Great grants from the 1970s

Photo: Smokey the Bear. This photo is in recognition of a new van. No further information, including date, is available. Source: Winnipeg Foundation files.


The Foundation grants $5,000 to Big Brother Association of Winnipeg (now Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg) to assist them in their first year of operations.


$21,500 is granted to Wildlife Foundation of Manitoba to build the Fort Whyte Nature Centre.


Manitoba Museum received $100,000 to build the Urban Gallery.


A $3,000 grant is issued to Main Street Project, which was established two years earlier.


$1,400 is granted to the Manitoba Historical Society to move the façade of the Alloway and Champion Bank to a storage facility. Forty years later, it was put on display for all to enjoy as the Alloway Arch at The Forks. Read The Alloway Arch and Widow’s Mite Fountain.


The Foundation grants $15,000 to the Manitoba League for the Physically Handicapped, which formed two years earlier. The organization is now Manitoba League for Persons with Disabilities.


$7,500 is granted over three years to the fledgling Western Canada Aviation Museum, now the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.


The Foundation grants $12,000 to establish the Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg, in partnership with United Way Winnipeg.


The Reh-Fit Centre, a new organization, receives a $75,000 grant.


The Foundation grants $2,000 to Community Education Development Association (CEDA), which is a new organization.


$20,000 is granted to Rossbrook House, which opened three years earlier.

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