Donor Information
to Create a Better Community


If you would like to “give back” to the community of Lac du Bonnet financially, the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation can be your best vehicle to do so. We are a group of volunteers who operate a charitable organization which raises money to fund worthy projects to make Lac du Bonnet a more livable community.

The Foundation is a member of the national association of community foundations, the Community Foundations of Canada. The Foundation’s directors do not receive any compensation.

The Foundation’s money is carefully managed for us by The Winnipeg Foundation (TWF), the oldest and one of the largest community foundations in Canada. TWF provides us with professional investment management at very attractive rates. We use only a portion of the interest earned on those investments to make grants to organizations and projects in our community. The capital amount you donate will not be spent, so you can rest assured that your gift will keep on giving forever.

If you are interested in becoming a donor, use the links below or if you have any questions please contact us.

Fund Descriptions

The Lac du Bonnet Foundation’s Endowment Fund is made up of several smaller funds, each of which has a focus to benefit our community as a whole.

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The Managed Fund is a general and versatile fund, the earnings from which support a wide range of projects and community needs in the area.

The earnings from the Administration Fund help to cover some of the annual operating expenses incurred by the Foundation.

The Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Fund was one of the first funds established with the Foundation. The earnings from this fund support wildlife management, habitat and conservation projects.

The Winnipeg River Educational Bursary Fund was established in 2015 by Foundation Board Member Emeritus, Gus Wruck. This fund assists needy students pursuing degrees in science, agriculture, veterinary medicine, or a health care profession.

The Chuck Reynold Education Fund was established by the Reynolds family in memory of Chuck Reynolds, a former teacher, Sunrise School Division Board Member and active community member. The fund supports annual awards to selected graduating students who are pursuing advanced education at qualified institutions.

The Brittany Bung Fund was established by the Foundation in memory of Brittany Bung, a young member of the community who tragically passed away in 2017. This fund supports community youth programs addressing issues in the community involving youth.

The Richmond Family Fund was established by the Richmond family in 2017 to support various needs in the community.

The Heritage Fund was established jointly by the Lac du Bonnet & District Historical Society, the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation and The Winnipeg Foundation to support the Lac du Bonnet Heritage Museum.

The Youth in Philanthropy Fund was jointly established in 2017 by the Thomas Sill Foundation and the LDB Foundation.  The fund was developed to educate and involve Lac du Bonnet Senior School students in community needs and the impact of philanthropy.

Questions?

This may anwser some of the common questions asked by donors. You can also contact us at info@lacdubonnetfoundation.ca if you require more information.

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We accept and appreciate gifts of any size.  Because your gift is pooled together with the gifts of many other donors, the total funds grow quickly over time and can be invested in sound financial ways to ensure that your gift, no matter how big or small, will give back forever.

We are a registered charity and we will provide you with a charitable donation receipt for any donation of $20 or more.

You can certainly do so or you can simply donate to the general Managed Fund, which will benefit a variety of projects in the community. If you wish to donate to a specified fund, we would be happy to discuss that option with you. Either way, rest assured that our interests are that the money is invested responsibly and that the earnings from the investment reach a worthy project or cause in our community.

It is completely up to you! You can grant the Foundation a one-time gift or give annually. Our annual 24 Hour Giving Challenge is an excellent time for an annual gift because it can trigger some matching dollars from Endow Manitoba. You can even give monthly, and for those still in the work force, some employers will add to your monthly donation.

We work very hard to make sure that projects we support will benefit the residents of the area and to ensure that there is full accounting for the grant monies we award.

Recipients of grants must be qualified donees as defined by the income tax act. Applications are only accepted from qualified donees or organizations holding a Charitable Registration Number from Canada Revenue Agency. These can include volunteer boards which operate local assets such as the youth center, local schools, and local service groups.

In the case of our bursaries/scholarships, the recipients will be individuals graduating from the Lac du Bonnet Senior School who will be attending qualified educational institutions.

Many times, families want to honour a loved one but are unsure how best to do so. Donations can be made to the Foundation in their honour and we will make sure that they are used in a way that honours your loved one. The Foundation will send thank you letters to all donors and we will advise the family of the donors’ names.

Yes, you can. If you wish to establish a named fund to support a specific area of interest (i.e. education, sports, seniors, etc.), this can be achieved by making a minimum donation of $5,000. Please contact us if you wish to discuss this option.

What a great idea! If you want to give to your community in your will, we can be the vehicle to get that done. We suggest that you seek the help an accountant, estate planner or your lawyer. We are available to consult with you and your professional and to provide any additional information you may need.