COVID-19: Supporting our community and the charitable sector

The Winnipeg Foundation wants to assure the charitable sector, our community partners, generous donors and the entire community that we are doing our best to provide appropriate support and leadership throughout this period of heightened risk and uncertainty.

Foundation staff are working remotely and The Foundation’s office is not accepting any outside visitors at this time. Staff are available via email – all addresses are available on our Staff page.

What charities are telling us

In series of roundtable discussions this fall, The Foundation heard from charitable organizations on how they are feeling after working more than six months with pandemic restrictions. Read more in Our statement and response to COVID-19.

How can you help

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund allows us to quickly direct funds to organizations who need it most to address their most pressing needs.

COVID-19 grants response

The Winnipeg Foundation is committed to supporting our community during this uncertain time. Our grant response to COVID-19 is evolving as implications of the pandemic unfold.

For all the details of our COVID-19 grants response, visit our Granting page.

Approved COVID-19 Grants

Winnipeg Foundation – Stabilization Grants
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Announced on July 16, 2020, these grants support the short- and medium-term financial needs of local charities affected by revenue loss and unexpected expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arts, Culture and Heritage
Organization Amount
Ace Art Inc. $15,000
Art City Inc. $30,000
Artbeat Studio Inc. $50,000
Camerata Nova Inc. $25,000
Cercle Moliere Inc. $50,000
Chai Folk Arts Council Inc. $25,000
Contemporary Dancers Inc. $10,000
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church $15,000
Dance Manitoba Inc. $20,000
Dugald Costume Collection Incorporated $15,000
Folk Arts Council Of Winnipeg, Inc. $50,000
Forum Art Institute $40,000
Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc. $25,000
Gas Station Arts Centre $50,000
Graffiti Art Programming Inc. $45,000
Heritage Winnipeg Corporation $40,000
Hindu Society of Manitoba $40,000
India School of Dance Music and Theatre Inc $25,000
Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba Inc. $25,000
Jazz Winnipeg Inc. $47,500
L’hotellerie St Norbert/Guest House Inc $35,000
Logberg-Heimskringla Incorporated $15,000
Lubavitch Centre $50,000
Manito Ahbee Festival Inc. $25,000
Manitoba Arts Network, Inc. $20,000
Manitoba Band Association Inc. $45,000
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Inc. $50,000
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library Inc. $15,000
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc. $50,000
Manitoba Opera Association Inc. $50,000
Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. $30,000
Manitoba Theatre for Young People Inc. $50,000
Manitoba Underground Opera Inc. $5,000
National Screen Institute – Canada $50,000
PLATFORM centre $15,000
Plug-In Inc $15,500
Prairie Theatre Exchange Inc. $50,000
Rainbow Stage (1993) Inc. $50,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Inc. $50,000
Sarasvàti Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory Inc. $15,000
Shakespeare in the Ruins $50,000
St. Boniface General Hospital – Buhler Gallery $15,000
Storyline FX/Freeze Frame (Storyline FX Incorporated) $15,000
The Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts Incorporated $15,250
The Manitoba Museum $50,000
The Rainbow Harmony Project Inc. $5,400
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet $50,000
The School of Contemporary Dancers Inc. $5,800
The Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre $25,000
The West End Cultural Centre Inc. $50,000
