Statue of Mr. Alloway

Our Culture of Generosity

Our staff are passionate about our community and give back in countless ways.

 Foundation staff at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Taking part in Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre's community clean up.

From volunteering at local organizations to donating to causes close to their hearts, each staff member has their own unique way of supporting our community.

The Foundation's Employee Charitable Contribution Committee (ECCC) encourages the culture of generosity in our workplace by providing all employees opportunities to participate, including:

Jeans Days

On the last Friday of every month, except July and August, staff are encouraged to enjoy dressing more casually in the office, in exchange for a donation. Total dollars raised from participants are matched by The Winnipeg Foundation and then granted to a local charitable organization each month.

In 2018 our Jeans Days have supported:

  • October – Manitoba Writers’ Guild
  • September – D’Arcy’s A.R.C.
  • June – Never Alone Foundation
  • May – Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter
  • April – Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council in support of Welcome Place
  • March – Graffiti Arts Programming
  • February – Siloam Mission
  • January – Manitoba Opera
Winnipeg Harvest

Helping in the garden at Winnipeg Harvest and learning about its programs.

Team Activities

Throughout the year the ECCC provides opportunities for Foundation staff to participate, as a group, in activities or events presented or hosted by local charitable organizations. A few of our past opportunities included painting a house, competing in a Dragon Boat race and serving a meal at a local shelter.


Recent activities include:

  • September 2018 – Winnipeg Harvest - Harvest Garden
  • June 2018 – Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre - Community Clean Up
  • December 2017 – Siloam Mission - Breakfast and Lunch Service
  • September 2017 – FortWhyte Farms

Employer Matching Program

All staff are encouraged to contribute to their own charitable fund, established at The Winnipeg Foundation. The Foundation “matches” contributions by 50%, up to $600 per year per employee. We are proud to report 100% of Foundation staff participate in the Employer Matching Program.