In response to the COVID-19 virus, The Winnipeg Foundation’s offices are currently CLOSED. Staff are working remotely and available via email – for all addresses visit our Staff page.

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History

Since 1921 generations of thoughtful donors have improved life in our city through gifts with us.

William Forbes Alloway, a prominent banker, established The Winnipeg Foundation in 1921. With his gift of $100,000, Alloway established Canada’s first community foundation and fulfilled his vision of an organization, built by everyday Winnipeggers, that will support our community forever.

The second gift to The Foundation, an anonymous donation of three gold coins worth fifteen dollars, is a reminder that every act of generosity, no matter the dollar amount, makes a difference.

Thousands of people from all walks of life have followed in these donors’ footsteps. The collective power of their generosity has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars invested in local charitable projects that help individuals thrive, strengthen families and build our community.

Milestones

1921-1950

1951-1980

1981-2010

2011-2015

2016-present

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