The Winnipeg Art Gallery $50,000
The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir $25,000
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Inc. $50,000
Transcona Historical Museum Inc. $10,000
Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Inc $15,000
Urban Shaman Inc. $50,000
Video Pool Inc $15,000
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Inc. $10,000
Winnipeg Centennial Folk Festival Inc. $50,000
Winnipeg Film Group Inc. $50,000
Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival Inc $30,000
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Inc. $27,891
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre Inc $20,000
Winnipeg Male Chorus Inc $7,500
Women Of Note Inc. $7,500
Children, Youth and Families
Organization Amount
1JustCity $25,000
Adoption Options Manitoba Inc. $38,000
African Canadian Foundation for Culture and Economic Development Inc. $10,000
Aleph-Bet Child Life Enrichment Program Inc. $25,000
Alpha House Project Inc. $50,000
Augustine United Church $12,500
Bear Clan Patrol Inc. $50,000
Beaumont Day Care Inc. $25,000
Bravestone Centre Inc. $50,000
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre Inc. $46,996
Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc. $25,000
Candace House Inc. $24,500
Carpathia Children’s Centre Inc. $25,000
Centre Flavie Laurent Inc $48,137
Chai Immigrant Centre Inc. $28,000
Continuity Care Inc. $50,000
Dakota Ojibway Child And Family Services Inc. $50,000
Discovery Children’s Centre Inc. $10,000
Earl Grey Childrens Centre Inc. $50,000
Elmwood Community Resource Centre and Area Association Inc. $20,000
Epiphany Children’s Centre Inc. $7,000
Hands Of Hope Inc. $38,000
Holy Names House of Peace Inc. $30,000
Ikayuqtiit Inc. $25,000
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) $50,000
Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc. $50,000
Inclusion Winnipeg Inc. $50,000
Inkster Community Child Care Inc. $50,000
Inner City Youth Alive, Inc $50,000
Inspire Community Outreach Inc $28,000
Islamic Social Services Association $45,000
K.E.E.P. Child Care Inc. $8,000
K.I.D.S. Kids in Day Care Are Super Inc. $25,000
Ka Ni Kanichihk $50,000
Kidi-Garden Day Nurseries Inc. $25,000
Kings Park Day Care Centre Inc. $40,000
Knowles Centre Inc. $40,000
Little People’s Place Inc. $13,000
Lutheran Urban Ministry Corporation $12,000
Macdonald Youth Services (Sir Hugh John MacDonald Memorial Hostel) $33,000
Manitoba Children’s Museum Inc. $50,000
Manitoba Council For International Co-Operation Inc. $15,000
Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc. $50,000
Manitoba Islamic Association Inc. $40,000
Mary Jane’s Cooking School, Inc. $14,000
Mary Kardash Child Care Centre Inc. $50,000
Marymound Inc. $40,000
Mediation Services: A Community Resource For Conflict Resolution Inc $27,000
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc $50,000
North End Women’s Centre Inc. $50,000
Oak Table Community Ministry $12,500
On The Move Incorporated $25,000
Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape Inc. $50,000
Prendergast Centre Association Inc. $14,200
Rainbow Resource Centre, Inc. $50,000
Resource Assistance For Youth, Inc. $31,200
S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Inc. $50,000
SISTARS Economic Development Co Op Inc. $4,250
Snowflake Place $50,000
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre Inc. $7,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc $50,000
St. Matthews Non Profit Housing Inc. $40,000
St. Thérèse Catholic Daycare Inc. $25,000
Stars Of Promise Inc. $50,000
Teen Challenge of Central Canada Inc $20,000
Teen Stop Jeunesse Inc. $2,500
Temple Shalom Manitoba Inc $4,000
The Christian Reformed Church In North America – Indigenous Family Centre $50,000
