The Winnipeg Foundation during the 1930sLearn 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.
Living through the Great Depression
The 1930s were a difficult time for many people in Winnipeg. Events of the early part of the decade, business failures, increasing unemployment and cr...
Increasing prominence and support for community
The 1930s were a turning point in The Foundation’s growth, community support and leadership. When Elizabeth Alloway passed away in 1926, she left he...
Born at Schreiber, Ont. in 1887, Peter Lowe came to Winnipeg at the age of three. His long association with the Alloway and Champion Bank began when h...
Supporting programs that help kids be kids
Kids learn and grow through play. The Foundation has long supported recreational programs, including summer camps. The first fresh air camp opened on ...
Fresh air camps of Lake Winnipeg
Fresh air camps for “working-class and poor children” began in Britain around 1865. Domestic coal and wood-fired stoves and furnaces created poor ...
Celebrating a loved one through a gift to The Foundation
Almost immediately, gifts to The Foundation were seen as a way to pay tribute to a loved one. The Foundation’s first Memorial Fund was established i...
Great grants from the 1930s
Highlights from The Foundation's granting during the 1930s. Thanks to the generosity of our donors The Foundation has been able support our community ...