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
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
$6,500
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
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
$10,000
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.
$15,000
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.
$2,500
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.
15,000
YMCA, Brandon
YMCA provides transitional shelter to both men and women. This grant helped to replace their commercial oven and assist with renovations.
$10,000
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.
$10,000
CNIB, Winnipeg
The CNIB is celebrating 100 years of service to Canadians. This grant helped support Manitoba’s first Guide Dog Program.
$15,000
Tides, Canada
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.
$75,000
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.
$5,000
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.
$15,000
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.
$7,500
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.
$5,000
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.
$10,000
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.
$4,250
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.
$30,000
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.
$20,000
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.
$7,500
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.
$5,000
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.
$15,000
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.
$7,500
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. Equipment such as a smartboard for workshops and presentations and an audio amplification unit was acquired.
$5,000
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.
$14,400
*Aulneau Renewal Centre, Winnipeg
The Centre provides counseling, therapy and training to individuals and families. An integrated case management system was partly funded.
$10,000
*Central Speech and Hearing Clinic Inc., Winnipeg
Children and adults who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are served by this Clinic. The grant helped to purchase a new Tympstar Middle Ear Analyzer.
$10,000
*Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains
Community halls are important social centres in rural Manitoba. Renovations for the hall in the village of Gilbert Plains, were partly funded.
$15,000
*John Howard Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg
A new program, Canine Healing Services, has been started. This is a pre-employment, skills development program for men who have been in conflict with the law.
$20,000
*New Directions for Children, Youth and Families, Winnipeg
A wide range of services to children, adolescents and adults is offered by New Directions. This grant helped to provide bridge funding for the Empower Project.
$15,000
*Villa Rosa Inc., Winnipeg
This shelter operates a pre-natal residence and a post-natal residence for single expectant and post-natal mothers. Roof renovations was assisted.
$15,000
*Canadian CED Network, Winnipeg
The Network promotes "Community Economic Development", or CED, to reduce poverty, homelessness and promote community revitalization. "Spark" connects volunteer consultants with charitable organizations.
$10,000
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.
$10,000

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
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".
$30,000
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".
$7,500
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
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.
$10,000
Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg
The MCA, through the Sunshine Fund, provides a summer camp subsidy program for the financially disadvantaged youth ages 6-17.
$30,000
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.
$20,000

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
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.
$10,000
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.
$7,000
*Manitoba Schools Improvement Program. Winnipeg
MSIP promotes educational equity and social justice by collaborating with public schools for improvement learning and engagement. Over 3 years this grant will fund the Peaceful Village Program.
$30,000
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
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.
$10,000
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.
$3,100
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.
$7,500
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".
$5,000
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.
$5,000
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.
$4,200
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.
$15,000
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.
$5,000
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.
$6,000

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
Theatre Projects Manitoba
This grant helped towards the production of “A Short History of Crazy Bone”.
$3,000
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.
$5,700
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.
$5,000
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.
$5,000
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.
$5,000
*Graffiti Art Programming Inc., Winnipeg
GAF works with inner-city students to keep them out of harm's way by focusing on artistic endeavours. This grant helped towards the Wall to Wall Mentorship program.
$12,500
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.
$15,000

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.
$5,000
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
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.
$2,500

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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

Habitat for Humanity SE Chapter

Habitat for Humanity SE Chapter

Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Winnipeg

Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Winnipeg

Volunteer Manitoba Inc., Winnipeg

Volunteer Manitoba Inc., Winnipeg

Winnipeg Humane Society, Winnipeg

Winnipeg Humane Society, Winnipeg

The Salvation Army Booth Centre, Winnipeg Main Street Project, Winnipeg

The Misericordia Health Centre Ophthalmology team in surgery.

The Misericordia Health Centre Ophthalmology team in surgery.

The Angel Tree Camping Program.

The Angel Tree Camping Program.

Central Speech and Hearing Clinic Inc., Winnipeg

Central Speech and Hearing Clinic Inc., Winnipeg

John Howard Society Canine Healing Services logo

New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & Families, Winnipeg

New Directions for Children, Youth,
Adults & Families, Winnipeg

Canadian CED Network, Spark Connections for Community

Canadian CED Network, Spark Connections for Community

Central Station Community Centre, Winkler

Central Station Community Centre, Winkler

Variety: The Children's Charity of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Variety: The Children’s Charity of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg

Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg

Frontier College Foundation, Winnipeg

Frontier College Foundation, Winnipeg

RLC Youth Leadership Bake Sale

RLC Youth Leadership Bake Sale

The Peaceful Village Program

The Peaceful Village Program

Musee St. Joseph Museum

Musee St. Joseph Museum

Heritage Winnipeg

Heritage Winnipeg

Musee St. Pierre Jolys Inc.

Musee St. Pierre Jolys Inc.

Miami Railway Station Museum Association Inc.

Miami Railway Station Museum Association Inc.

The Medd House Museum

The Medd House Museum

Marine Museum of Manitoba, Selkirk

Marine Museum of Manitoba, Selkirk

Canadian Goodwill Industries Corporation, Winnipeg

Canadian Goodwill Industries Corporation, Winnipeg

Theatre Projects, Manitoba

Theatre Projects, Manitoba

Tivoli Community Theatre

Tivoli Community Theatre

Graffiti Art Programming Inc.

Graffiti Art Programming Inc.

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Red River Basin Commission, Winnipeg

Red River Basin Commission, Winnipeg