Building a community that truly is “for all”.
The Winnipeg Foundation is committed to listening, learning and to doing better. The following are just some of the areas The Foundation is focusing its efforts in.
Truth and Reconciliation
The Winnipeg Foundation acknowledges we are on Treaty 1 territory – the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We are committed to work with everyone in our community towards a shared goal of truth and reconciliation.
The Foundation & Truth and Reconciliation
- Public Art and Gathering Space – The Forks
- Emerging Trends in Philanthropy for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities in Canada: A Focus on Manitoba [PDF] – Indigenous philanthropy research paper
- Circles for Reconciliation partnership
- Indigenous Canada – Coursera (University of Alberta)
- Indigenous Insights – University of Winnipeg
- The following five organizations work to address the Calls to Justice listed in the MMIWG2s report. The each received $75,000.
- Walking Together Grants – The Foundation’s grant program supporting youth-led Truth and Reconciliation projects.
- Reconciliation Grants – The Foundation’s investment of $1.3 million for projects that support truth and reconciliation.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
The Winnipeg Foundation is committed to learning and to doing better; it recognizes that diversity, equity inclusion and belonging (DEIB), like truth and reconciliation, is a journey – one that requires urgency.
We have been using a DEIB lens to review all parts of our operations, from office culture, recruitment, policies and compensation, to governance, fund development, grantmaking and communications.
The Foundation & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Anti-racism and unconscious bias – Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman
Recent Grant Highlights
- Social Planning Council of Winnipeg – Immigration Partnership Winnipeg
Three-year, $150,000 grant for the Community Safety and Inclusion project.
- Foundation for Black Communities
$50,000 grant to support the establishment of the foundation.
Climate resilience starts with you and me.
The Winnipeg Foundation is committed to reviewing its sustainability practices to help combat the climate crisis.
The Foundation & the Enviroment
- Climate Action Committee
Internal Foundation committee to oversee staff education and action related to greening the Foundation and reducing our individual ecological footprints.
- Sustainability and Waste Management Audit
The Winnipeg Foundation reviewed sustainability practices – Learn more
- Mayors Million Tree Challenge
$1 million to support planting new trees in underserved areas of the city for 5 years.