The John Howard Society Of Manitoba Inc $36,391
The Jubilee Fund Inc. $25,000
The Salvation Army Manitoba and Northwest Ontario Division $22,000
The Salvation Army Weston Community Church & Childcare Centre $38,000
The Welcome Home – A Mission Of St Alphonsus Inc $5,200
Thrive Community Support Circle $37,630
Variety, The Children’s Charity Of Manitoba, Inc. $40,000
Villa Rosa Inc. $50,000
Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) Inc. $35,000
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Inc. $50,000
West Broadway Youth Outreach Inc. $45,000
Westwood Community Child Care Inc. $20,000
Windsor Park Children’s Care Centre Inc. $6,000
Windsor Park United Church $3,000
Wolseley Family Place Inc. $50,000
Y M H A Jewish Community Centre Of Winnipeg Inc $30,000
YM-YWCA of Winnipeg (The Young Men’s and Young Women’s Christian Association of Winnipeg Inc.) $50,000
Youth For Christ (Winnipeg) Incorporated $30,000
Enivornment and Animal Welfare
Organization Amount
A Rocha Canada $8,587
D’arcy’s A.R.C. Inc. $20,000
Ducks Unlimited Canada $50,000
Green Action Centre $50,000
Green Kids Inc $12,000
International Institute for Sustainable Development – ELA $29,654
Lake Winnipeg Foundation Inc. $45,000
Manitoba Eco-Network Inc /Reseau Ecologique Du Manitoba Inc $12,200
Manitoba Naturalists Society Incorporated $19,000
Manitoba Wildlife Federation Inc. $10,000
Save Our Seine River Environment Inc. $3,000
The Fort Whyte Foundation Inc. $50,000
The Winnipeg Humane Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals $50,000
Western Canada Wilderness Committee $29,000
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre Inc. $40,000
Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter Inc. $20,000
Health, Wellness and Recreation
Organization Amount
5169268 Manitoba Association – Red Road Lodge (5169268 Manitoba Assoication Inc.) $35,000
Aboriginal Senior Resource Centre $50,000
Agape Table $22,000
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Inc. $30,000
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Inc. $50,000
Aurora Family Therapy Centre Inc. $50,000
B’Nai Brith Jewish Community Camp Inc. (BB Camp) $40,000
Boys And Girls Clubs Of Winnipeg Inc. $50,000
Camp Massad Of Manitoba $40,000
Canadian Hemophilia Society Manitoba Chapter $3,900
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc. $30,000
Centre De Renouveau Aulneau Renewal Centre Inc $50,000
Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba Inc. $3,900
Child Nutrition Council Of Manitoba, Inc. $6,500
Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. $50,000
Clan Mothers Turtle Lodge Inc. $50,000
Clinique Youville Clinic Inc. $47,056
Community Respite Service Inc. $38,235
Crohn’s And Colitis Canada / Crohn Et Colite Canada $40,000
Dream Factory Foundation Inc. $30,000
E-Quality Communication Centre Of Excellence Inc. $35,000
Faith Gardens Inc. $6,000
Finding Freedom Inc. $25,000
First Steps Wellness Centre Winnipeg Inc. $30,000
Good Neighbours Active Living Centre Inc. $50,000
Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre Inc. $50,000
Helping Hands For Manitobans With Breast Cancer Inc. $15,000
Huntington Society of Canada $20,000
ImagineAbility Inc. $50,000
International Music Camp Man Inc. $40,000
Jocelyn Hutton Foundation Inc. $50,000
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada/Fondation De La Recherche Sur Le Diabete Juvenile Canada $35,000
Kidthink Children’s Mental Health Centre Inc. $50,000
Lake Nutimik Baptist Camp Inc. $40,000
Lighthouse Mission (Lighthouse Evangelistic Association Inc.) $30,000
Luther Home $20,000
MacKinnon’s Y-Not? Anti-Poverty Program Inc. $40,000
Main Street Project Inc. $50,000
Manitoba Brain Injury Association Inc. $20,000
Manitoba Camping Association Inc $50,000
Manitoba Cardiac Institute (Reh-Fit) Inc. $30,000
