GRANTS UPDATE

These pages reflect the grants awarded subsequent to our last year end and since August 1, 2019. At our coming year end, July 31, 2020,
 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

LITE, Winnipeg
This agency supports inner-city initiatives that build capacity and provide jobs. This grant helps offset the costs of their annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
$5,000
Selkirk & District Community Foundation
This grant is for the Dare to Dream Education Fund for Nova House. The fund's income is to be used to help defray the cost of tuition and books for further education for women leaving violent relationships.
$25,000
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Winnipeg
The CCPA Manitoba office works with the community to conduct quality research that advances social justice and environmental sustainability. This grant helps to purchase furniture for their new location.
$5,000
Day Nursery Centre, Winnipeg
This centre is a network of five Winnipeg inner city Early Learning and Child Care units. This grant assists with the purchase of new lighting fixtures of the Gretta Brown Unit.
$7,500
Rm. of Rosedale, Neepawa
The municipality of Rosedale is located directly north of the Town of Neepawa, Manitoba and extends North alongside Riding Mountain National Park. This grant assists with the kitchen renovations for the Kelwood multi use facility.
$7,500
Meadowood Manor, Winnipeg
This personal care home serves under the umbrella of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the attached elderly persons housing. This grant assists with refurbishing the family lounge in the Personal Care Home.
$7,500
Inspire Community Outreach Inc., Winnipeg
ICOI is a agency that provides services to meet the needs of children, youth & families living with mental health issues and neurological/cognitive differences. This grant assisted with funding to increase the hours of the assistant director position.
$12,000
Brandon Area Community Foundation Inc.
A project that started with the Community Foundations of Canada and was undertaken by the Brandon Area Community Foundation Inc., Vital Signs 2019 was partially funded with this award.
$5,.000
Good Neighbours Active Living Centre Inc., Winnipeg
GNALCI enhances the quality of life for older adults by providing programs, services, and opportunities for social interaction and contribute to overall well-being and a sense of community. This grant helps with the purchase & installing of remote controlled blinds.
$6,500
Interlake Women's Resource Centre, Gimli
IWRC is a community-based resource centre that is dedicated to working with women and families. They offer programing to empower, educate and facilitate growth toward a happy healthy lifestyle. This grant helps with the purchase of audible subscriptions for their book club.
$5,000
Steinbach Community Outreach
SCO is an organization that works with the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in the Steinbach area. They serve families, single parents, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds with their basic needs and support services. This grant helps to start a free counseling program for those who are experiencing, or have experienced the trauma of poverty and homelessness.
$10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg Inc.
BBBSW offers a variety of diverse mentoring programs, both site-based and in the community, for children and youth 6-21 years of age. This grant helps with the purchase of new chain link fencing.
$15,000
The Salvation Army Weston Child Care Centre, Winnipeg
This Child Care Centre located in Weston (Inner City) is dedicated to brining an ideal learning environment to a diverse neighbourhood. this grant assists with repairs for their roof at the centre.
$10,000
Habitat for Humanity Winkler-Morden Chapter, Winkler
This chapter builds homes for lower income families, and serves the cities of Winkler and Morden. This grant assisted with the construction of a new build in Winkler.
$10,000
Herman Prior Senior Services Centre Inc., Portage la Prairie
Herman Prior Senior Services Centre Inc., Portage la Prairie
HPSSC offers a number of different programs, focusing on the retired, or those 55 years of age or over. This grant helps with the centre's bathroom renovations.
$7,500
Oak Table, Winnipeg
Oak Table is dedicated to the pursuit of social justice and to improve the lives of those marginalized in society. They provide programs and services for the homeless, women, victims of domestic abuse, Indigenous people etc. This grant helps with the renovation costs for their new space.
$20,000
Norwest Coop Community Health Centre Inc., Winnipeg
NCCHC is a charitable health and social services agency located in the Inkster community in the Northwest part of Winnipeg. They provide a wide range of services including primary care, counseling, early learning and childcare as well as community development. This grant helps with the renovations of their kitchen at the Alexander Resource Centre
$15,000
Glenora Community Hall
This hall is a valuable and well used facility serving all ages in the community of Glenora and surrounding area. This grant helps with the kitchen renovations.
$10,000
South Central Regional Library, Winkler
SCRL is a non-profit entity which consists of 5 Branches. This grant helps with the purchase of fencing & a pergola for the Reading Garden at the Manitou Branch.
$4,000
Indigenous Family Centre, Winnipeg
IFC is located in Winnipeg's North End, where Indigenous newcomers, and long-term settler families live side by side. They offer activities that address issues relevant to social and economic equity. This grant helps with equipment costs for their project: Meeting in the Circle: Stories of Home and Community.
