Looking back to look forward

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Examining The Winnipeg Foundation’s archives.

As we approach our centennial in 2021, The Foundation is excited to bring you snippets from our history! We will devote a page in each issue of our magazine to archival information.

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These documents were contained in a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, photos, speeches, and other mementos. The scrapbook is in storage to ensure safe keeping.

This Statement of Investment, dated Nov. 1, 1924, clearly shows the $100,000 gift from Winnipeg Foundation founder William Forbes Alloway, and the $15 gift from ‘Widow’s Mite’. These two gifts solidified the premise behind The Foundation: it’s not the size of the gift, but the act of giving that matters. First Foundation grants were made to the Margaret Scott Nursing Home, the Knowles Home for Boys, and the Home of the Friendless, amongst others.

This story is featured in the Summer 2019 issue of our Working Together magazine. Download or view the full issue on our Publications page.

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