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Giving Challenge A Success

November 23, 2021

The Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge is the drive to grow the local Community Fund. This is the Winkler Community Foundation’s largest fundraising drive of the year. During the week of November 15 – 21, 2021 over $114,800 was received in gifts for the community fund with additional gifts made to other funds held at the Winkler Community Foundation.

Growing the Winkler Community Foundation (WCF) COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND allows WCF to support charities that address areas of community need.  Over the next 3 years, it is the Foundation’s goal to grow the Community fund to $1 million. A fund of $1million in assets allows the foundation to grant $40,000 annually; to provide support and have a greater impact on our community through local charities and projects. By supporting the Community fund you are giving back year after year FOREVER.

To learn more about how endowment funds work please contact Myra Peters, 204-362-9292 .



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.