$5,000
St. Matthews Non Profit Housing Inc., Winnipeg
SMNPHI along with West End Commons operates an inclusive Neighbourhood Resource Centre. This well used centre provides safe and accessible programming for vulnerable families and individuals in West Central Winnipeg. This grant helps with renovating the washrooms at the NRC.
$10,000
Bibliotheque Allard Regional Library, St. Georges
Bibliotheque Allard and it's second branch located at Victoria Beach serve the communities of the RM of Alexander, the Town of Powerview-Pine Falls, and the RM of Victoria Beach. This grant helps to purchase furniture at the St. George library.
$4,000
Bear Clan Patrol Inc., Winnipeg
BCP operates citizen patrols in three Winnipeg communities. Their volunteers patrol in the North End, West End, West Broadway and Central Park areas. They also offer a food program in the community. This grant helps with the expansion of their food security program.
$10,000
St. Amant Foundation Inc., Winnipeg
This foundation advances the quality of life of people with developmental disabilities and autism. This grant helps with capital items (wheelchair ramp, new shed, new beds etc) at their Albert Beach Cottage.
$10,000
Royal Life Saving Society Canada Manitoba Branch Inc.
RLSSC save lives, primarily through drowning prevention and water safety education, training and awareness. They wish to launch a new First Aid/CPR training program to run year around. This grant helps with the purchase of classroom furniture and equipment.
$10,000
St. Thomas Anglican Church, Winnipeg
STAC provides a community outreach program to the Weston area. This grant helps the Kreative Kids program, a drop-in community arts program.
$5,000
Cartwright Centennial Auditorium
CCA is a community hall for events in the Cartwright/Roblin Municipality. This hall also acts as the community shelter location in the event of an emergency or disaster. This grant helps with upgrading their washroom facilities.
$7,500
Share the Magic Book Program, Winnipeg
SMBP aims to increase literacy levels in low income populations. This program collects new and gently-used books for give away, free of charge, in traditionally disadvantaged Manitoba communities. This grant helps with the expansion of the program.
$5,000
Samaritan House Ministries Inc., Brandon
SHMI offers a number of community services including a food bank and a seasonal safe & warm shelter. This grant helps towards the increased costs of operating the safe and warm shelter.
$10,000
Food Matters Manitoba
FMM is a registered charity that is dedicated to advancing food security. Their mission is that good food nourishes strong communities and healthy people. This grant helped with the hiring of a council coordinator.
$7,500
Habitat for Humanity, Dauphin Chapter
This Chapter builds homes in the City and RM of Dauphin for lower income families. The current project is to build a single dwelling home in Dauphin.
$10,000
Brandon & Area Youth for Christ.
YFC's serves young people in the Westman Area. YFC's vision is to help create a community of hope where no young person goes hungry-spiritually, physically, emotionally or relationally. This grant helps towards the project "Blue Lions Building Campaign". They are purchasing two apartment buildings to provide housing for young people coming out of addictions.
$15,000
Today House Inc., Steinbach
This shelter provides immediate, overnight emergency temporary shelter for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. This grant helps to repair some broken window seals and to purchase a new security system.
$4,200
Woodmore Hall.
This hall was established in 1952 and is located southeast of Winnipeg near Dominion City. Other communities that support this hall include eastern communities of Stuartburn, Vita, Sundown and Piney. This grant helps with the costs of preparing blueprints for the reconstruction of the hall.
$4,500
Logberg-Heimskringla Inc., Winnipeg.
Logberg-Heimskringla is one of the longest published ethnic (Icelandic) newspapers. Established in 1959. This grant helps with the publication costs of producing a booklet to honor the Winnipeg Falcons hockey team and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of their historic gold medal in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.
$2,000
Victoria Albert Daycare Inc., Winnipeg
VADI is located in the core of Winnipeg. This area is home to many immigrant and low income families. This grant helps with the painting costs and the purchase of new furniture for the centre.
$7,500
Urban Stable, Winnipeg
Urban Stable offers students at risk who are struggling in school to learn valuable skills at this therapeutic equestrian centre. This grant helps to purchase a mini-van to transport children to and from Camp Assiniboia.
$7,500
Candace House, Winnipeg,
Candace House provides a safe and comforting day refuge for victims and survivors of crime during their interactions with court process. This grant helps to renovate the exterior wheelchair ramp to allow for better access to Candace House for those who are disabled.
$7,500
Winnipeg Harvest
Is a non-profit community based organization. They collect and share surplus & donated food with people who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. This emergency grant is used to feed the less fortunate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$20,000
Boissevain Food Pantry
This food pantry aims to alleviate hunger. It provides nonperishable canned goods, meats, dairy etc to help the less fortunate. This emergency grant helps to feed the less fortunate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$3,000

