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2014 Grants

November 10, 2014

The Winkler Community Foundation impacting our community through Grants

The Winkler Community Foundation recently approved a total of $17,545 in Smart & Caring Community Grants and $35,320 in Designate Grants. For a total of $52,865 in grant money going into our community supporting 16 local projects this Fall. The approved grants include:

Smart & Caring Community Fund Grants

Organizations Project Amount
Winkler Festival of the Arts Music Scholarships $   500
Garden Valley Collegiate Scholarships $1,000
Northlands Parkway Collegiate Scholarships $1,000
The Winkler Heritage Society Preserving collages from GVSD $1,000
Salem Home Rescue manikin for teaching $1,355
Pembina Valley Counselling   Services Office Upgrades to improve service $1,000
Child & Family Services Central MB Foundation Chance 2 Grow/Chance 2 Camp program $2,500
Manitoba Choral Association Central Manitoba Choral Workshop $   900
Winkler Family Resource Centre Imagination Library $2,500
Winkler Family Resource Centre Program equipment $   790
Pembina Valley Pregnancy Care Centre Office upgrades to improve service $2,500
Central Cancer Resource Increase wig supply $1,000
Northland Childcare Centre Outdoor play equipment $   500
Citizen of the Year Choice Grant Imagination Library $1,000

TOTAL SMART & CARING COMMUNITY GRANTS                                                     $17,545

 Designated Grants

Dr CW Wiebe Medical Fund Portable ultrasound machine $ 7,900
Gateway Resources Fund Kitchen Upgrade $24,660
Katie Cares Fund TBA $ 2,760

TOTAL DESIGNATED GRANTS                                                                                           $35,320

The Foundation pools and permanently invests gifts from donors of all walks of life. Through its spending formula the Foundation make grants to charitable agencies in the areas of: community service, education, health, arts, culture & heritage, and recreation. Since the Winkler Community Foundation began granting in 1996, the Foundation has granted $346,926 from its Smart & Caring Community Fund. And a total of $553,799 has been granted from our Community Fund, Designated Funds and Flow through Funds.

In All we say, and in All we do, the Winkler Community Foundation is All for Community!


WES YIP give back

Winkler Elementary School ran Youth in Philanthropy as an Exploratory program during the 2020-21 school year. They had a group of grade 8 students participate. As a part of the program, the students ran a Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser by selling boxes of smarties. They felt the smarties could share some “joy” during a COVID Valentine’s. The girls designed to and from tags for the students to send the smarties to friends aor siblings in the school. The money raised during the YIP exploratory program was matched by the Winkler Community Foundation. Thanks to the student’s efforts and the Foundation’s match, a grant of $669 was awarded to Gateway Resources. This grant has been designated for Gateway’s Life Skills Program to add tactile and sensory box resources. “We decided to raise money for the Gateway Life Skills Program because we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to contribute to the community and do what they love!” – Karli, BYNN and Bria grade 8 YIP students from WES.   The Winkler Community Foundation loves seeing students engage in philanthropic activities. We were happy to see WES find a creative way to still teach young students about philanthropy and positively impact […]


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