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Thanks to the generous support of the Winnipeg Free Press, since 1999, the Foundation's article is published every second Saturday.

If you are looking for an article published prior to the last 3 years, please contact the Foundation at 204.944.9474, toll-free (outside Winnipeg) 1.877.974.3631, or email.


The power of Literacy for Life - Families that learn together grow stronger and build health communities.
Let’s tell kids: ‘You Can Do It’ - Inspire students to see a future that includes post-secondary education.
Winnipeg’s best season: Summer festivals - Summer is finally here. Get out and enjoy some of our festivals.
Measuring what’s important to young Winnipeggers - Youth Vital Signs is a survey to allow 14-29 years olds to express their opinion of our city.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way - A primer on charitable bequests
Supporting community support - Community building funds are flexible, supporting a many community projects.
Thinking of Others - Grace Tyre's thoughtfulness continues to help our community.
Vote for the best sandwich - Help choose the People's Choice for the Recipe for Success Cooking contest.
Lights, Camera, Action - Hey kids, it's easy to enter the Recipe for Success Cooking Contest to win great prizes.
Fight back against processed foods - Pulitzer prize winner, Michael Moss will in Winnipeg sharing his stories and insights on the processed food industry.
Pulitzer-winning journalist Michael Moss coming to Winnipeg - Journalist Michael Moss reveals tactics multinational corporations use to get you to eat processed foods
For Good. Forever. - Our support for the community is possible because of the generosity of past and present Winnipeggers.
Recipe for Success - Hey kids, make a video demonstrating your sandwich recipe and enter it to win great prizes!
Archived Articles
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The Remarkable Generosity of Manitobans - Continuing our province's tradition of a caring and giving community.
Pulitzer-winning journalist Michael Moss coming to Winnipeg - Learn more about the processed food industry and their role in the rise of obesity.
Winnipeg’s Season of Giving - A gift to charitable organizations or programs can help our community flourish now and forever.
A Culture of Understanding - Building bridges on common ground.
Introducing the Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship - Fellowship helps post-secondary students gain experience and opportunity in the charitable sector.
CNC Fall Training Workshops - Learn the skills to share stories that are important to you and our community.
Celebrating a Promise to Tomorrow - Five years of honouring caring individuals committed to our community.
Summer Internship Success Stories - Program connects students to meaningful work with local charitable organizations.
Nourishing Newcomers’ Potential - Kids have fun while learning about how to grow up healthy.
Celebrating Aboriginal Culture: The Manito Ahbee Festival - Festival invites everyone to learn about Aboriginal cultural.
Stories of Food: Nourishing Winnipeg - New Foundation publication focuses on the importance of food in our community.
Learning & Legacy - Grey Cup champion continues to inspire excellence.
Folk Festival Keeps On Truckin’ at Forty - The festival continues to fill Bird's Hill Park with amazing music and artists from around the world.
Campership Grants Bringing Summer to Life for Winnipeg Kids - Thousands of kids will enjoy the simple joys of attending summer camp.
Telling inner-city kids: You Can Do It! - Awards program aims to support and inspire students to continue to learn.
A Smart & Caring Future Starts Here - Community foundations from across Canada are gathering in Winnipeg to learn and be inspired.
A Community-Centred Approach to Education - Peaceful Village builds positive relationships between students, instructors, volunteers, and the community.
Growing Active Kids - A new initiative for Winnipeg youth.
Winnipeg Choir Sings Through Ninety Years - The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir continues to share its joyful sound in our community.
Music, Philanthropy, and Great Conversation - CJNU Nostalgia Radio broadcasts live from the Foundation's office during April.
Neighbourhood & Need - Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg expand to River Heights providing area youth with activities throughout the week.
Employment & Empowerment - West Central residents gain skills and confidence through an education and training program.
Literacy for Life - Ten years of stories, skill-building, and support
Nourishing Kids Today, for a Brighter Tomorrow - Inner city centre helps kids thrive with healthy meals and snacks.
Is Winnipeg a Compassionate City? - Public forum discusses this question and much more.
Make a New Year’s Resolution for our Community - Start the new year by getting involved and learning about our community.
The Season of Giving - Share something meaningful with your family and friends.
Telling inner-city kids: You Can Do It! - New awards provide students with financial assistance and confidence.
Manitoba’s community foundation spirit - A gift to your community foundation is a lasting gift to your hometown.
Put down roots. Grow your community. - Manitoba community foundations are proud to be part of our province's generous traditions.