Manitoba Hospice Foundation Inc. $25,000
Manitoba Riding For The Disabled Association Inc. $26,500
March Of Dimes Canada $30,000
Misericordia Health Centre Foundation Inc. $30,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (Madd Canada) – Les Mères Contre L’alcool Au Volant (Madd Canada) $9,000
Mount Carmel Clinic $44,000
Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc. $30,000
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada $30,000
Muscular Dystrophy Canada / Dystrophie Musculaire Canada $30,000
Neil Squire Society $35,000
Never Alone Foundation Inc. $25,000
North Centennial Seniors Association Of Winnipeg Inc. $2,500
Nor’West Co-Op Community Health Centre, Inc. $30,000
Osteoporosis Canada / Osteoporose Canada $30,000
Pembina Active Living (55+) Inc. $34,828
Red Rock Bible Camp Inc. $40,000
Riverview Health Centre Foundation Inc. $30,000
Ronald McDonald House (Pediatric Oncology Family Centre Of Manitoba Inc.) $40,000
Siloam Mission Inc. $35,000
Society For Manitobans With Disabilities Inc. $30,000
Special Olympics Manitoba Inc. $35,000
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada $10,000
SSCOPE Incorporated $50,000
St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre Inc. $15,000
St. Raphael Wellness Centre Inc. $50,000
Tamarack Rehab Inc $50,000
The Arthritis Society-La Societe D’arthrite $30,000
The Behavioural Health Foundation Inc. $20,000
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind $30,000
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Inc. $30,000
The Convalescent Home Of Winnipeg $50,000
The Kidney Foundation of Canada $20,000
The Laurel Centre Inc. $25,000
The Royal Life Saving Society Canada-Manitoba Branch Inc. $20,000
The S.I.G.N. Foundation (The Strength In Greater Numbers Foundation) $20,000
The Stroke Recovery Association Of Manitoba Inc. $12,000
The Wrench The Winnipeg Repair Education And Cycling Hub Inc $40,000
True North Youth Foundation Inc. $40,000
Urban Stable (The Horse Connection Inc.) $49,434
U-Turn Parkinson’s Inc. $10,000
Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport And Recreation Association Inc. $50,000
Winnipeg Optimal Health Early Years Sports Club Inc. $28,000
Women’s Health Clinic $50,000
Literacy, Education and Employment
Organization Amount
Bookmates Inc. $30,000
Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives / Centre Canadien Depolitiques Alternatives $30,000
Canadian Goodwill Industries Corporation $25,000
CanU Canada $50,000
Career Trek Inc. $50,000
Community Education Development Association Of Winnipeg Inc. $50,000
Community Financial Counselling Services Inc. $12,900
Freedom International School Inc. $20,000
Gaining Resources Our Way Inc. G.R.O.W. $43,000
Gonzaga Middle School of Winnipeg Inc. $35,000
Junior Achievement of Manitoba Inc. $7,022
Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba Inc. $43,000
Literacyworks Inc. $12,000
Local Investment Toward Employment (L.I.T.E.) Inc. $43,000
Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties Inc. $21,000
Manitoba Association Of Parent Councils, Inc. $13,000
Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba (MCC Manitoba) $45,000
Reaching E-Quality Employment Services Inc. $8,500
Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre $4,000
Sierra Leone Refugee Resettlement, Inc. $50,000
South Winnipeg Kinderschule Inc $3,500
Stevenson-Britannia Adult Learning Centre $38,596
Taking Charge! $21,000
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network / Le Réseau Canadien De Développement Économique Communautaire $35,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation – Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre $50,000
Urban Circle Training Centre Inc. $45,000
Volunteer Manitoba Inc. $25,000
Yellowquill College Inc $50,000

