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2020 Grants

October 15, 2020

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 are distributed back to the community FOREVER.

A gift to the Winkler Community Foundation truly is a gift that keeps on giving back to the community year after year; Forever. To learn more about the Winkler Community Foundation please contact Myra Peters, Executive Director or any of the Board of Directors.


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.