Working Together - The Joseph Zuken Memorial Fund is one of the stories in the Foundation's fall magazine.
Extra! Extra! Learn all about it! - Free workshops about sharing your stories as a citizen journalist.
Manitoba community foundations gather in Winnipeg - Friendly Manitoba is filled with generosity.
Nourishing Potential of Winnipeg kids - Nutrition programs provide more than food to our city's youth.
History... biology... chemistry... philanthropy? - Extracurricular program connects high school students with their community.
Manitoba: get On The Same Page! - Which book will win the poll and get Manitobans reading this year?
Canoe helmets, life jackets purchased by Camp Manitou - Special grants program helps children have a great summer experience.
Folk Festival banjo-meter inching higher - The Foundation helps the festival become bigger, better and greener.
Do you have what it takes to be a citizen journalist? - Share stories about your community.
Nourishing Potential supports Sistema Winnipeg - Program feeds students' interest in music.
More than $270,000 in grants support Winnipeg camp programs - Local summer camps are a great place for kids learn and have fun.
Recent Nourishing Potential grants top $90,000 - Support this important community initiative - providing kids and youth with nutritious food.
Training Begins for Citizen Journalists - Learn how to share your stories about your community.
Caregiver Videos Part of Donor’s Legacy - Samuel Gilfix Fund supports a project unimaginable when it was established 30 years ago.
Trivia Challenge for Charity - Answer trivia questions and earn points to help your favourite charity win $910.
Perform A Not-So-Random Act of Kindness - Do you have questions about your Will?
Finding Safety for You and Your Pet - Winnipeg Humane Society works with shelters to help those leaving abusive homes.
Trading Calculators for Guitars and Rocking Out for Charity - Winnipeg’s financial sector comes together for an annual “battle of the bands”.
Young Philanthropists contribute $2,480 to local charities - Fund established by youth age 19 -24 helps them support projects important to them.
New Grants to Support the Community - The Foundation supported more than 90 charities with its grants approved in January.
Getting On The Same Page with J. R. Léveillé - Read and share your comments about "The Setting Lake Sun" / "Le soleil du lac qui se couche," available in English and French.
A Look Back at 2011 - The Foundation reflects on its 90th anniversary.
Gathering Around Food - The Foundation supports projects that use food to bring their community together.
Racing for Medical Research - Support HIV/AIDS research in Manitoba.
Agency Funds Provide Stability for the Future - New section on our website highlights organizations with agency funds.
Endow Manitoba: Supporting our Community Foundations - Help your local community flourish.
Working Together: A remarkable family, a remarkable fund - 10 years of helping our community grow and flourish.
The Science of the Circus - The Foundation supports travelling exhibits at the Manitoba Museum.
New Book Chosen For On The Same Page - For a forth year, Manitobans will read and talk about the same book at the same time.
EnviroGrants Continue - The Foundation continues to help organizations go "green".
A Year of Events with Musicnet - The Foundation continues to support arts and culture in our community.
Philanthropy & the Law Symposium - Philanthropy, Law and Social Enterprise: New Direction or Distraction?
New Places for Kids to Play - Play areas around our city receive support from the Foundation.
Manitoba's Biggest Book Club Begins for Another Year - Help choose the book Manitobans will read for 2011-12.
You Can Do It Awards Invest in Inner City Students - New program helps students have a brighter educational future.
First Nourishing Potential Grants - Fourteen organizations received grants to provide healthy food programs for our youth.
Central Park Summer Sports - Community-led projects provide residents the opportunity to get active in their community.
Free Workshops: Giving from your Head and your Heart - Learn how your gift can have a meaning impact in our community.
Young Philanthropists Support Local Charities - High school students learn about philanthropy and their community through YiP program.
What DID we do in 90 hours? - Winnipegers dug deep and showed their generosity during the 90-Hour Giving Challenge.
What can we do in 90 hours? - The Foundation celebrates its 90th anniversary with a challenge to support local charities.
90-Hour Giving Challenge - Support a charity close to you heart
New Home Good for the Environment and Affordable - Competition challenges participants to create an affordable, environmentally-friendly house.
Community-Led Sporting Activities in Central Park - The Foundation partners with True Sport Foundation for a new grants program.
Supporting the Community - The Foundation approves its first round of 2011 community grants.
Sending Kids to Camp - Staff at Manitoba camps are already preparing for this summer.
Nourishing Potential: Providing Healthy Food for Kids - A new fund will provide support for child and youth nutrition programs.
Our Great Community Festival - Celebrate with the Foundation at the MB Museum on Jan. 16.
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