These pages reflect the grants awarded subsequent to our last year end and since August 1, 2017. At our coming year end, July 31, 2018, these grants will form the core of our next annual report. These pages are updated regularly. Those grants marked with an asterisk ( * ) are new awards.
Family & Community Services
|Family Dynamics, Winnipeg|
For 8 decades Family Dynamics has served Winnipeg families in need. This grant purchased tickets to help low income families participate in its 80th anniversary celebrations.
|The Winnipeg Foundation|
The Winnipeg Foundation and the Thomas Sill Foundation have a unique relationship with the Nitra Community Foundation in Slovakia. This grant helped to build its “Manitoba Fund”.
LITE helps marginalized people secure employment. This grant helped to fund its major annual fundraiser, the Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast.
|Pembina Counselling Centre, Morden|
New premises have been renovated by Pembina to help serve its clients, most of whom have personal and family crises to address.
|Samaritan House Ministries, Brandon|
Samaritan House provides a wide range of services including housing, emergency shelter, counselling and a food bank to marginalized people in Brandon. This grant helped to keep its winter “Safe and Warm Shelter” open.
Low income families in Brandon can benefit from subsidized memberships at the “Y”. This grant helped to fund that program.
|The Momentum Centre, Winnipeg|
The Centre helps to secure futures for adolescents who badly need guidance. Its success rate is high. The Centre has purchased a building which it had been renting.
|Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg|
Union Gospel Mission
Christmas Cheer Boards in rural Manitoba
Annually, the Foundation helps these agencies which are helping the needy at Christmas
Over 3 years this grant will help immigrants and refugees use their marketable credentials under SEED’s “Recognition Counts” program.
|Thompson Humane Society|
Significant improvements to the Society’s building are necessary if it is to continue being a regional refuge to abandoned and neglected animals in the North.
|Prairie Partners, Boissevain|
The “Sawmill Tea and Coffee House” offers employment to developmentally disabled adults and a friendly meeting place for the community. New flooring has been installed.
|Pulford Housing, Winnipeg|
Two new group homes are being built by Pulford to offer a safe and welcoming environment for mentally challenged adults.
|Inner City Youth Alive, Winnipeg|
Young people are encouraged to stay in school and learn life skills at this core area refuge where they also learn to stay out of harm’s way. Renovations to the building were undertaken.
|Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews Community Association, Winnipeg|
Bed bugs are a scourge, particularly (but not exclusively) in poorer neighborhoods where this agency is a leader in remediation.
|Food Matters Manitoba, Winnipeg|
FMM promotes food security, primarily for marginalized people. This grant helped to fund its “Newcomer Nutrition Program”.
|Riverdale Place Workshop, Arborg|
Developmentally delayed adults in the Interlake region are provided with meaningful employment and valuable socialization. A new wheelchair van has been acquired.
|Habitat for Humanity SE Chapter|
The Chapter builds homes in the Southeast region of Manitoba for lower income families. The current project is to build a side by side for 2 families in Mitchell, Manitoba
|Oak Lake Hall (RM of Sifton), Oak Lake|
Oak Lake Community Hall has served the community well over 30 years. This grant helped to fund hall renovations.
|Winkler Community Foundation, Winkler|
A project that started with the Community Foundations of Canada and was undertaken by the WCF, Vital Signs 2018 was partially funded with this award.
|Candace House, Winnipeg|
A place was acquired close to the law courts buildings where victims, survivors, and loved ones affected by violent crimes could go to be comforted. This grant assists with renovations.
YMCA provides transitional shelter to both men and women. This grant helped to replace their commercial oven and assist with renovations.
|SMD Self-Help Clearinghouse, Winnipeg|
This grant helped fund the Access to Benefits Program of the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities. The program provides resources to lower income individuals and families.
The CNIB is celebrating 100 years of service to Canadians. This grant helped support Manitoba’s first Guide Dog Program.
