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.
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
The Winnipeg Foundation accepts almost any type of gift for charitable purposes:
- Life Insurance
- 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.