$16,604 is granted to the Manitoba Child Care Association to become a staffed organization.
The University of Manitoba, Department of Anthropology received $5,000 for excavation of Upper Fort Garry.
Women’s Health Clinic, a new organization, received $15,000.
$13,000 is granted to Manitoba Special Olympics, which was incorporated two years earlier.
$25,000 is granted in support of the building of the Pediatric Oncology Family Centre, also known as Ronald McDonald House.
A grant of $5,000 is made to study the feasibility of a Children’s Museum in Winnipeg. The Manitoba Children’s Museum received its first grant of $5,000 in 1986.
St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation received $50,000 to help build a location adjacent to the hospital.
Alzheimer Society, then just a two-year-old organization, received $8,000 to develop a resource centre.
A $17,212 grant is issued to Agape Table, which was established in 1980.
The first Winnipeg International Children’s Festival received a grant of $11,564.
$5,000 is granted to Winnipeg Harvest, a new agency.
$12,000 is granted to the Independent Living Resource Centre, a new agency.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet received a $100,000 grant for its building on Graham.
A grant of $20,000 is used to create the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre.
$113,000 is granted over three years to Klinic for project evolve, a family violence counselling program still active today.
Grants are made to three children’s literacy programs: Manitoba Learning Centre, Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg and Reading Partners/Bookmates.
$50,000 is granted to the Zoological Society of Manitoba for the Kinsmen Discovery Centre. Another $50,000 is granted in 1989.
A grant is issued to Habitat for Humanity, a new organization in Winnipeg.
A grant is issued to the Recycling Council of Manitoba (now Green Action Centre), which was The Foundation’s first environmental grant.
$20,318 is granted to Winnipeg Gay Community Health Centre to develop a plan to provide service to individuals with aids.
$25,560 is granted to Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin and $12,500 is granted to Manitoba Hospice Foundation for start-up costs.
Victoria Health guard received $33,750 to develop a personal emergency response system, now Victoria Lifeline.