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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.

Stories

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 […]

Events

2021 Giving Challenge

November 15-21 All donations will be stretched.

Scholarship Renewals

Deadline: January 31, 2022. All current Make It A Reality scholarship recipients and Ongoing Education Support scholarship recipients must submit scholarship renewal form to qualify.

Community Grants

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

Scholarship Applications

Deadline: Feb 28, 2022.