GRANTS UPDATE

These pages reflect the grants awarded subsequent to our last year end and since August 1, 2020. At our coming year end, July 31, 2021,
 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

Parish Church of St. Luke, Winnipeg
This Parish was established in 1889 in Winnipeg. Besides being designated as a heritage site on February 13, 1997, it provides social outreach activities for the community. This grant helps to upgrade their kitchen.
$10,000
Aulneau Renewal Centre, Winnipeg
ARC was founded in 1979 as a mission of the Missionary Oblate Sisters of St. Boniface. They empower personal growth by providing counselling and therapy services and by building the capacity of practice through training and education. This grant helps by implementing a new telephone system.
$6,000
Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, Brandon
HFHM, Brandon Chapter with the help of sponsors, supporters, and volunteers, builds safe, and affordable homes for purchase by low-income working families. This grant helps with the construction to build two homes in Brandon.
$10,000
Future Hope Inc., Winnipeg
FH is a charitable non-profit dedicated to providing support and helping men rebuild their lives, one step at a time, in their transition from prison and parole to a "normal life" back in the community. This grant helps with purchase of office equipment and office supplies for the expansion of their program.
$7,500
Women Healing for Change Manitoba Inc., Winnipeg
WHCH is a cross cultural, diverse, volunteer-based circle of indigenous and Non-Indigenous Winnipeg women converging to create environments of learning and healing for women. This grant helps with the kitchen renovations for the "Little Stars Playhouse" on Selkirk Avenue.
$15,000
Tetra Society of North America, Vancouver,
TSNA recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for seniors and any person with a disability. The focus of this society is to find solutions to overcome environmental barriers faced by any person with a disability and seniors. This grant helps with the purchase of custom-made, assistive devices (gizmos) for Tetra's clients in Manitoba.
$2,500
Touchwood Park Association, Neepawa
TPA is a non-profit rural agency that provides Day Services, Residential and Supported Independent Living services to vulnerable adults living with intellectual disabilities within the Neepawa community and surrounding area. This grant helps with the purchase of equipment for their Day Service Grooming Room.
$15,000
Salvation Army
$22,000
Siloam Mission
$6,600
Union Gospel Mission
$6,600
Winnipeg Harvest
$22,000
Rhineland Empty Stocking Fund
$2,200
Morden Christmas Cheer Board
$2,200
Samaritan House Ministries Inc.
$7,800
Winkler & District Christmas Cheer Board
$2,200
Selkirk Food Bank
$4,400
Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg
Annually, the Thomas Sill Foundation helps these agencies which are helping the needy at Christmas.
$24,000
*Siloam Mission, Winnipeg
SM is a Christian humanitarian agency that provides meals, shelter, clothing and support to individuals in need as well as referrals, life skills, education and employment training. This grant helps with the construction of their laundry room.
$30,000
*CNIB, Winnipeg,
CNIB provides services and support to Canadians who are blind or partially blind so they can have the skills, confidence and opportunities to fully participate in life. This grant helps with the purchase and installation of a new front entrance door.
$15,000

Health

Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation Inc. Winnipeg
BOMFI is a non-profit facility that is a place for Recovery, Healing and a Foundation for Life. They provide a unique and proven addition to the treatment options available to Manitobans. This grant will help to purchase furnishings for their new building.
$40,000
U Turn Parkinson's, Winnipeg
UTP mission is "To help people living with Parkinson's live their best through the practice of wellness." They provide the exercise therapy and wellness resources needed for people living with Parkinson's Disease to experience better health outcomes. This grant helps with the purchase of a new instruments and materials for their "Speech Therapy Program".
$2,300

Education

No Time for that Anti-Bullying
NTAB, is a registered charity that works with performers and motivational speakers to advance education and develop and deliver presentations mainly to school-age children and youth about bullying prevention, mental health, awareness, and youth empowerment. This grant helps with their virtual presentation platform for this fall.
$5,000
Community Economic Development Association, Winnipeg
CEDA is a community development organization serving the inner city and North End. Their programs include CEDA Pathways after school tutoring and mentoring program for 300 grade 8 to 12 students in the North End, food security programs for immigrants and refugees including the rainbow garden which supports 250 newcomer families. This grant helps with the renovation costs for a warehouse on Selkirk Avenue to administer their programs.
$25,000
Bookmates, Winnipeg
Bookmates was founded in 1984 and originally known as Reading Partners. Early programs included "Building Language at Story Time (BLAST)"and "Book Bridges". Their programs are directed at the most vulnerable, newcomers and families with literacy issues. This grant helps with the "Learning Together Project" supporting families in challenging times.
$6,300

Heritage

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada Inc., Winnipeg
RAMWC has grown to be one of the country's largest aviation museums. This museum is home to an extensive collection of aircraft ranging from transport to military, private and commercial, as well as thousands of aviation artifacts. This grant is to help with the construction of their new Museum.
$50,000
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
MM opened in 1970, this museum is an independent, non-profit organization, and the province's premiere centre for heritage and science learning. Their mission is to acquire, preserve and share Manitoba's history, culture and natural world, and to inspire discovery and understanding of Manitoba, the world, and our universe. This grant helps to provide new curriculum-based virtual field trips to rural schools and home-schooling families.
$15,000
*Teulon and District Museum & Historical Society Inc.,
TDMHSI opened in 1976. This site includes a Ukrainian log house, a dollhouse, a caboose, two schoolhouses, a Ukrainian church etc. There are also collections relating to birds, agriculture, machinery and tools. This grant helps with the purchase and installation of vinyl siding on the St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church which was built in 1922.
$6,000

Arts & Culture

Prairie Voices Inc., Winnipeg
PVI founded in 2000 is an award-winning choir of 18-25 year old singers. While placing an emphasis on performing the music of Canadian and Manitoban composers, Prairie Voices loves to perform innovative contemporary choral music from all over the world. This grant was an emergency COVID-19 grant that will help with the purchase of sanitizer, masks, 1-3 portable air purifiers, and a carbon dioxide detector.
$1,000
Storyline FX Incorporated (Freeze Frame), Winnipeg
Storyline FX Incorporated (operating as Freeze Frame Media Arts Center for Young People was established in 1996). Their mission is to advance education in the media arts for and with children and young people, and to produce cultural and educational media projects in English and French. This grant helps with the online curriculum to conduct workshops in Manitoba.
$2,400
*Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir,
WPC is Western Canada's longest-established adult choral group, they cover a broad range of music including oratorios, masses, songs and choral symphonies with a focus on major choral works with orchestral accompaniment. This grant helps with the purchase of equipment for the Choir.
$5,000

Environment

Safe Drinking Water Foundation
SDWF, was established in 1997. Their mission is to educate the leaders of today and tomorrow about drinking water quality issues to realize the goal of safe drinking water being available to every Canadian. This grant helps with sending Operation Water Drop kits, Operation Water Pollution kits and Operation Water Biology kits to rural and First Nation high schools in Manitoba.
$10,000

Services for Seniors

Pat Porter Active Living Centre, Steinbach
PPALC, mission is to provide a community focal point for seniors by providing services, programs and activities to encompass their physical, social, intellectual and emotional wellbeing with equal focus for all. This grant helps with replacing the countertops in their commercial kitchen.
$6,500