Siloam Mission, Winnipeg

SM is a Christian humanitarian agency offering programs and services at no charge to those experiencing homelessness. This emergency grant will be used to feed the less fortunate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$10,000
Main Street Project, Winnipeg
MSP is a community health agency offering programs and services at no charge to those experiencing homelessness. This emergency grant will be used to feed the less fortunate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$5,000
Union Gospel Mission, Winnipeg
UGM is a non-denominational Gospel Rescue Mission that serves the homeless, the addicted and impoverished in the heart of Winnipeg for over 85 years. This emergency grant will be used to feed the less fortunate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$5,000
Salvation Army, Winnipeg,
The Salvation Army Booth College resides in the core of the downtown area. They minister to individuals and families coping with homelessness, poverty, addictions and mental illness. This emergency grant will be used to feed the less fortunate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$7,500
Samaritan House, Brandon
Samaritan House core services operated through their head office includes a food bank and a seasonal Safe and Warm shelter. In addition they have an employment resource centre, training centre, and supports for woman and their children experiencing family violence. This emergency grant will be used to feed the less fortunate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$5,000
Inner City Youth Alive, Winnipeg
ICYA is a faith based organization, focused on providing hope to disadvantaged kids in Winnipeg's core area. The provide a drop in centre, a wilderness camp, as well as a meal program. This emergency grant will be used to feed the less fortunate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$5,000
Union Gospel Mission, Winnipeg
UGM has provided valuable resources to those affected by additions, mental illness and poverty since 1933. This grant helps towards repairing their roof at the adult education center.
$15,000
Sprucedale Industries Inc., Austin
SII provides training and work for persons with an intellectual disability. They primarily offer day programs including small manufacturing and service activities including the operation of a greenhouse & cafeteria, and other activities. This grant helps with the construction of a new greenhouse structure.
$15,000
Turning Leaf Inc., Winnipeg
TLI provides support to those in our community living with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. This emergency COVID-19 grant helps with the purchase of personal protection equipment for their staff.
$5,000
Ka NI Kanichihk Inc. Winnipeg,
This agency is a healing centre in the heart of Winnipeg's Indigenous community. Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. works with indigenous children, youth, & families those involved in sexual violence to help them heal. This grant helps with the building expansion project.
$25,000
Lighthouse Mission, Winnipeg
Lighthouse Mission is a non-profit organization in the Point Douglas neighbourhood of Winnipeg's core. It has buildings and operates out of Winnipeg's core to provide hope, support and encouragement to individuals in poverty. This grant helps to install an automatic fire suppression system.
$15,000

Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Winnipeg

SCCF Prairie Chapter's Mission is to empower people to be leaders in protecting, restoring and enjoying healthy and safe ecosystems. This grant helps with the build of an outdoor, landscape installation at the Forks called "Living Rooms".
$6,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba,
RMHCM is a 'home-away-from home" providing essential services for Winnipeg, rural Manitoba and out of province families with essential services 24 hours a day. This grant helps with the construction of a new Ronald McDonald House.
$25,000
*Canadian CED Network, Winnipeg
CCN is national network that promotes “Community Economic Development”, or CED, to reduce poverty, homelessness, promote community revitalization. This grant helps toward the "Spark Program", which connects volunteer expertise with charity needs.
$10,000

