Donations made to the Lac du Bonnet Foundation have the potential to stretch substantially thanks to matching funding from the local Challenge Group Fund and top-ups from the Winnipeg Foundation and Province of Manitoba.

There has never been a better time to help our community flourish forever! The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation encourages residents from Lac du Bonnet and surrounding area to make a gift to the LDB Foundation as part of the Endow Manitoba’s Giving Challenge, from November 13-19.

The Giving Challenge is a major fund-raiser for the Lac du Bonnet & District Community Foundation. All donations received during this event go directly to the LDB Foundation to help build the Foundation’s Endowment Fund. The interest generated from the fund is used to support local community projects that help make Lac du Bonnet and area a more caring and vibrant community today and well into the future.

The LDB Foundation is pleased to announce that once again, a very generous group of local philanthropists have come forward to finance a Challenge Group Fund.  This fund will be used during the Giving Challenge week to encourage donations by matching them dollar for dollar. In 2022, the stretch from this group added an additional $11,000 to our fund-raising efforts.

In addition, The Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba government are committed to the growth of community foundations across Manitoba, each providing a maximum stretch of $2,000 per foundation. Combined, the Lac du Bonnet Foundation can receive up to $4,000 in stretch funding from these sources.

“This is a great opportunity to support the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation,” says Gary Rollins, President of the LDB Foundation. “Of course, we welcome gifts at any time, but giving between Nov. 13 – 19 means extra support. We’re so excited to see what our community can accomplish!”

There are many ways that donations can be made during the Giving Challenge. Online gifts can be made securely on the Lac du Bonnet Foundation website at by clicking “Donate Now”. In person donations can be made by visiting the LDB Foundation booth at the LDB Christmas Craft Sale on November 18.

Donations can also be mailed to the Lac du Bonnet and District Charitable Foundation at Box 744, Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba R0E 1A0. All cheques should be made out to the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation and dated between November 13-19.

The Lac du Bonnet Foundation Board would like to thank donors for their very generous support in past years and are looking forward to a successful campaign that will benefit the community of Lac du Bonnet and surrounding area now and well into the future.

Please contact Gary Rollins, president of the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation, at should you have any questions.