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24 Hour Challenge Goal Reached

December 22, 2016

A huge Thank-you to all that stopped by to visit us at the Winkler Coop or donated online to the community fund during the 24 Hour Giving Challenge on Nov 19. We surpassed our goal and were able to maximize the stretch from the Winnipeg Foundation. In total, including donations made to other funds, we brought in $15,200. These gifts will continue to impact the community forever!

Thanks to our donors, The Winkler Community Foundation is able to help a wide variety of local charitable projects, now and forever. Three Elementary School play structures, The Bunker, Winkler Family Resource Centre, the Winkler Senior Centre, South Central Cancer Resource were only a few of the organizations funded this year through our annual Smart & Caring Community Fund grants. Check out our 2016 Grant Recipients for a complete list of projects supported.


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 […]


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.