Emergency Community Support Fund
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The Winnipeg Foundation is working with Community Foundations of Canada, along with Canadian Red Cross and United Way of Winnipeg, to distribute the Emergency Community Support Fund to following organizations in Winnipeg. 

The Emergency Community Support Fund is funded by
Organization Description Amount
African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI) Mental health and wellness checkups for community members $75,000
Al-Haqq Prayer Group of Canada Services for newcomers, including food and mental health support $15,000
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba Virtual peer support $67,000
Archwood 55 Plus Inc. PPE, sanitizing supplies, and staffing required to safely provide programming to seniors $17,300
Art City Inc. Development and delivery of outdoor programming $45,000
Book Clubs for Inmates Book club for inmates at Stony Mountain $10,000
Broadway Seniors Resource Council Technology and internet access to isolated seniors $18,800
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Virtual programming $25,000
Community Financial Counselling Services Capacity for vulnerable populations to access financial benefits $65,550
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Pivoting local chapter meetings, education events, and volunteer recruitment to virtual platforms $1,500
Epic Opportunities iPads to help people with disabilities in isolation to stay connected $5,000
Frontier College Literacy support for children and youth $30,000
Hope Centre Ministries, Inc. Virtual and physically distant social opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities $5,000
Indigenous Family Centre Inc. Children’s programming $12,500
Inner City Youth Alive Inc. Hampers for families in the North End $50,000
Klinic Inc. Equipment for medical and mental health providers to deliver care remotely/virtually $25,000
Leftovers Foundation Food security project, in collaboration with local partners North End Community Renewal Corp. and Fresh Routes $50,000
Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE) Job training and experience for those who face barriers to employment $44,030
Manitoba Brain Injury Association Support for Manitobans with an acquired brain injury, and their caregivers $44,600
Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association Inc. Virtual summer camp for children $12,200
Mount Carmel Clinic Technology and equipment to deliver virtual health care $18,646
Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services Inc. Employment program for newcomer youth $37,870
NorWest Co-op Community Health Inc Distribution of pre-prepared healthy meals and snacks $75,000
Oak Table Inc. Commercial refrigerator and freezer $12,000
Pluri-elles (Manitoba) Inc. Counselling to Francophone members of the LGBTQ2S+ community $20,000
Prison Fellowship Canada Support for children whose parents who are incarcerated $2,500
Siloam Mission Transition services for those experiencing homelessness $25,000
Société de la francophonie du Manitoba Food security for international students, in collaboration with Conseil jeunesse provincial. (Co-funded with Francofonds, for a total of $40,000.) $20,000
Société de la francophonie du Manitoba Support for temporary workers and asylum seekers. (Co-funded with Francofonds, for a total of $40,000.) $20,000
South Winnipeg Seniors Resource Council Technology and internet access for isolated seniors $11,583
Sscope Inc. A 24/7 safe space for those who are homeless and/or experiencing mental health issues $75,000
St. Matthews Non-Profit Housing Renovations to public washrooms to be accessed by vulnerable populations $24,250
Sunshine House Inc. Up-to-date health information through in-person and virtual drop-ins $32,500
The Canadian Multicultural Disbility Centre Inc. Support for newcomers with a disability $25,000
The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg Staffing to support family visits $10,000
The John Howard Society of Manitoba Hygiene kits, food hampers, and a therapeutic space for Indigenous spiritual support $22,954
The Robb Nash Project Inc Virtual mental wellness support for youth $50,000
The Veterans Transition Network (VTN) Veterans transitions skills course – Mental heath support $37,592
Transcona Council for Seniors Inc. Meal preparation and delivery for seniors $9,500
True Patriot Love Foundation Peer to Peer: Veteran Support Network $75,000
Union Gospel Mission New freezers $2,005
Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba Access to assistive technology for children with disabilities $50,000
West Central Women’s Resource Centre Support for people experiencing domestic or gender-based violence $75,000
Wolseley Family Place Support for families $50,000

