donor & gift services: memorial gifts

Memorial Gifts at The Winnipeg Foundation
Making a gift to The Winnipeg Foundation is a wonderful way to remember a loved one, friend or colleague. Many families or friends establish endowment funds with the Foundation to honour their loved ones and support causes that are meaningful to them. Your gift to these funds will have a lasting impact by continuing to support a variety of community projects for future generations.
How do I make a memorial gift to The Winnipeg Foundation?
You have 3 options:
  1. Make a gift, securely, online through the Foundation’s Online Donation website by clicking on the button below:

    Make a Memorial Gift
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  2. Mail your gift. See Questions - How do I make a memorial gift by mail?
  3. Phone the Foundation at 204.944.9474 or toll-free (outside Winnipeg) 1.877.974.3631.
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How do I make a memorial gift by mail?
Please provide the following information with your gift:
  • Name and address
    As it should appear on the official tax receipt.
  • Endowment fund
    If you don't know the name of the fund you would like to make a gift to, see Questions - I don't know or can't find the endowment fund I want to give to?
  • Acknowledgement Card
    If you would like a card sent out, please provide the name and address of the person/family for the Foundation to send the card to.
  • Phone number or email address
    Where you can be contacted if there is a problem processing your gift.
Send your gift and information to:
The Winnipeg Foundation
1350-One Lombard Place
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3
What information is included in the acknowledgment card?
The acknowledgment card includes the donor’s name and address, unless the gift was made anonymously. The amount of the gift is not disclosed. Donors also have the option to send a short message to the recipient in the card.
I don’t know or can't find the endowment fund I want to give to?
You can call the Foundation at 204.944.9474 or toll-free (outside Winnipeg) 1.877.974.3631 or email If a fund has not been established for the person you want to honour, you may make your gift to the Foundation’s Memorial Gifts Fund. Gifts to this fund are directed to Community Building, which meets the most pressing needs in our community.
What if I want to create my own endowment fund?
People from all walks of life have created an endowment fund at the Foundation. To learn more about creating your own, visit our Establishing a Fund page.
Is there a minimum donation amount?
There is no minimum gift amount. The second gift to the Foundation was an anonymous donation of three $5 gold coins and symbolizes the Foundation’s spirit – that any gift, no matter the size, can make a difference in the community.
About The Winnipeg Foundation
The Winnipeg Foundation is Canada’s first community foundation, established in 1921 by William Forbes Alloway. Today we manage thousands of endowment funds built by people from all walks of life. Gifts to the Foundation are pooled and invested, and the income earned is distributed as grants that support community projects.

Want to learn more about The Winnipeg Foundation? Visit our About Us page.
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