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Second Round of ECSF Funding

The Winkler Community Foundation takes part in second round of Emergency Community Support Fund $30,000 in funding available in Winkler Community for charities supporting COVID-19 response [Winkler; October 5] Winkler Community Foundation today announced it will provide $30,000  to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of an ongoing partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort is a second round of funding that aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The Winkler Community Foundation is among community foundations across Canada that are taking part. “As infection rates start to rise again in communities across the country, ongoing support is vital in the fight against COVID-19,” says Myra Peters, WCF Executive Director. Local charities and non-profit organizations are pillars in this community. For over six months, they have been working tirelessly to support those who need it most but the reality is, they’re struggling with increased demand at the same time as revenues have decreased. We’re thrilled to be able to flow additional emergency funding their way through the ECSF but we also see the […]

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2020 Grants

The Winkler Community Foundation distributes more than $200,000 in 2020. Announces community grant recipients The Winkler Community Foundation released its 2020 grants earlier this month in a COVID-friendly format. By working together, we can make a stronger community; supporting each other through challenging times. This year, The Winkler Community Foundation issued 36 grants to local charities and 36 scholarships totaling $250,144 with additional Emergency Community Support Funds still to be released. These grants are available thanks to the community and designated funds, agency funds, donor advised funds held at the Winkler Community Foundation as well as flow through funds from the City of Winkler, Manitoba 150, and in partnership with Community Foundation of Canada and the Federal government. Three key priorities helped identify the most successful applications: the breadth of the project, including how many people will be impacted, as well as the diversity of those impacted; and longevity, which refers to long-term impact of a proposed project. The Winkler Community Foundation is Rooted in Community! We help people give back to our shared community by connecting generous donors with causes they care about. We are an endowment-based public foundation, so gifts are pooled and invested, and the annual earnings […]


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