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October 29, 2020

Newsletter released – October 26, 2020.

2020 has been a unique year of working together through the pandemic. We are grateful for the partnerships with RBC, Government of Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, Red Cross, and United Way Centraide, Manitoba 150 Committee, Province of Manitoba, City of Winkler and many local businesses. Thanks to these partnerships additional funds were disbursed into our community, supporting the work of our local charities. Working Together to make our community stronger is at the heart of what we do here at the Winkler Community Foundation.

Mark your Calendar: Giving Challenge is November 9-15, 2020. This is an important opportunity to grow the Community Fund at the Winkler Community Foundation. Read the newsletter to learn more.

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.