Welcome to Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation
The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation is a community based philanthropic organization led by a dedicated Board with the goal of building significant capital, the annual earnings of which will benefit our community and its residents today, tomorrow and forever.
All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. Unless directed otherwise, donations are invested in endowed funds, the earnings from which provide funds that allow the Foundation to support worthwhile organizations and groups who are working to improve the quality of life in our community.
STARS & the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation
STARS is an emergency medical service that provides transportation and critical care to patients who need it most. We respond to missions across the Province, reaching remote worksites and secluded rural areas.
STARS is there for the next patient who requires critical care and rapid transport to hospital. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we continue to fly an average of two missions per day, but we can’t do it alone. As a registered non-profit, it’s the support of our community members and allies that fuels our mission through donations and funding.
Thanks to the support of the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation, we have successfully applied for a grant to add an incubator mount to our emergency flight equipment. An incubator is used for premature or other newborn infants, provides controlled temperature, humidity, and oxygen levels. The mounting mechanism, for which these funds are intended, ensures the incubator is securely fastened to the stretcher during transportation. It is equipment like this that helps save lives and keep our must vulnerable protected.
To learn more about STARS and our mission, visit STARS.ca.
Submitted by Colleen Mayer
Director Donor Relations & Development (MB)
STARS – Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service
Important Information for Donating On-line
Should you wish to donate on-line to the Lac du Bonnet Foundation, please take note of the following:
- Select DONATE NOW button. This will take to you to the Lac du Bonnet Foundation donation page on the Winnipeg Foundation Website. You will see the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation’s name directly below the Winnipeg Foundation Banner so you will know you are contributing directly to the LDB Foundation.
- When filling in the required information, the “Name of Fund” selection may be left blank, but we encourage donations to the Managed Fund as those donations provide the greatest flexibility to assist needs in the community which change year to year. There is no drop-down menu so you may either leave this section blank or type in your selection. For a full list of Funds held by the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation, please check the Fund Descriptions on this website at https://lacdubonnetfoundation.ca/donors/fund-descriptions/
- After filling in all personal information, your transaction will be completed, even if “Name of Fund” option is left blank. Please, ignore the last page of Winnipeg Foundation Funds.
Foundation Grants and Information
Grant applications are called for twice annually March 31 and September 30.
Contact the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation with any questions you may have.