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A GIFT TODAY, A GIFT FOREVER

Do you know the name of your community foundation? Better yet, do you know what it does? Your community foundation plays a vital, lasting role in your hometown by supporting charitable projects that improve life for individuals, families and the entire community.

If you’ve visited a library, received care at a hospital, toured a heritage site, strolled around a public park, attended a theatre or music performance, or been to a playground in Manitoba, chances are your life has been touched by a community foundation.

These grants are possible thanks to generous gifts from local donors from all walks of life. Community foundations pool and endow (permanently invest) all gifts and the income earned supports a variety of projects within the foundation’s catchment area. The original contributions are never spent, ensuring a lasting legacy for donors and a permanent source of support for the community.

Canada’s community foundation movement started in 1921 with the establishment of The Winnipeg Foundation. Ninety years later, there are 48 community foundations in our province – nearly a third of Canada’s total. These foundations are part of Manitoba’s history of generosity, a tradition in which we can all participate and take pride.

November is Endow Manitoba month, a great time to invest in the future of your hometown. (Of course, your local community foundation will be glad to receive your support at any time of year.) No matter the size of your gift, your contribution to a community foundation will improve life in your area for generations to come. Visit www.endowmantioba.ca to learn more.

 

The Morris Area Foundation Inc. partners with donors to build permanent endowment funding from which projects of the entire Rural Municipality of Morris and the Town of Morris are supported.

The earnings from this fund are used to give grants to a wide range of area groups.

Annual grants are awarded to qualified local organizations spearheading area building initiatives in such diverse fields as health care, education, arts and culture, recreation, environment and social services.

The Foundation Board of Directors is a broad based volunteer-driven organization that brings local knowledge and experience and a network of area relationships to its board.

Contact Del Stevenson co-chair Box 282 Morris R0G 1K0 Phone 204-746-8938

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