Great grants from the 1950s

Photo: Val Vint, 2020. Chi-kishkayhitamihk si te li neu Biizon, or Education is the New Bison, by artist Val Vint, is one of three new public art installations commissioned by The Winnipeg Foundation for The Forks.


$25,000 was granted to the Manitoba Flood Relief Fund.


A grant was made to the Children’s Hospital to help with the polio epidemic.


The Greater Winnipeg Welfare Council receives a grant to address issues facing seniors. Out of this project, an organization called the Age Centre was established, which became A & O two years later.


A $10,000 grant helps establish the Alcoholism Foundation of Manitoba (later Addictions Foundation of Manitoba).


$10,000 is granted to help establish the John Howard and Elizabeth Fry Society.


A $3,500 grant helps establish the Indian and Métis Friendship Centre, in partnership with the federal and provincial governments.

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