donor & gift services: gift options

In general, gifts to the Foundation are pooled and invested. The income generated, determined by our Spending Policy (PDF), is available for grantmaking year after year.

Gift Option
Give to The Winnipeg Foundation Generally
The Foundation has general funds that respond to requests from local registered charities through our Community Grants program.

Winnipeg Community Building Fund – meets the most pressing needs in our community.

Field of Interest Funds – respond to the need in our community in the specified area of focus.

Click on any fund name to make a secure, online gift to the fund.
To view organizations and projects the Foundation has supported, visit our Recent Community Grants page.
Support Winnipeg Foundation Special Initiatives
The Winnipeg Foundation undertakes special initiatives to provide support in areas of need in our community.

Click on any fund name to learn more or to make a secure, online gift.
Give to an Existing Fund
Named Funds
Individuals, businesses or other community groups have created funds that are open to gifts from anyone who wants to contribute.

Agency Endowment Funds
Some local registered charities have established endowment funds to provide them with an annual source of income. You can support them by making a gift to their Agency Endowment Fund.

To search for a named or Agency Endowment Fund, visit The Foundation’s Online Donation Site.

Want to make a gift to a specific fund, but do not know the name? Contact us at 204.944.9474 or 1.877.974.3631 (toll-free outside Winnipeg) or email.
Establish an Endowment Fund
Establishing your own named fund is not complicated and does not require great wealth.

To learn more, visit our Establishing a Fund page.
Make a
Planned Gift
Individuals can include The Winnipeg Foundation as a beneficiary through a bequest, charitable trust, gift of life insurance, or retirement assets (such as RRSPs and RIFFs).

Will Wording: Including The Winnipeg Foundation in Your Will (PDF)

For more information on planned giving, see the documents under the Planned Giving Resources on our Resources page.

Anyone who makes a planned gift to the Foundation is invited to join our Legacy Circle. For more information, visit our Legacy Circle page.
Memorial or Tribute Gifts
Any gift to the Foundation may be made in honour or memory of a friend or relative, to mark a special occasion or to acknowledge an achievement.

The Foundation will send a personal card to whoever you wish to recognize the gift that you have made.

To learn more, visit our Memorial Gifts page
Types of Gifts Accepted
The Winnipeg Foundation accepts almost any type of gift for charitable purposes:
  • Cash
  • Life Insurance
  • Bequests
  • Appreciated Property
    Gifts of appreciated property may only be accepted after consultation with the Foundation’s Development Committee.
  • Publicly Traded Securities
    - Transfer Form from the Foundation must be completed by a donor and their broker.
    - Broker must initiate the transfer and inform the Foundation.
    - The Foundation will issue an official tax receipt when it receives the securities in its brokerage account, based on the value received.
    NOTE: Transfers may take a few days or more depending on the securities.

For more information about gift of property or securities, please contact the Foundation at 204.944.9474 or toll-free (outside Winnipeg) 1.877.974.3631.

For more detailed information about the types of gifts we accept, please read our Gift Acceptance & Disclosure Policies (PDF).

Ready to make a gift to the Foundation? Visit our Make a Gift page for more information.
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