Great grants from the 1920s

Photo: Petition to incorporate The Winnipeg Foundation, January 1921. Source: Winnipeg Foundation files.


The Foundation’s first six grants of $1,000 each are distributed to Margaret Scott Nursing Mission, Knowles Home for Boys, Victorian Order of Nurses, Children’s Hospital, Home of the Friendless, Children’s Aid Society.


Two organizations are added to the foundation’s granting portfolio: Canadian National Institute for the blind and the Children’s Home.


The Foundation issues 26 grants. Recipients include Winnipeg General Hospital, YMCA, YWCA, Victoria Hospital, seniors’ homes (including Middlechurch) and orphanages.

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