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When you give through The Winnipeg Foundation, you support the most pressing needs of our community. Support local charities working in your favourite Cause! Your Community Foundation since 1921. For Good. Forever. Your Community Foundation since 1921. For Good. Forever. 1350-One Lombard Place Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3 204.944.9474 | 1.877.974.3631 Left to right: Pablo Felices-Luna, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, and daughter and Isabel Felices-Luna; Phil Chiappetta, Rossbrook House; Ron Thiessen, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Manitoba Chapter; Connie Newman, Manitoba Association of Senior Centres; Sukhy Mann, Literacy Works; Doris Koop, Vision Impaired Resources Network. Photos taken prior to the arrival of COVID-19. Being a part of community gives us purpose, support, and friendship, the importance of which crystallizes as we age. Our charitable sector is a cornerstone of so many communities in Winnipeg – and throughout the pandemic it has faced challenges. Since the onset of COVID-19, The Foundation has listened closely to charities about the challenges they are facing today, and what they expect in the months – and years – ahead. "Community agencies' ability to deliver services and programs has been profoundly disrupted, but they are adapting and providing support where it's needed most," says Megan Tate, The Foundation's Director of Community Grants. "The Foundation has supported charities in a number of ways since the pandemic began." Between March and August 2020, The Foundation distributed immediate COVID-19-related grants totalling more than $12.8 million. This included emergency support valued at $3.9 million, as well as $8.9 million in Stabilization Grants, which support the short- and medium-term financial needs of local charities affected by revenue loss and unexpected expenses due to the pandemic. The Winnipeg Foundation continues to focus on the pandemic-related needs of the community, as well as support new opportunities. Based on feedback from the charitable sector, The Foundation is now offering a new round Stabilization Grants, with $8 million available. Applications are due March 31. "Our granting is only possible because of generous community members, who choose to give to their favourite Causes and charities through The Foundation," Tate says. "Dedicated community agencies are working hard to support our collective well-being. Please support your favourite charities to whatever extent you are able." SUPPORTING THE CORNERSTONES OF OUR COMMUNITY Megan Tate, The Winnipeg Foundation's Director of Community Grants MATURE 21

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