artistic expression that exists but is sometimes challenged to thrive and prosper in the city of Calgary.
Alberta Ballet, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is Canada’s third largest dance company and is in its 45th season. Alberta Ballet has developed a distinctive repertoire and performance quality that has brought it to the forefront of both its home and international stages. The Company of Alberta Ballet comprises 31 classically trained professional dancers from Australia, Canada, England, France, Japan, Italy, Korea, Cuba and the United States
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
The Company of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks was founded in 1984 with the objective of creating concert jazz dance that sustains the spirit and traditions of jazz. After almost three decades of work, a distinct and eclectic style that mixes groove, African roots, rhythm, improvisation, interplay with musicians, and deeply human soul, has distinguished DJD on the international jazz dance stage. Our founders and artists are progressive historians, innovating boldly while maintaining a respectful and loving eye on the roots of jazz.
National Music Centre
The National Music Centre currently reaches more than 75,000 people every year through our collections, programs and partnerships across the country. From our headquarters in the historic Customs Building in the heart of Calgary, musicians, school kids and music lovers interact with our incredible collection, perform and enjoy shows in our performance spaces and participate in programs that amplify the love, the sharing and the understanding of music.
Alberta Cancer Foundation
To deliver progress in cancer research, prevention, treatment and care by generating community investment for Alberta’s coordinated research strategy, the Cross Cancer Institute, Tom Baker Cancer Centre and 15 other cancer centres throughout the province.
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation was incorporated in 1957 as the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation supports excellence in pediatric health care by funding family centred child health programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced research and education.
JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada
JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. It was founded by a small group of volunteers who wanted to raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause. The Run for the Cure has made great strides since then, while staying true to grassroots and our volunteer founders’ vision.
Peer Support Services for Abused Women is a non-profit society whose mandate is to provide a support system for women who have experienced abuse or are at risk of experiencing abuse.
The Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum (CFIM) is one 16 international Friends’ groups committed to raising awareness and financial support for the Israel Museum, Israel’s largest cultural institution and one of the world’s leading art and archaeological museums. Funds raised by the CFIM support free admission to the Israel Museum for Israeli children of all religions and ethnicities.
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines.
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Opened in 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. Their mandate centers around the idea that respect and understanding of human rights can serve as a positive force for change in the world.
Lionheart Foundation works to increase access to best-in-class mental health supports for children and adolescents experiencing anxiety-based mental health challenges and their families. We do this by building therapeutic clinical capacity and providing financial subsidies to individuals seeking treatment.