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WCF’s Newest Fund

December 16, 2013

The Winkler Community Foundation assets increased dramatically when Valley Rehab Foundation made the decision to create a dedicated Gateway Resources Fund within the Winkler Community Foundation this year. The Valley Rehab Foundation has already completed a transfer of $680,000, with the remaining funds to be transferred at their yearend.

The Valley Rehab Foundation was set up in 2005 to give ongoing financial support for the many capital projects of Gateway Resources. Since then there have been numerous meetings and conversations between the Valley Rehab Foundation and The Winkler Community Foundation collaborating about what would be the best long term solution for the continued work of the funds held by the Valley Rehab Foundation.

In the spring of 2013 the Valley Rehab Board made a decision to move the endowment of funds over to the Winkler Community Foundation. The net assets were transferred over in November 2013, creating a Gateway Resources Fund allowing the Valley Rehab Foundation to dissolve.

The mission of the Gateway Resources Fund continues to provide capital funds for projects to Gateway Resources providing enhanced services to people with intellectual disabilities. Transferring this fund to the Winkler Community Foundation will ensure that there will always be funds available to Gateway for future projects. Donations can be written to the Winkler Community Foundation with a note requesting funds to be designated to the Gateway Resources Fund.

The Winkler Community Foundation works as a partner holding designated funds for organizations for various purposes. The Fire Rescue Fund and the Katie Cares Fund are two examples of these partnerships. Each fund is created individually to meet the organizations philanthropic goals. For more information please contact Myra Peters, Executive Director at the Winkler Community at 204-362-9292 or contact us here.


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 […]


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