Great grants from the 2010s

Photo: Manidoo Gi Miini Gonaan Childcare Centre, 2012. The Very READ-y initiative, a partnership between Manidoo and Bookmates and supported by The Foundation, was launched in 2012.


$1 million is granted for the development of the Children’s Playground at Assiniboine Park.


A $200,000 grant supports the redevelopment of Old Market Square.


One of the first Nourishing Potential Grants – $4,000 – is issued to Helping Hands Resource Centre for Immigrants.


Very Read-y is launched by Bookmates, in partnership with The Foundation, which invests $900,000 over five years.


$4,225 is granted to Art City for programming in Manitoba Housing Communities, through the Growing Active Kids program.


Qaumajuq, the new Inuit Galley at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, receives a grant of $950,000 over three years.


$500,000 is granted to the Assiniboine Park Conservancy for the Indigenous People’s Garden, part of its Diversity Gardens Project.


Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council receives $150,000 to help Syrian newcomers adjust to life in Winnipeg.


Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre’s Family Group Conferencing Program receives a grant of $1 million, drawn from the Moffat Family Fund.


The United Way’s For Every Family Initiative receives a grant of $1 million, issued over five years, for family resource centres across the city.


$250,000 is granted in support of Macdonald Youth Services’ new facility.


$150,000 is granted to Candace House for a full-time executive director; this is one of the first multi-year capacity building grants.


A grant of $200,000 is issued in support of Augustine United Church’s transformation to a community hub, which includes a performing arts centre, licensed childcare centre, programs run by Oak Table and 1JustCity, and a public washroom.


Spence Neighbourhood Association’s 24/7 safe space for youth received a grant of $50,000.


A grant of $1 million helped create the St. Boniface Belvedere, in partnership with the City of Winnipeg, Government of Canada, Entreprises Riel, The Forks and Winnipeg Arts Council.


As part of The Foundation’s $1 million Reconciliation Grants program, Seven Oaks School Division received $100,000 in support of its Blue Thunderbird Land-Based Teachings Learning Centre.


Charities received $12.8 million in COVID-19-related grants support between March and July.

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