Established January 2008, received charitable status in April 2008
MOST RECENT GRANTS
Our most recent grants were presented at the Annual Public Meeting to the Lac du Bonnet Regional Library ($3000, literacy station), Lac du Bonnet Youth Recreation Center ($2,200, sports equipment), Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association ($2247.71, fencing at trout pond), and Lac du Bonnet Historical Society ($1200, museum signage).
ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING
Our annual public meeting will be held Wednesday May 25, 2016 7:00pm at the Pioneer Club. Everyone is welcome to attend. Annual reports will be given, grants will be presented and recognition will be given to past directors. Refreshments will be served.
NEW LOGO FOR FOUNDATION
Our new logo was revealed in May 2015. The new logo designed by Sheldon Sveinson was designed after the bricks produced by the Lac du Bonnet Brick Company. These bricks built Lac du Bonnet and the Foundation continues to build the community.
ATTENTION STUDENTS – WINNIPEG RIVER BURSARY APPLICATION
Students enrolled in continuing education where the field of study will have possible relevance or benefit to the Lac du Bonnet Region are eligible. Each year, bursaries of up to one thousand dollars ($1000) will be provided to a deserving student based on relevance, need, and the availability of funds. Submit the Application Form via e-mail to Gus Wruck.
OUR MOST RECENT GRANT
In December 2015 the Foundation granted $950 towards a new fridge in support of the seniors lunch program established by the Two Rivers Resource Council.
THANK YOU FOR THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT!
The Foundation received over $15,000 in donations on the Annual Day of Giving November 14, 2015. Thank you to all our donors!
The Foundation received $12,500 from the Thomas Sill Foundation for getting past the halfway mark in donations for their fundraising challenge.
ENDOW MANITOBA’S 24-Hour GIVING CHALLENGE on NOVEMBER 14, 2015
For one day annually, Endow Manitoba holds a 24-hour giving challenge. In 2015 this day will be November 14th. Gifts made online through www.endowmanitoba.ca to the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation’s unrestricted fund on that day will be “stretched” by The Winnipeg Foundation ($1 for every $5 donated) up to a maximum of $2,000 per foundation. The easiest way to donate on this day is to go online to the Foundation’s home page, www.lacdubonnetfoundation.ca, any time between 12:01 am and 11:59 pm on November 14, click on the endow Manitoba icon in the upper right and click on “Make an Online Gift Now”.
In July 2015 the Foundation granted $2500 towards the new Lac du Bonnet Community Center electronic billboard.
To work with others in creating a better community for today, tomorrow and forever
The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation, Inc. exists to improve the quality of life in the Town and RM of Lac du Bonnet and adjacent areas of the region. The Foundation creates and manages funds gifted in perpetuity, or otherwise, and distributes these funds, or the earnings generated from these funds, to qualified donees for local charitable purposes.
Notice of a Change in Member Policy
At the September 2011 meeting of the Board of the Foundation it was decided that the only members of the Foundation were the Board members. This change in policy makes our Foundation consistent with other Foundations in Canada. In addition it was decided that the minutes of the Foundation were to be published on the website. This step is to ensure transparency with the Lac du Bonnet community.
What’s New? Foundation Reports are now available online.
Added a Conflict of Interest Policy under Policies
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