Winnipeg Foundation – COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants
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The following more than 120 grants made from mid-March to July were funded by discretionary endowments and gifts to The Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund:

July 2, 2020
Organization Description Amount
The Dream FactoryFun (virtual) activities for kids with life-threatening illnesses$10,000
Agape TableProvide meals$10,000

May 21, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Elmwood Community Resource CentreSupport for women experiencing family violence$25,000
Nor’West Co-op Community Health CentreSeven Oaks Resource Network’s Better Access to Groceries food program$9,500
Ronald McDonald HouseIncreased cleaning and safety protocols to ensure health and wellness of families$18,000
West Broadway Youth OutreachDistribute family care packs filled with food, cleaning and hygiene supplies$5,000

May 20, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Ethio-Canadian Cultural AcademyOnline homework tutoring and electronic devices$5,000
Innovative LIFE OptionsPersonal protective equipment$3,750
Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba BranchShort-term financial assistance program for dialysis patients$7,500
Variety, the Children’s Charity of ManitobaVirtual therapy sessions for children with special needs$25,000

May 12, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Broadway Neighbourhood CentreRemote arts programming, with a focus on vulnerable participants and youth$2,500
CancerCare Manitoba FoundationPersonal protective equipment for staff, cancer patients and family$25,000
Stroke Recovery Association of ManitobaChromebooks to deliver remote programming to isolated stroke survivors$5,000
Taking Charge!Food hampers to families$5,000

May 6, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Immigrant Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM)Provide residents with food, technology to support youth with school, crisis response/social workers, interpreters, and financial empowerment supports$25,000
St. Raphael Wellness CentreStaffing to support increased demand for addiction and mental health services$20,000

May 5, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Canadian Cancer SocietySupport for increased demand for Cancer Information Helpline and online peer support programs$10,000
Ka Ni KanichihkIndigenous wellness assessments and supports$25,000
Misericordia Health Centre FoundationCOVID-19 Relief Fund$5,000

April 29, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Nor’West Co-op Community Health CentreSupport women experiencing family violence or struggling with substance use$20,000
Spence Neighbourhood AssociationDistribute well-being kits to older adults$5,000

April 28, 2020
Organization Description Amount
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)Support for increased demand for online services, community outreach, and Vision Mates peer support program$5,000
Gwen Sector Creative Living CentreMobile meal program for isolated seniors$20,000
Indigenous Family CentreCraft and cleaning supplies kits for families$3,000
Life’s Journey, Changes Supported Living Services, and Opportunities for Independence (collaborative project)Assist clients with FASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, addictions issues, and mental health concerns to maintain physical distancing$10,000

April 24, 2020

Remote schooling assistance – Purchase Chromebooks so You Can Do It Award recipients can continue their studies remotely

Organization Amount
Children of the Earth High School$18,000
R. B. Russell Vocational High School$18,000

April 23, 2020

Personal Care Homes – Total of $70,000

Organization Amount
Actionmarguerite Foundation$5,000
Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home$5,000
Calvary Place Personal Care Home$5,000
The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg$5,000
Deer Lodge Centre$5,000
Fred Douglas Lodge$5,000
Holy Family Home$5,000
Lions Personal Care Centre$5,000
Luther Home$5,000
Misericordia Health Centre$5,000
Park Manor Care$5,000
Riverview Health Centre$5,000
Salvation Army Golden West Centennial Lodge$5,000
The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre$5,000

April 22, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Life’s JourneyTechnical upgrades to residences to encourage clients, who have FASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, to stay at home$2,000
Manitoba Brain Injury AssociationAssist with their pivot to offer their services online$4,000
Pulford Community LivingPersonal protective equipment for staff$5,000

April 21, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Winnipeg HarvestDistribution of hampers for isolated older adults and other community needs$100,000

April 17, 2020

Family Resource Centres – Total of $112,000, in collaboration with United Way of Winnipeg

Organization Amount
Andrews Street Family Centre$10,000
Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute$7,000
Elmwood Community Resource Centre$10,000
Family Dynamics$10,000
Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre$2,000
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre$20,000
Marlene Street Community Resource Centre$2,500
North End Women’s Centre’s Resource Centre$8,000
North Point Douglas Women’s Resource Centre$8,000
Nor’West Co-op Community Health Centre – Family Resource Centres$15,000
Thrive Community Support Circle$4,000
West Central Women’s Resource Centre$8,000
Wolseley Family Place$2,500
Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre$5,000

Homelessness Initiatives – Total of $112,000, in collaboration with United Way of Winnipeg

Organization Amount
Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg$5,000
Main Street Project$30,000
Macdonald Youth Services$5,000
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre$5,000
Mount Carmel Clinic$5,000
Morberg House$5,000
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad$5,000
North End Women’s Centre$4,000
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre$4,000
Resource Assistance for Youth$10,000
Rossbrook House$5,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association – West End 24 Hour Safe Space for Youth$20,000
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag$5,000
West Central Women’s Resource Centre$4,000

April 15, 2020
Organization Description Amount
House of HesedSupport for residents with HIV/AIDS$10,000
Manitoba School Improvement ProgramDistributing groceries to families$5,000
ImagineAbility ManitobaPreparing and delivering food to people with disabilities$20,000