Health

First Steps Wellness Centre, Winnipeg
FSWC is a not for profit charitable organization. Its focus is to offer services to people with neurodegenerative diseases including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and multiple sclerosis and stroke recovery. This grant assists with the start-up costs and equipment.
$15,000
KIDTHINK Children's Mental Health Centre Inc., Winnipeg
KCMHC is a new made-in-Manitoba initiative designed to provide specialized expert mental health care to children 12 years of age and younger living with anxiety disorders, depression, behavior problems and learning difficulties or disabilities. This grant assists with the printing and production costs for a workbook that is provided to parents/caregivers and children.
$7,500
Sunset Palliative Care, Portage la Prairie
SPC is a non-profit charitable organization that exists to serve individuals and their families who live within the communities served by the Portage & District General Hospital. This grant assists with renovation costs for palliative care room.
$12,500
Behavioral Health Foundation, St. Norbert
BHF provides long term residential treatment services for adults and families affected by addictions and co-occurring mental health issues. This grant assists with roof repairs to one of their buildings.
$5,000
Sara Riel Foundation, Winnipeg
Sara Riel provides quality services in community support, housing and employment to persons with mental health challenges. This grant assists with roof repairs.
$10,000
St. Boniface General Hospital Research Foundation, Winnipeg
St. Boniface Hospital's Mental Health program provides multidisciplinary professional psychological and psychiatric services to adults of all ages. This grant helps with the renovations costs of the second and third floors of the McEwen building.
$20,000
Cancercare Manitoba Foundation Inc., Winnipeg
CCMB works in partnership with the government as the key funder for cancer treatment. CCMF supports all individuals in Manitoba with cancer and blood disorders. This grant helps with expanding the program entitled "Moving Forward after Cancer Wellness".
$10,000
Manitoba Brain Injury Association
MBIA provides education, support, and awareness of acquired brain injury throughout the Province of Manitoba. This grant helps fund a pilot support group for spouse caregivers and the young survivors.
$7,500
Deer Lodge Centre Foundation, Winnipeg
DLCF supports the broad range of programs and services offered by Deer Lodge Centre to meet the needs of the community. DLC is known for caring for those living with dementia. This grant helps to purchase furniture, equipment and supplies for their 5 dementia units.
$7,500
Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Winnipeg
MDC's mission is to enhance the lives of those impacted with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through research. This grant will assist with the "Personal Support Program", which facilities the purchase of equipment for their clients.
$15,000
St. John's Ambulance, Winnipeg
SJA is part of one of the World's oldest humanitarian organizations founded in 1911. Their mission is to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community services. This grant helps toward the construction of the new training and community service centre.
$15,000
Never Alone Cancer Foundation,,
NACF provides immediate targeted support and services based on each patients and families specific need. Their services and programs were developed to support cancer patients, families and caregivers to ensure no one is alone in their cancer journey. This grant helps with Program Improvements / Capacity Building & Website / Technology.
$4,500
Jocelyn House, Winnipeg,
Jh provides quality end of life care to the terminally ill. This Hospice is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They have a medical team that consists of an attending physician, an RN, LPNs and Health Care Aides with support from WRHA Palliative Care Program. This emergency COVID-19 grant helps with continuing providing quality end-of-life care in the community.
$7,500

Children & Youth

Manitoba Camping Association, Winnipeg
The MCA, through the Sunshine Fund, provides a summer camp subsidy program for the financially disadvantaged youth ages 6-17. This grant helps towards the 2020 sunshine fund camp season.
$30,000
Variety, the Children's Charity of Manitoba. Winnipeg,
VCCM supports children with special needs. They provide children with equipment and therapy sessions. This emergency COVID-19 grant helps cover the cost of instrumental therapies for 51 children living with special needs.
$10,000
*Youth for Christ, Winnipeg
YFC was founded in 1954. They provide a safe place for teenagers to attend programs such as Work Force, Turnings Point Counseling, or use facilities like their indoor skate park. This grant helps with the construction of a new front entrance, plaza / drop off loop and parking lot for their building on King Street.
$15,000

Education

Frontier College, Winnipeg
Frontier operates summer camps in remote Northern locations to help vulnerable children tackle the "summer learning loss". This grant helps the 2020 Summer Literacy Camp program expand to St. Theresa Point and Sandy Bay.
$10,000
Literacy Works Inc., Winnipeg
LWI is an Adult Literacy program geared to those struggling with basic reading, writing and numeracy skills. They provide essential literacy skills to enhance self-sufficiency and quality of life. This grant helps to hire a classroom assistant position.
$9,250

Heritage

Winnipeg Architecture Foundation
WAF is a registered charitable organization dedicated to advancing the awareness and appreciation of Winnipeg's built environment through public education. This grant assists with the purchase of a scanner.
$2,500
St. Boniface Historical Society
SBHS is essentially a Francophone historical society focused on the preservation and dissemination of Western Canada' French and Metis heritage. It sponsors archeological and historical research, and has a collection of museum quality artifacts. This grant helps with the purchase of two humidifiers to help protect their collection.
$7,500
Zion Calvin United Church, Morden
ZCUC which is part of the Pembina Pastoral Charge of United Church of Canada was built in 1908. It was designated as a heritage building in 2011. This grant helps with the restoration of the Bell-tower.
$5,000
St. Pauls United Church, Boissevain
SPUC resides in the town of Boissevain and the RM of Morton. This church was built in 1893 and was designated as a heritage building in May, 1989. This grant helps with the masonry renovations on the church.
$5,000
Sam Waller Museum, The Pas,
SWM was created in 1958, in memory of Sam Waller, a local teacher, key missionary and collector. This museum provides historical and archives information, serving the Pas, Opaskwayak Cree Nation and the RM of Kelsey. This grant helps with a public art installation that has input by the transient populations.
$1,500
Trinity Baptist Church, Winnipeg,
TBC is located in Osborne Vililage. This building is designated as a heritage building. They operate a foodbank every 2 weeks through Winnipeg Harvest supporting 25 households and provide emergency food service when necessary. This grant helps to replace the shingles and upgrade the church façade.
$5,000

