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Giving Challenge

December 14, 2020

Thank you to everyone that supported our community with your thoughtful gift to the Community Fund at the Winkler Community Foundation during the Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge. This year’s challenge was a great success for community foundations across the province; your gift, which stays here in Winkler has been stretched by The Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba government, City of Winkler and local businesses.

We are so Thankful for your generous support. During this year’s challenge we raised $42,746 for the Community Fund along with additional gifts designated for other funds held at the foundation. The money raised is able to help a wide variety of local charitable projects, now and forever. Each year we have more requests for charitable projects then funds available to grant. You can be confident your gift will have lasting impact in Winkler.

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On behalf of our community, and the future generations who will benefit from your generosity, thank you again for your gift. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 204-362-9292 or at if you have any questions about the community fund or Winkler Community Foundation.


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.