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Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge

November 2, 2021

The Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge – November 15 – 21, 2021 is an opportunity to grow the general COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND – impacting the community forever. The community fund supports local charities through annual grants. These grants allow charities to put more energy into the work they do and impact our community.

The giving challenge is initiated by Endow Manitoba to support Manitoba community foundations. They provide access to online donations through Endow Manitoba website at no charge and prepare all receipting for gifts made online. Endow Manitoba is a huge support to the community foundations in Manitoba. The Winkler Community Foundation took the Endow Manitoba stretching initiative one step further and reached out to local businesses to help stretch donations made during this challenge even further, making your donation have an even greater impact.

Stretching contributions:

This means a gift of $20 becomes $40.

The greatest part is that each gift keeps on giving. It impacts the community annually through our grants program and will continue to impact the community FOREVER.


Gift can be made by:

Cheques can be dropped off at:


 The Giving Challenges directly impacts the Community Fund allowing more general community grants to be distributed annually.


2021 WCF Board of Directors Fundraising GOAL – To Raise $75,000


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.