Established January 2008, received charitable status in April 2008
2018 ANNUAL GIVING CHALLENGE NOVEMBER 17
The Endow Manitoba Annual 24 Hour Giving Challenge is November 17, 2018. To donate on November 17, 2018 click on the Endow Manitoba icon on this page. For every $5 raised on November 17, 2018 $2 will be matched by the Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba Government. Come visit us November 17, 2018 10am to 4pm at the Lac du Bonnet Community Center!
NOW ACCEPTING FALL GRANT APPLICATIONS
We are now accepting grant applications for the fall granting period. Submit the following Application Form. Instructions are included on the form. Deadline for application is September 30, 2018.
ATTENTION STUDENTS – WINNIPEG RIVER BURSARY AND REYNOLDS BURSARY
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 Winnipeg River Bursary Application Form via e-mail to email@example.com. Deadline for application is May 31.
Download criteria and requirements for applying for the Chuck Reynolds Memorial Scholarship here: http://lacdubonnetfoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Chuck-Reynolds-Memorial-Scholarship-Criteria-1.doc.
Submit the Chuck Reynolds Memorial Scholarship application form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY
A Youth in Philanthropy program was launched in March 2018. See here for more details.
MOST RECENT GRANTS
Our most recent grants (May 2018) were presented to Rotary Club Selkirk ($1000, Echocardiography equipment for Regional Hospital), Arts Council ($500, Truck Stop Theatre presentation), Mrs Lucci’s ($500, sports equipment), and Centennial School ($1500, shade structure for outdoor instruction. The next granting period is in the fall of 2018.
In May 2017 a total of $24,150 in grants were presented to Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association ($3500, storage container), Lac du Bonnet Community Center ($8400, renos to accommodate ice making equipment), Lac du Bonnet Arena ($6000, floor scrubber), Survivor’s Hope ($750, counsellor training), Lac du Bonnet Minor Baseball ($3500, start up youth program), and 2 scholarship/bursaries ($2000).
ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING
Our annual public meeting was held Wednesday May 23, 2018 7:00pm at the Lac du Bonnet Legion Hall. Annual reports were given and grants were presented.
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 Lac du Bonnet and District Charitable Foundation continues to build the community.
THANK YOU FOR THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT!
The Foundation received over $15,000 in donations on the Annual Day of Giving November 19, 2017. Thank you to all our donors!
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 area of the RM of Alexander. 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.