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* NEW* Grant Deadline – August 30

April 1, 2020

In effort to support our community during COVID-19, the Winkler Community Foundation has decided to adjust our Grant Deadline for 2020 to August 30th. We understand during this time of uncertainty many of our local charities are in survival mode. Planning for the unknown is challenging to say the least. We also know, as bad as this is, IT WILL END AT SOME POINT and we want to continue to support the community so everyone has something to come back to after this pandemic is over.

If you have any questions about our grant program or you have a project that your organization was hoping to have done over the summer months please contact Myra Peters, Executive Director at the Winkler Community Foundation.

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.