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Grant Application Deadline April 15

The Winkler Community Foundation is about building community. Each year WCF accepts grant applications from local charities for designated projects and programs. We look for projects that • Demonstrate innovative approaches and techniques to solve community issues, and build individual, neighbourhood and/or community capacity; • Encourage more efficient use of community resources; • Promote cooperation and sharing among organizations to minimize the potential for duplication of services; • Promote volunteer participation; • Strengthen an organization’s capacity to be sustainable. • Demonstrate accessibility and inclusiveness; • Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity; • Address the root causes of issues in our society. For 2022, there is a total of $40,236 available funds local charities can apply for. Here is the breakdown: Community Fund: $24,909 general community projects Dr CW Wiebe Medical Fund: $7,996 designated for medical equipment 2014 Sport Legacy Fund: $3,171 designated for sport development and equipment Darlene Peters Health Fund: $4,160 designated for health-related programs, projects & education Additional grants by Designated Funds, Donor Advised Funds & Agency Funds will also be awarded. These are awarded based on donor/fund holder wishes and are not directly applied for. The Winkler Community Foundation builds endowment funds, support local charitable work through grants, and bring […]

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Pay It Forward May

Pay It Forward May is an initiative created to impact our community by inspiring others to engage in sharing kindness. The Morden Area Foundation and Winkler Community Foundation have been leading this kindness campaign since 2013. We have seen involvement by businesses, schools, organizations, friend groups, and individuals. The impact in our communities has been positive. The focus of this year’s campaign will be GRATITUDE. We are encouraging the community to look for the kindness that is all around us while extending kindness to others. PAYING IT FORWARD is important to the health of our community. It takes away the focus from ourselves and sparks generosity and gratitude in others. When we look beyond our own needs and help someone else, we better our community in more ways than one.

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