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2020 Grants Awarded

Published by MAF Staff  |  December 11, 2020

Despite COVID, the Morden Area Foundation had a banner year in granting $106,810 to Morden and area in 2020

The Morden Area Foundation (MAF) is very excited to announce their very successful year of granting. This fall, $20,100 was granted out from the MAF annual interest earned on the MAF community fund $5,170 from the Sport and Recreation Fund, and $30,000 was granted out from Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) offered by the Government of Canada. PLUS earlier in the year, $40,000 was granted out through Round 1 of ECSF monies, $10,540 was granted through the Power of the Purse Brunch event, and $1,000 was granted through the Citizen of Distinction Award program. This year the MAF received community fund grant requests for approximately $378,000.

MAF 2020 Community Fund Grants:

South Central Cancer Resource Project: Computer, software, office chairs $5,600

Pembina Valley Humane Society Project: New dog doors for kennels $4,500

Morden Chamber of Commerce Project: New office equipment $5,000

Katie Cares Project: Blankets for guest beds $3,000

City of Morden Project: Rec hockey program support $5,170

Genesis House Project: 2nd Caring men’s program $2,000

Chairperson Allison Braun says “I always look forward to meeting with the applicant organizations in October as this helps to build relationships and puts a face to a name. I thoroughly enjoy talking to these organizations and learning of all the good projects that are out there targeting the needs of the community. Granting is truly my most favorite time of year. It is very satisfying knowing the Foundation can make a huge difference particularly during this time of uncertainty.” (Quoted from The Winkler Morden Voice, December 17, 2020)

“The Foundation is here to support the good work in the community. By investing with the MAF, no matter if your donation is small or large, you are touching the lives of the current residents, residents that are yet to come to Morden, and those that haven’t even been born yet.” says Lynda Lambert, Endow MB Community Foundations Coordinator, South Central Region. “Your donation today is invested, and with interest earned, will grant out every year, year after year, after year, forever. It is hard to fathom but that is the Foundation’s plan for longevity and sustainability of the community.” (Quoted from The Winkler Morden Voice, December 17, 2020)

MAF Manitoba 150 Partnership Grants:

Morden Fire & Rescue: Hydraulic extrication tool $13,000

Pembina Hills Arts Council: Pottery wheel and stools $2,956

Pembina Hills Arts Council: Flora and fauna art $3,000

City of Morden: Bike share program $4,900

City of Morden: Lake Minnewasta history plaques $2,000

Pembina Valley Child Care: Roof repairs $6,000

Pembina Valley Child Care: Security intercom $14,126

MAF Emergency Community Support Fund Grants – Round 1

Morden Adult Education Centre: Outdoor learning space $13,000

Genesis House: Staff assistance for food preparation $13,000

Many Hands Resource Centre: Farmer’s Market food vouchers $14,000

MAF Emergency Community Support Fund Grants – Round 2

Manitoba Possible: Food security gift cards $5,000

Morden Parent Child Resource Centre: Sanitation equipment $10,000

Pembina Valley Pregnancy Care Centre: Technology upgrades $10,000

South Central Regional Library: Tablets and electronics $5,000

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