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St. Amant Receives $950K Grant from Winnipeg Foundation

St. Amant Receives $950K Grant from Winnipeg Foundation

By Tyler Sutherland

St. AmantSt. Amant has received a $950,000 grant to improve healthcare for people with developmental disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

The Winnipeg Foundation grant will support three initiatives at St. Amant in partnership with the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine, the St. Amant Research Centre and many disability agencies.

“As St. Amant shifts from one of the last developmental centres in Canada to a healthcare centre, we as a community need to look at the web of support available and ensure that we can help children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, acquired brain injuries and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to live healthy lives with the most comprehensive and person-centered services possible,” said John Leggat, president and CEO of St. Amant.

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New Arch, Fountain Monument at The Forks

New Arch, Fountain Monument at The Forks

Alloway Arch
The Alloway Arch at The Forks (THE WINNIPEG FOUNDATION / TWITTER)

A new structure at The Forks has decades of history tied to it.

The Winnipeg Foundation unveiled the Alloway Arch and adjoining Widow’s Mite Fountain on Tuesday. The public amenity was created from the façade of the historic Alloway and Champion Bank building after being resurrected from storage.

During its peak, Alloway and Champion was the largest private bank in Western Canada and one of its owners, William Forbes Alloway, went on to establish The Winnipeg Foundation in 1921.

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Toews Lends Support to Winnipeg Foundation Nourishment Campaign

Winnipeg-born Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will be the face of a new 10-week campaign in support of The Winnipeg Foundation.

The Foundation is building the Nourishing Potential Fund, which grants community organizations to provide healthy meals, cooking training and food information to young Winnipeggers.

“We’re thrilled to have Jonathan get behind this initiative as a donor and ambassador,” said Foundation’s CEO Rick Frost. “He’s a sports superstar and an inspiring figure in our community. He sends a great message about the power of healthy eating.”

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Winnipeg Foundation Awards Nearly $23M in Grants

Winnipeg Foundation Awards Nearly $23M in Grants

By Sarah Klein

The Winnipeg Foundation

The Winnipeg Foundation awarded a record $22.9 million in charity grants in 2014.

A total of 860 organizations benefited from funding last year, including Good Neighbours, which provides a variety of programs and supports to Winnipeg seniors.

“The past year has been a remarkable one for the Winnipeg Foundation,” said CEO Richard Frost. “We are grateful for the strong support we receive from people of all walks of life. The remarkable generosity of Winnipeggers, combined with positive returns in the markets, has allowed for this terrific granting year – and that means huge benefit for our entire community.”

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Winnipeg Grocers Make $25K Donation to Police Endowment Fund

Winnipeg Police CrestA family of local business owners have made a $25,000 contribution to the WPS Endowment Fund.

Moe and Munther Zeid, owners of FoodFare, presented the large cheque to Winnipeg police Chief Devon Clunis at a news conference on Thursday.

The fund was established through the Winnipeg Foundation to enable programs that assist at-risk and underserved children, youths and their families, to apply for funds.

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New Kitchen a Holiday Blessing for Lighthouse Mission

Lighthouse MissionWINNIPEG — Just in time for the holiday season, the Lighthouse Mission is taking full advantage of its new kitchen to help serve their more than 250 patrons daily.

Through Project Echo and the Winnipeg Foundation, the mission was create new space with additional appliances.

“We’re just so excited because there’s multiple benefits that are going to benefit the community big-time,” said operations manager Joel Cormie.

The kitchen renovation was led by Jeff Fisher and Project Echo, which raised most of the approximately $40,000, and included an $8,000 grant from the Winnipeg Foundation.

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CJNU Cozies Up to Winnipeg Foundation for New Digs

The Winnipeg FoundationNostalgia radio station CJNU 93.7 FM has found a new home next to the offices of the Winnipeg Foundation.

The two organizations work closely together and will be sharing space on the 13th floor of the Richardson Building at the corner of Portage and Main.

The volunteer-run radio co-operative broadcasts from a different community host sponsor location each month, and the Foundation has hosted the station annually each April since 2007.

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Youth Share Ideas at Annual Philanthropy Conference

By Brian Schultz

The Winnipeg FoundationStudents from 28 schools and community agencies will gather today for the 12th annual Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) conference.

The Winnipeg Foundation released a report recently where younger Winnipeggers graded the city a C when it came to giving youth a voice.

“We’re giving young people the chance to present ideas on how they’d like to see Winnipeg grow and develop,” said Tolu Ilelaboye, youth engagement coordinator with The Winnipeg Foundation. “These young people are starting to think about what they’re going to do following graduation; we want to know what will keep them in our city.”

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Winnipeg Non-Profit Receives Grant for Art Classes

The Winnipeg FoundationA $10,000 grant from the Winnipeg Foundation will fund a new art project at Community Living Winnipeg.

The non-profit organization assists people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Called “New View,” the project is slated to begin in January to bring awareness, employment, education and inclusion to both adults living with disability, and the wider community.

The organization will be collaborating with the Arts and Disability Network of Manitoba to hire professional artists to teach classes throughout the city.

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Mayoral Candidates to Focus on Youth Issues at Forum

The Winnipeg FoundationIssues relating to youth sometimes get overshadowed throughout the duration of a mayoral campaign, but they will be front and centre this evening during the Youth Vital Signs (YVS) Forum.

The forum will further promote results recently published by The Winnipeg Foundation in its Youth Vital Signs report, giving young people the chance to address issues and ask questions of the candidates that are important to them.

The forum will be moderated by Noah Erenberg of Community News Commons.

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