Remote arts programming – Focused on serving vulnerable participants and youth

Organization Amount
Art City$2,500
Artbeat Studio$2,500
Graffiti Art Programming$2,500

April 14, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Inspire Community OutreachVirtual support for caregivers of children and youth with disabilities or mental health challenges$5,000
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & FamiliesFood and toiletries for the most vulnerable participants in their Supported Independent Living Program$25,000
St. Boniface Street LinksOutreach and essential items for those who are homeless$10,000

April 13, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Knowles CentrePersonal protective equipment for group home clients and staff$5,000
Manitoba Islamic AssociationOnline supports and to deliver food/essential items$5,000

April 7, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Inclusion WinnipegProduction of a video on COVID-19 and social distancing for people with intellectual disabilities$10,000
Inner City Youth AliveOutreach and support for children, youth & families$10,000

April 6, 2020

Patient & staff supports

Organization Amount
The Children’s Hospital Foundation$10,000
Grace General Hospital Foundation$10,000
Health Sciences Centre Foundation$25,000
St. Boniface Hospital Foundation$10,000

April 3, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Resource Assistance for YouthOutreach and other supports for homeless youth$15,000
St. Amant CentreiPads so clients can connect with family, online supports$5,000
Winnipeg Inner City MissionsFood for families$7,000

April 1, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Ability OnlineOnline supports to children, youth and young adults with disabilities$5,000
Continuity CareRemote support to families$10,000
Red Road LodgeMeals, shelter and extra cleaning, to meet an increased demand$20,000

March 27, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Dakota Ojibway Child & Family ServicesFood, essential supplies and educational materials for families$10,000
Never Alone FoundationFinancial assistance and other supports to individuals undergoing cancer treatment$3,000
SSCOPEDeliver food on behalf of Winnipeg Harvest, and to support homeless individuals$20,000

March 25, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Rossbrook HouseYouth drop in centre$15,000
Abilities ManitobaCOVID-19 response activities$25,000

March 19, 2020

Family Resource Centres – With support from the Moffat Family Fund, in collaboration with United Way of Winnipeg

Organization Amount
Andrews Street Family Centre$10,000
Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute$8,000
Elmwood Community Resource Centre$8,000
Family Dynamics – 3 sites$13,000
Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre$4,000
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre$15,000
Marlene Street Community Resource Centre$4,000
North End Women’s Resource Centre$10,000
North Point Douglas Women’s Resource Centre$10,000
Nor’West Co-Op Community Health Centre – Family Resource Centres$13,000
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre$4,000
Thrive Community Support Circle$4,000
West Central Women’s Resource Centre$10,000
Wolseley Family Place$4,000
Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre$3,000

With support from the Moffat Family Fund, in collaboration with United Way of Winnipeg

Organization Description Amount
Spence Neighbourhood AssociationWest End 24 Hour Safe Space for Youth$25,000

March 16, 2020
Organization Description Amount
Winnipeg HarvestCOVID-19 response activities$100,000

March 12, 2020

Meal programs

Organization Amount
Agape Table$10,000
Lighthouse Mission$10,000
Nor’west Co-op Community Food Centre$10,000
Sunshine House$10,000
Union Gospel Mission$10,000
1JustCity, to support the following:
Oak Table
St. Matthews Community Ministry
West Broadway Community Services


Overnight shelters

Organization Amount
Main Street Project$25,000
Salvation Army$25,000
Siloam Mission$25,000

Donor Advised Grants
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Since the beginning of March 190 Donor Advised Grants totaling more $2 million were issued to support organizations in their response to COVID-19.

Highlight including the following:

  • Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company Fund – 24 grants to food banks across Canada
  • Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg worked with The Winnipeg Foundation to support local organizations in need of emergency support
  • Talbot and Moffat families support an emergency application for Kids Help Phone
  • 11 Donor Advisors adding more than $950,000 to The Winnipeg Foundation’s Stabilization Grant program

If you would like to work with us to help charitable organizations respond to COVID-19, contact us by email.


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