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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.
Would you like your gift to your community to have a real impact and reflect your passions and concerns? The Family Philanthropy program can help you or your family learn about philanthropy, explore your community and plan your charitable giving to causes you care about most.

Planning your philanthropy as a family can:
  • Be an expression of shared values;
  • Provide opportunities for children to learn about helping others;
  • Continue or establish a family legacy.
The Family Philanthropy program encourages and supports the spirit of caring and generosity in our community and is guided by three principles:
1) Free of Charge
Family Philanthropy resources and activities are offered free of charge as a service to the community.

2) Without Expectation or Obligation
The Foundation can help you create a philanthropic plan tailored to your own priorities and preferences with no obligation to establish an endowment fund at the Foundation.

3) Any Gift – No Matter the Size – Makes a Difference
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.
Services and Resources
Consultation Services
Meeting with the Foundation can be the first step in exploring philanthropy or a detailed discussion on how you would like to support your community. For a list of topic ideas, visit our Consultation Services page.

Resource Centre
The Foundation has many books and periodicals as well as access to the National Centre for Family Philanthropy’s Online Knowledge Center – an extensive database of resources – that can help you explore philanthropy. For a full list of the Foundation’s resources, download Family Philanthropy Resource Centre (PDF).

To visit our Resource Centre, please arrange a time with Leslie Weir, Director of Family Philanthropy, call 204.944.9474 (toll-free 1.877.974.3631) or email.

Family Philanthropy Guide Book
The Foundation’s guide book can help you or your family reflect on your philanthropy and create a flexible plan tailored to your circumstances. We recommend each family member work through the guide individually before sharing perspectives and discussing priorties.

The guide will help you:
  • Clarify things that matter most to you;
  • Reflect on your giving priorities and motivations;
  • Create a giving plan tailored to your priorities and preferences.
Download a copy of the guidebook – Inspired: Your Guide to Personal and Family Philanthropy (PDF).
Professional Advisors
Professional advisors play an important role in developing a giving plan, providing guidance as to giving methods, timing and other financial and estate planning considerations. For resources of interest to professional advisors, see our Resources for Professional Advisors.
For more information about The Winnipeg Foundation’s Family Philanthropy program, contact Leslie Weir, Director of Family Philanthropy, call 204.944.9474 (toll-free 1.877.974.3631) or email
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