Martin is CEO of the Edmonton Community Foundation, a foundation committed to improving the lives of Edmonton’s inner-city residents. Under his leadership since 2005, the foundation now grants more than $20 million each year to local charities. He also guided the creation of the Social Enterprise Fund, which has loaned over $35 million in debt financing to 60 projects with public benefit. An adjunct professor in the Faculty of Extension, he played a key role in developing the Community-University Partnership to bridge the knowledge of the U of A and the community, and was influential in establishing the U of A’s community service-learning program. Martin was awarded an honorary doctorate at the U of A in 2019, received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in 2004 was named an Edmontonian of the Century as part of the city’s centennial celebrations.