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November 6, 2016

The Winkler Community Foundation is excited to be celebrating 20 years of granting. Over the past 20 years, the Winkler Community Foundation board has had the privilege of approving over $1 million worth of grants for projects to impact our community. 20 years ago, the first grants approved totaled $5,500. Today, we are granting $90,644.

Each year, the community foundation receives gifts in the form of donations and bequests that help to grow the community foundation’s endowment funds. These gifts are invested and the interested earned annually is granted back into our community. Therefore the gift is never spent but rather it gives back to the community year after year. Those early donations made to the Winkler Community Foundation are still granting back into our community today.

See Grant Recipients for complete list of recipients.

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.