As part of a collaboration of funders the Foundation is supporting food security and healthy families in remote locations in Manitoba’s North. This grant is payable over 3 years.
| Lutheran Urban Ministry Corporation, Winnipeg|
The Urban is an outreach to the working poor and homeless in the West End and the inner city of Winnipeg. This grant helped pay for new folding tables and stacking chairs.
|Union Gospel Mission, Winnipeg|
UGM has provided services in Winnipeg since 1933. This grant helped in the modernization and refurbishment of the 35 year old elevator at 320 Princess Street.
|Volunteer Manitoba Inc., Winnipeg|
The Volunteer Center provides information on volunteerism in Manitoba. This grant helped to upgrade its website to be more accessible to the public.
| Winnipeg Humane Society |
The WHS provides the oldest animal welfare and shelter in Manitoba. This grant was to implement an online training module to benefit staff and volunteers.
| Habitat for Humanity, Virden Chapter|
This chapter builds homes in the Westman region for lower income families. The current project is to build a single family home in Virden.
| Wings of Power, Pine Falls|
Wings is a non-profit community resource center in Pine Falls. They also operate a residential home for three young adults with disabilities. This grant paid for new shingles for their home.
|*The Salvation Army Winnipeg Booth Centre, Winnipeg|
The Salvation Army helps individuals and families coping with homelessness, poverty, addictions and mental illness. This grant helps to purchase a new walk-in cooler/refrigeration system at Booth Centre.
|*Main Street Project, Winnipeg|
MSP offers Winnipeg's most vulnerable citizens services such as a safe, respectful and accessible place for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the community. This grant helps to purchase new furniture for their mainstay transitional housing residence.
| * Holy Names House of Peace Inc., Winnipeg|
This refuge in the heart of the city, is an intercultural agency that offers refugees and immigrant women a safe transitional home where they have access to a variety of services and programs. This grant helps to purchase new LED lighting and fixtures for their agency.
|*Canadian Red Cross Society, Winnipeg|
The Canadian Red Cross Society focuses on helping people who are most vulnerable, individuals impacted by disasters and deteriorating socio-economic conditions. This grant helps to purchase new technical equipment to communicate critical information more efficiently.
|*Misericordia Health Centre Foundation, Winnipeg|
Misericordia Health Centre offers a variety of diverse services to our local community. One of them being the Buhler Eye Care Centre. This grant helps to purchase the Stryker tt Drive Drill for the Ophthalmology department.
|*Pembina Valley Pregnancy Care Centre, Winkler|
The PVPCC has locations in Winkler and Morden, providing support to anyone impacted by pregnancy by providing free and confidential services. This grant helps towards renovation costs to relocate their office to the second floor at Boundary Trails Place.
|*Reaching E-Quality Employment Services, Winnipeg|
REES provides employment services to people with disabilities in Winnipeg. They also provide consultation services to employers to retain people with disabilities in employment. This grant helps purchase equipment such as a smartboard for workshops and presentations and an audio amplification unit.
|*Prison Fellowship Canada, Winnipeg|
Camperships allow the children of federal and provincial inmates to attend summer camp. This grant helps fund the 2018 summer camp.
|Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities, Winnipeg|
This agency provides services to persons with disabilities. The Foundation assisted with phase 2 of the Accessibility Consulting Services (ACS) Pilot Project with this grant.
|St. Raphael Wellness Centre Foundation, Winnipeg|
Individuals who have undergone therapy for mental illnesses benefit from the “post-treatment”, or follow-up services, provided by St. Raphael.
|Health Science Centre Foundation, Winnipeg|
HSCF improves the care and facilities at HSC for patients and their families from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Nunavut and parts of Saskatchewan. This grant, payable over three years, helped towards a new program by the PsychHealth Centre entitled "Movement for Mental Health".
|*Central Station Community Centre, Winkler|
CSCC is a nonprofit community center in the City of Winkler that connects individuals and families to resources and advocates where increased services are required. This grant helps towards the new program called "THRIVE Learning Centre".
|Mount Carmel Clinic Foundation, Winnipeg|
Sage House is a shelter for homeless women. Here they are provided with medical and mental health care while being helped to re-build their lives.