Arts & Culture

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre
WJT is a non-profit, Canadian, professional theatre company. Their mandate is to present of high artistic quality that broadly and reflects the rich diversity of the Jewish experience and to promote a better understanding of Jewish culture. This grant helps with the production of Narrow Bridge which premieres in 2020.
 $5,000
Manitoba Theatre for Young People Inc.,
MTYP is a professtional theatre company devoted to young people. This grant helps with the "Take a Seat" program. This program subsidizes the cost of tickets for children to attend the productions.
$7,500
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
The RWB mission is to enrich the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance. This grant helps the "Sharing Dance" program to motivate Canadians of all ages to participate in free, healthy, fun and creative dance activities.
$10,000
Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. This grant assists with the restoration costs for the Witness Blanket.
$10,000
Prairie Debut Inc., Calgary
Prairie Debut, the only organization of its kind in Western Canada, facilities classical and cultural performances by world-class musicians for residents in rural and remote communities. This grant assists with the Manitoba component of the 2020 tour.
$5,000
Hoosli Ukrainian Folk Ensemble Inc., Winnipeg
Hoosli is a cultural organization featuring a male vocal chorus performing traditional and contemporary music of the Ukraine. This grant assists with the purchase of new costumes.
$3,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
RMTC exists to celebrate the widest spectrum of theatre art. They tour rural and northern Manitoba to facilitate exposure to professional theatre for isolated Manitobans. This grant helps for the 2020 regional tour in rural and northern Manitoba.
$10,000
Rainbow Stage (1993) Inc., Winnipeg,
RS's mandate is the development of Manitoba talent on stage and back of stage. The grant has enabled children, who would not otherwise be able, to attend performances at Winnipeg's famous stage in Kildonan Park.
$5,000
Pembina Hills Art Council Inc., Morden
PHACI facilitates and encourages the growth and diversity of arts and culture for the Pembina Valley Region. This grant helps to sponsor 12 art talks.
$1,440
Plug in Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg
Plug in Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg
PICA is a contemporary art organization established in 1972. It focusses on projects such as architecture, film, photography & sound. This grant helps to purchase and install UV protective window film which will protect the art from exposure to sunlight.
$5,000
Scandinavian Cultural Centre, Winnipeg
The Scandinavian Centre is a multi-cultural centre in Winnipeg, incorporated in 1961. They are home to five cultural groups representing the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This grant helps towards creating a mural that will be painted on their building to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the incorporation of the Scandinavian Cultural Centre.
$5,000
Sarasvati Productions, Winnipeg,
SP's vision is to transform society through theatre. They operate a theatre company for the purpose of educating the public at large with respect to significant social issues; providing training to emerging artists; and experimenting with new forms of theatrical presentation. This grant helps with the "Seven Visions" project that gathers the stories of 76 indigenous youth working in partnership with seven community organizations.
$5,000

Environment

Water First Education and Training Inc.
WFETI has been successful working with First Nations youth to complete a variety of watershed restoration efforts over the past seven years. Growing Roots is a new project that builds upon their successful Water Tree program. This grant helps with the pilot expansion program into two Manitoba First Nations.
$5,000
Lake Winnipeg Foundation
LWF advocates for change and coordinates action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg. This grant payable over three years helps with the new Agricultural Water Stewardship program whose goal is to reduce phosphorus losses from agricultural landscapes ensuring beneficial nutrients stay on farm fields and out of our waterways.
$60,000
Save Our Seine River Environment Inc.
SOSREI's mandate is to protect, preserve, enhance, and promote the enjoyment of the Seine River Greenway including associated shoreline, wetlands, natural forests, and grasslands in Winnipeg. This grant helps to develop a fully-accessible dock on the Seine River at John Bruce Park in Winnipeg.
$10,000

Services for Seniors

Grandview Drop in Centre Inc.
GDCI is a nonprofit organization that provides a space for seniors to socialize, learn and age actively. They serve the residents primarily from the Grandview area and includes the Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation and Gilbert Plains. This grant helps with building repairs for the centre.
$7,500