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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!


Scholarship Renewals

If you are a current Make It A Reality scholarship recipient or a Ongoing Education Support scholarship recipient, please complete the renewal form that was sent out to your email. In order for our scholarship recipients to receive their renewable scholarships for the upcoming Fall 2021 school year, we need the completed renewal forms to be submitted by January 31, 2021. If you have any questions or did not receive the renewal form, please emails us at

Pay It Forward May

  Pay it Forward is something we can and should be doing all year round. The Winkler Community Foundation and Morden Area Foundation has chosen one month to be more active in our efforts – not because we have to, but because we want to. Not because we’ve experienced kindness from others, but because we want to work together to make our community strong and vibrant. Pay it Forward. Inspire others. Impact our Community.