Children & Youth
|Day Nursery Centre, Winnipeg|
Three inner-city day cares are operated by this agency. Renovations at all three have been assisted.
|Variety: The Children’s Charity of Manitoba, Winnipeg|
Payable over 3 years, this grant will help Variety continue to deliver its excellent dental program to inner-city children. Tooth pain is a leading cause of absenteeism.
|Right to Play, Toronto|
This international agency is headquartered in Toronto. In Manitoba it helps First Nations children on reserves learn the joys and attain the benefits of sports. The grant is payable over 3 years.
|Knowles Centre, Winnipeg|
The Centre provides accommodation, education and other social services to children entrusted to its care. One of its apartment buildings needed a new boiler.
New equipment including toys and play stations has been acquired by this inner-city daycare.
|Victoria Albert Daycare, Winnipeg|
Victoria Albert is located in the very heart of the core area. This multi-purpose grant covered repairs, equipment, supplies and toys.
|Westgrove Children’s Centre, Winnipeg|
This high needs suburban daycare received funds for a variety of operational purposes.
|Manitoba Children’s Museum, Winnipeg|
The MCM provides a rural access program for rural elementary students to attend free school programs by means of a travel subsidy. This grant provides two years of funding towards the travel subsidy.
|Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg|
The MCA, through the Sunshine Fund, provides a summer camp subsidy program for the financially disadvantaged youth ages 6-17.
|Ndinawamaaganang Endaawaad, Winnipeg|
Ndinawa provides a wide range of services such as shelter, recreation and education for indigenous youth. This grant helped with renovations for their new building.
|Frontier College Foundation, Winnipeg|
Frontier operates summer camps in remote locations to help vulnerable children combat the phenomenon of “summer learning loss”.
|West Broadway Youth Outreach, Winnipeg|
WBYO is a drop-in recreational & life skills program for youth ages four and up. This grant paid for their Homework Club and Movie Book Programs.
|*RLC Youth Leadership Inc., Winnipeg|
The RLC is a Youth Leadership Circle (YLC) summer program. Youth Agencies Alliance (YAA) is a network of 16 youth-serving agencies across Winnipeg. This grant helps the Youth Leadership Summer Program.
|Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards, Winnipeg|
This agency promotes reading as an irreplaceable part of education as well as a satisfying pastime. It’s “Books in a Box” program helps children in remote communities to have access to books.
|Musee St. Joseph Museum|
The historic Union Point School has been moved to St. Joseph and has been restored.
Winnipeg’s last streetcar, old number 356, is being restored in time for the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.
|Societe Historique de Saint Boniface|
The historical society serving Francophone Manitobans has acquired new, moveable shelving for its archives.
|Ogniwo Polish Museum, Winnipeg|
Fittingly located in Winnipeg’s North End, the museum has paved the parking lot and improved its exterior lighting.
|Rural Municipality of Dufferin|
A cairn has been erected to commemorate the building and flying of the first helicopter in Canada in Homewood, Manitoba in 1938.
|Musee St. Pierre Jolys Inc|
The museum is located in the Municipality of De Salaberry on the banks of the historical Rat River and Joubert Creek. This grant helped with the overall maintenance of the Museum.
|The Historical Museum of St. James-Assiniboia, Winnipeg|
Located in St. James-Assiniboia, consists of three buildings including the first District of Assiniboia Municipal Government Building. This grant helped pay for a new furnace in one of their buildings.
| Miami Railway Station Museum Association Inc|
The Miami Railway Station was constructed in 1889 and converted to a museum in the 1970s. This grant helped towards building a platform on three sides of the station in order to replicate the original structure.
|Carberry Agricultural Society|
The Carberry Agricultural Society promotes agriculture and home living to the urban and rural community of Carberry. This grant paid for the renovations to the unique 8 sided 2-storey display building which they call the "Round House".
