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The Winkler Community Foundation (WCF) is a charitable organization serving Winkler and surrounding area. Through the use of endowment funds, the WCF is able to provide on-going support to other local non-profit and charitable organizations.

Benefits Of A Community Foundation

Making your charitable contributions through the Winkler Community Foundation and its affiliated funds has many advantages.

Simplicity
As a community foundation, we are your “one-stop shop” for all of your charitable giving needs. It’s an easy and effective way to support the groups and issues you care about through a gift to a single organization.

Tax Benefits
Gifts to your community foundation receive the maximum tax advantages for income, gift and estate tax purposes.

Flexibility
We are glad to accept many kinds of gifts, including Cash, publicly traded stocks, other non monetary assets, and life insurance policies. We can help you and your financial advisor develop a gift plan to meet your personal financial needs and all of your charitable intentions, now and in the future.

Objectivity
WCF distributes charitable dollars and is not the end user. Unrestricted funds are used to support the community’s most important needs and opportunities, while other funds established by donors are designated to benefit our donors’ favorite causes. Our sole objective is to facilitate philanthropy and further develop a habit of giving back to community.

Stewardship
There is always a chance that a nonprofit organization’s mission or leadership may, over time, change significantly. The Winkler Community Foundation can help our donors respond to these changes. Where donors have established permanent endowments with us, we can help to assure that if such changes do occur, the funds are reallocated according to the donor’s original intent.

Recognition or Anonymity
You may choose to receive public recognition or remain completely anonymous.

Accountability
An annual independent audit ensures fiscal responsibility.

Permanence
The Winkler Community Foundation was established in 1988 and has experience continued substantial growth. Your outright or deferred gift will last forever when it is given to WCF’s or one of its affiliated funds’ permanent endowments. With an endowment, assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year and your legacy will last forever.

To find out more about the many ways that you can fulfill your charitable goals,
contact Myra Peters, WCF Executive Director at 204.362.9292.