The Manitoba Wildlife Federation would like to extend our sincere gratitude for a recent grant received from the Winnipeg Foundation in the amount of $10,000. At least 6 million was distributed to organizations in Winnipeg through Stabilization Grants. This was a special grant program initiated by the Winnipeg Foundation to support the short and medium-term financial needs of local charitable organizations affected by revenue loss and unexpected expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This incredible contribution will assist with the financial loss the Federation incurred from having to cancel our annual Wild at Heart Fundraising event, an event that normally would have generated $58,000 to go towards promoting wildlife sustainability, management, advocacy and outdoor education programs.
The Winnipeg Foundation was established in 1921, as Canada’s first community foundation. Today it is a leader in what has become an international philanthropic movement. The Foundation is an endowment-based organization where gifts received are pooled and invested. The income generated provides a stable source of support for our community. In 2019 alone, the Foundation distributed $57.5 million to the community.