|Golden Prairie Arts Council, Carman|
The Council provides arts and cultural programs to the Town of Carman and RMs of Dufferin, Grey, Roland and Thompson. It occupies a historic train station. This grant paid for the new roof shingles.
|Winnipegosis Historical Society|
The WHS operates and maintains two museums with the Village of Winnipegosis. This grant paid for restoring and maintaining The Medd House Museum.
|*Canadian Goodwill Industries, Winnipeg|
CGI provides employment for persons with physical, developmental, mental, or social challenges, which are obstacles to their employment in the open labour market. This grant helps to repair the roof of their historical building at 70 Princess Street.
|*Settlers, Rails & Trails Inc., Argyle|
This museum collects, preserves and exhibits collections of historical artifacts serving visitors, inhabitants of Argyle and the surrounding area by its emphasis on special activities at the museum. This grant helps them acquire 12 acres of land to expand their museum.
|Marine Museum of Manitoba, Selkirk|
In 2017, a new exhibit was started on the passenger deck of the S.S. Keenora. This grant went towards developing the cabin area to accommodate new exhibit material.
Arts & Culture
|Royal Winnipeg Ballet|
The RWB, through its “Sharing Dance” program is engaging with inner-city students to help them experience and appreciate dance.
|Shakespeare in the Ruins, Winnipeg|
A unique program is introducing Shakespeare to inmates at Stoney Mountain Penitentiary. Those studying the bard gain self-confidence as well as a high school credit in drama. These inmates are courageous.
|Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg|
A new central air conditioner will help MAWA deliver its life-changing artistic endeavours to women in the community, many of whom have significant challenges to overcome.
|Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg|
RMTC tours rural and northern Manitoba to facilitate exposure to professional theatre for isolated Manitobans.
|Camerata Nova, Winnipeg|
This grant helped Camerata Nova deliver its arts programming in northern Manitoba.
|Theatre Projects Manitoba|
This grant helped towards the production of “A Short History of Crazy Bone”.
|Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc., Winnipeg|
The association incorporated in 1988, promotes excellence in printmaking and encourages artists through technique, education and community engagement. This grant will help support a series of summer events to celebrate their 30 year anniversary.
|Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Winnipeg|
MCO has a youth outreach program which reaches 7,500 children per year. Its main offering is the Youth Fiddling Program. This grant will help towards their 2018 Northern tour.
|Tivoli Community Theatre, Pilot Mound|
The Tivoli established in 1935. It provides year round entertainment for the community and surrounding area. This grant helps toward the purchase of digital equipment for the theatre.
|*Sarasvati Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory, Winnipeg |
"Home 2.0" is a play that shares the stories of immigrant and refugee youth who have resettled in Canada. This grant helps with the production of the play.
|Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra|
The WSO, in partnership with the Seven Oaks and Winnipeg school divisions, operates the Sistema Winnipeg program. Providing music teaching to students in Winnipeg’s North End. This grant assists WSO in carrying out this program.
Services for Seniors
|McCreary / Alonsa Support Services for Seniors|
This agency aids seniors to remain independent in their own homes. It offers a congregate meal program 7 days a week. This grant helps toward purchasing a commercial dishwasher.
|A & O: Support Services for Older Adults, Winnipeg|
The program, “Senior Centre Without Walls”, helps isolated seniors gain access to the services provided by A & O via technology.
|Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Winnipeg|
The Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, north of Winnipeg, is restoring and protecting the Brokenhead Wetland.
|Safe Drinking Water Foundation, Saskatoon|
Scientific kits have been provided to teachers in rural and northern Manitoba schools for use in the existing curriculum to teach students about the protection and pollution of water.
|Red River Basin Commission, Winnipeg|
Red River Basin Commission creates a shared vision for action with regards to land and water issues. This grant helped subsidize their 34th annual Red River Basin Land and Water International Summit Conference.