Grants Update

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.


$2,500 
 

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LITE, Winnipeg

LITE, Winnipeg

Samaritan House Ministries, Brandon

Samaritan House Ministries, Brandon

Brandon YM/YWCA

Brandon YM/YWCA

The Momentum Centre, Winnipeg

The Momentum Centre, Winnipeg

SEED, Winnipeg

SEED, Winnipeg

Thompson Humane Society

Thompson Humane Society

Prairie Partners, Boissevain

Prairie Partners, Boissevain

Inner City Youth Alive, Winnipeg

Inner City Youth Alive, Winnipeg

Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews Community Association, Winnipeg

Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews Community Association, Winnipeg

Food Matters Manitoba, Winnipeg

Food Matters Manitoba, Winnipeg

Variety: The Children's Charity of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Variety: The Children’s Charity of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Frontier College Foundation, Winnipeg

Frontier College Foundation, Winnipeg

Musee St. Joseph Museum

Musee St. Joseph Museum

Heritage Winnipeg

Heritage Winnipeg

Centre for Indigenous Environmental ResourcesSafe Drinking Water Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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”.


$5,000 
   

LITE, Winnipeg
LITE helps marginalized people secure employment. This grant helped to fund its major annual fundraiser, the Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast.


$5,000 
   

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.


$20,000 
   

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.


$25,000 
   

Brandon YM/YWCA
Low income families in Brandon can benefit from subsidized memberships at the “Y”. This grant helped to fund that program.


$13,000 
   

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.


$25,000


Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg
Salvation Army
Winnipeg Harvest
Union Gospel Mission
Siloam Mission
Christmas Cheer Boards in rural Manitoba
Annually, the Foundation helps these agencies which are helping the needy at Christmas


$11,000
$10,000
$10,000
$3,000
$3,000
$8,500

SEED, Winnipeg
Over 3 years this grant will help immigrants and refugees use their marketable credentials under SEED’s “Recognition Counts” program.


$75,000 

 

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.


$10,000 

 

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.


$10,000 

 

Pulford Housing, Winnipeg
Two new group homes are being built by Pulford to offer a safe and welcoming environment for mentally challenged adults.


$15,000 

 

*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.


$10,000


*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.


$15,000


*Food Matters Manitoba, Winnipeg 
 
FMM promotes food security, primarily for marginalized people. This grant helped to fund its “Newcomer Nutrition Program”.


$12,000


*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.


$20,000

Health


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.


 $25,000
 

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.


 $30,000
 

Children & Youth

 

Day Nursery Centre, Winnipeg
Three inner-city day cares are operated by this agency. Renovations at all three have been assisted.
  

$10,000
 

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.

$50,000
 

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.

$30,000
 

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.


$18,000 


*YM-YWCA, Winnipeg 
New equipment including toys and play stations has been acquired by this inner-city daycare.


$10,000


*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.


$10,000


*Westgrove Children’s Centre, Winnipeg 
This high needs suburban daycare received funds for a variety of operational purposes.


$3,500

 

Education

   

Frontier College Foundation, Winnipeg
Frontier operates summer camps in remote locations to help vulnerable children combat the phenomenon of “summer learning loss”.


$10,000
 

*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.


$3,000

Heritage

   

Musee St. Joseph Museum
 
The historic Union Point School has been moved to St. Joseph and has been restored.


$10,000

*Heritage Winnipeg 
Winnipeg’s last streetcar, old number 356, is being restored in time for the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.


$15,000


*Societe Historique de Saint Boniface   
The historical society serving Francophone Manitobans has acquired new, moveable shelving for its archives.


$10,000


*Ogniwo Polish Museum, Winnipeg   
Fittingly located in Winnipeg’s North End, the museum has paved the parking lot and improved its exterior lighting.


$4,000


*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.


$2,000

 

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.

 $10,000
 

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.

$6,000
 

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. 

$4,715
 

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg
RMTC tours rural and northern Manitoba to facilitate exposure to professional theatre for isolated Manitobans.

$10,000

*Camerata Nova, Winnipeg  
This grant helped Camerata Nova deliver its arts programming in northern Manitoba.


$5,160

 

Services for Seniors

   

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.

$15,000
 

Environment

   

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Winnipeg
The Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, north of Winnipeg, is restoring and protecting the Brokenhead Wetland.

$7,900
 

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.

$10,000