donor & gift services: types of funds

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The Remarkable Generosity of Manitobans
The Remarkable Generosity of Manitobans
Continuing our province's tradition of a caring and giving community.
Choose the type of fund that best reflects your interests and your goals for the future of our community. With the exception of Agency Funds, you may establish a fund over 5 years.

Note: It is not necessary to establish a fund to make a gift to The Winnipeg Foundation. For other ways to support the Foundation, visit our Gift Options page.

Permanent Endowment Funds
Fund Type
Minimum Contribution
Community Building / Unrestricted
Supports a range of charitable projects and is best able to address the changing needs of our community. This fund will respond to grant applications received by The Winnipeg Foundation from local charitable organizations.
Field of Interest
Focuses on a particular field, but is not limited to one charity. You define the charitable field (such as arts and culture or health), but the Foundation selects the most appropriate recipients.
Scholarship & Bursary
Assists promising students, including those challenged by education costs, to pursue education or training.
For more information, visit our Scholarships and Bursaries page.
You name the charitable organization(s) that your fund will support, year after year. If an organization ceases operation or significantly changes its focus, the Foundation will redirect the fund to a similar charitable organization.
Donor Advised
Allows you to be actively involved as an advisor with the Foundation staff and Board assisting to identify the charitable organizations that benefit from your fund. This type of fund is considered the easy and cost-effective alternative to creating a private foundation.
Agency Endowment
Charitable organizations may establish an endowment fund with The Winnipeg Foundation providing them with annual source of income. The Foundation manages the administration and investment responsibilities.
For more information, visit our Agency Endowment Funds page.
Non-Endowed Giving Options
Fund Type
Minimum Contribution
Term Endowments
Allows you to make a gift that will support the Foundation’s Community Building Fund while granting out to the community annually over time.
Flow-Through Funds
Allows donors that have a permanent endowment fund at the Foundation to make a gift that will grant to the community within 24 months.
Please inquire
Forever Remembered Funds
Allows you to immediately establish a fund in memory of a family member or friend. Founders of the fund have six months to determine how the fund will be used.
Please inquire

For more information about these funds, download Creatin your own fund (PDF).

These comments are intended for information purposes only. Before taking any action based on this information, speak with your family and consult a professional advisor about your giving strategy.

If you would like more information or to discuss which fund best suits your needs contact our Donor Services Team at 204.944.9474 (toll-free 1.877.974-3631) or
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