Frances G. Cosco Foundation (FGCF) is a Canadian charity based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our mission statement commits us to improve the lives of disadvantaged people through education: “Education for Change”.

"It is critically important for women to be educated." That was the visionary conviction of Frances G. Cosco as she grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1930s. A schoolteacher and feminist before her time, she was the mother of co-founder of FGCF, David Cosco, who became involved in charitable work in Ethiopia in 2002. 

David came to understand the enormous impact that a small amount of money, invested in education, can have on reducing poverty and improving people's ives in poor countries. He was inspired to set up a charity in his mother's name. 

At a local level, FGCF will support Aboriginal education in Canada by way of a university scholarship fund. Further abroad, FGCF undertakes projects in partnership with local Ethiopian governments and organizations, taking a holistic approach to increasing access to education in Ethiopia. 

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