The Winnipeg Foundation during the 1920sLearn about our centennial
What is The Winnipeg Foundation? We’re a charitable community foundation, built by community for community. In 2021, we celebrated our 100th anniversary!
The following stories are from our keepsake edition of The Foundation’s magazine, Celebrating 100 years of working together to support our community. See the full issue on our Publications page.
Rebuilding from Great War, on the cusp of the Great Depression
During the first four years of the 1920s Winnipeg suffered from a recession which settled over most of the allied nations. In the Canadian west an imp...
Reimagining philanthropy in Canada
It’s unlikely William Forbes and Elizabeth Alloway fathomed the growth and success that would meet The Winnipeg Foundation when they established...
Right time, right place, right person
William Alloway created The Winnipeg Foundation to give back to the community that helped him succeed Bill Alloway, banker and philanthropist, was con...
Dealing in Métis scrip
Winnipeg’s colonial heritage cannot be ignored. While William Forbes Alloway established a community foundation that has come to signify the strengt...
Supporting the city she loved
A woman of means, Elizabeth Alloway created The Winnipeg Foundation in partnership with her spouse. Elizabeth McLaren was born in Buckingham, Que., on...
Setting the tone
The Foundation’s first six grants, made in 1922, set the tone for its future work by addressing inequities and supporting those in vulnerable situat...
Ensuring adaptability and responsiveness
Community funds ensure The Winnipeg Foundation can support the community’s changing needs and emerging opportunities. We may not know what our commu...
Great grants from the 1920s
Highlights from The Foundation's granting during the 1920s. Thanks to the generosity of our donors The Foundation has been able support our community ...