Moffat family wows with another stunning gift


Photo: Art City participants. Photo courtesy of Art City.
Additional $50 million contribution brings total community support to $150 million.

In 2001, the Moffat family made the then-largest gift to a community foundation in Canada. The family’s unprecedented $100 million gift to the community through The Winnipeg Foundation has since generated over 2,500 grants, totaling more than $55 million, benefitting several hundred organizations, and changing the lives of many.

The family’s commitment has significantly impacted the quality of life in our city – from small grants at inner-city classrooms to a host of capital projects along Selkirk Avenue. And through innovative programs such as the Centennial Neighbourhood Project and Ma Mawi’s Family Group Conferencing program, the Moffat Family Fund has focused on leveling the playing field for our least advantaged citizens.

Numerous local charitable organizations serving our community benefit every year from the Moffat family’s Donor-Advised Fund. Three generations of the family are now actively engaged in the decision-making process.

Earlier this year, the Moffat family made an additional gift of $50 million to its fund at The Winnipeg Foundation, helping ensure ‘a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all’.

This unbelievable new gift reflects not only the philanthropic spirit of our province but also the remarkable generosity of the Moffat family.

This story is featured in the Summer 2018 issue of our Working Together magazine. Download or view the full issue on our Publications page.

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