2020 Carman Area Foundation Grants
Video Launch Announcing 2020 Grant Recipients – April 17th
If everything was “normal” right now, we would all have been at the Carman Community Hall on Friday, April 17th, for our Annual Gala Dinner, celebrating philanthropy and our communities, having dinner and watching some incredible entertainment.
However, this year things are different…… And so we have created a video in place of the Gala to announce our 2020 Grant Recipients and highlight community minded individuals representing various organizations. Below is the link for the video. Enjoy!
Please refer to 2020 Grant Recipients Page for complete listing.
To donate to the Carman Area Foundation go to our For Donors page.
Save the Date 2020 CAF Events
January 1st to Feb 14th – CAF 2020 Grant Application window
Friday, April 17th – Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner (Dinner cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis. Rescheduling, if possible, to be determined.)
Friday, June 12th – Annual Charity Golf Tournament (Decision pending)
Saturday, Nov. 14th – Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge
Announcing A New Endowment Fund
The D.R. McClement Memorial Fund
Gwen McClement and Rob McClement signing Agreement, with Janine Lodder, Vice Chair, and Barry Gosnell, Chair
We are very pleased to announce a new ‘donor advised’ Endowment Fund within the Carman Area Foundation – The D. R. McClement Memorial Fund.
The Fund, established by Gwen McClement and family in memory of their husband, father and grandfather Denis McClement, will provide a bursary each year to a graduating Carman Collegiate student.
In respect of Denis’s high regard for education, the family was looking for an effective and long-term approach to help young people pursue post-secondary education. They decided that an endowment fund would be the best mechanism to allow them to do this.
The bursary recipient will be determined each year in the school’s Awards’ process. The recipient will be a student planning to enter an Agricultural (or related) program at an accredited University or College.
A strength of creating a ‘donor advised’ Fund, is that the family will have the opportunity to help the community in other ways. As the Endowment Fund grows, any annual disbursement greater than the bursary amount will be granted to community initiatives as decided by the McClement family.
The Foundation thanks Mrs. McClement and family for their foresight, generosity and support of the community.
2020 Grant Application Process
The window to apply for a 2020 CAF grant opens January 1, 2020. The application deadline is February 14th. Applicants will receive notification on whether a grant has been awarded by the end of March. Grant will be awarded at the annual CAF Celebration Gala Dinner on April 17th.
Please go to Grant Application Page for more information.
Special Announcement for 2020 –
The Manitoba Build 150 Program
The Carman Area Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the Manitoba Build 150 program in 2020, in recognition of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary. The program, with support of The Richardson Foundation, is providing matching grants to projects that support Manitoba communities.
Build 150 will match monies, to a maximum of $20,000 for the Carman Area Foundation, for selected community projects at a 1:1 ratio. Thus CAF will have an extra $20,000 to support projects that meet the guidelines of the Build 150 program.
NOTE: To qualify for Build 150 Funding, you must apply for a 2020 CAF grant through the normal grant application process. More information on criteria and guidelines is included in the CAF grant application form.
Thank you to our supporters!! The 24-Hour Giving Challenge, held on November 16th, was once again a great success for the Carman Area Foundation.
Our Foundation received $26,500 in total donations for the day, qualifying us for the maximum ‘stretch’ funding, an extra $4,000, from the Manitoba Government and The Winnipeg Foundation.
Thank you for supporting your community through the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge!
For more information go to our Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge Page
New ‘Donor Advised’ Endowment Fund
(Photo above: Lawrence Dyck, CAF Treasurer, (left) and Barry Gosnell, CAF Chairperson, (right), together with Dane’s nieces and nephews.)
The Carman Area Foundation is excited to announce that a new endowment fund has been established. The new Fund, the Dane Nicolajsen Fund, has been established by Jeff and Joyce Nicolajsen and family of Sperling, in memory of their son and brother Dane. This fund was created as a donor advised fund, a type of endowment fund that allows the donor to determine how the annual grants from the fund are allocated.
The family was looking for a way to support the community on a long term basis in Dane’s memory and felt a ‘donor advised’ endowment fund seemed to fit the bill. They liked the option of participation in the granting process; they have a say in what applications they think Dane would have supported. The Fund has been designed to support youth and youth related projects, within the area that the Foundation serves. This Fund is the second major donor advised fund of the Foundation, the other being the Linear Grain Fund.
A spokesperson for the family stated: “We are excited to see more and more people recognizing donor advised funds as a possibility. It opens doors of communication between fund donors and the CAF Board. Dane’s family was looking for a way to have his memory remembered for years to come and this donor advised fund seemed to fit the bill. They liked the option of participation in the granting process; they have a say in what applications they think Dane would have supported.”
The CAF grants annually to charitable organizations throughout the community. Please see our list of established funds.
2019 Celebration of Philanthropy, Community and Entertainment
Annual Fundraising Event
Thank you to everyone who attended the Fundraising Dinner on April 12th and to all those who made donations to the Foundation. Special thanks to Janzens Chevrolet Buick GMC and Carman Pharmacy & Benefits RX for sponsoring the entertainment – magician Chris Funk, the Wonderist. The evening was a fantastic success. Financial details to follow.
Carman Area Foundation 2019 Grant Recipients
The following grants were awarded at the Gala on Dinner on April 12th.
|Almassippi Players||$1,500||Almassippi Players Establishment Project|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pembina Valley||$2,250||Mentoring Program Expansion – Carman||+ $750 YIP|
|Boyne Care (affiliate of BVHC & Boyne Care Holdings)||$4,000||2nd Year of 3 Year Commitment|
|Boyne Regional Library||$2,000||Games Tables|
|Boyne Regional Library Expansion Cte||$7,500||Reinforcing Roof|
|Carman Cardinals Baseball Club||$1,800||LED Scoreboard|
|Carman Collegiate Library||$860||Light Therapy Lamps for Library|
|Carman Dufferin Recreation I||$1,350||Carman Campground Washrooms|
|Carman Dufferin Recreation II – Community Hall||$800||Wireless Mic System|
|Carman Dufferin Recreation III – Carman Pool||$2,020||Updated Test Kit for Pool|
|Carman Elementary School||$605||Signature Risers Project|
|Carman Family Resource Centre||$250||PlayYard and Promotional Project||+ $250 YIP|
|Carman Golf & Curling Club (National Sport Trust)||$610||Chiller and Ice Equipment Project|
|Carman Handi-Van Fund||$505||Charitable Org Fund – Operational Needs|
|Carman Handi-Van Corp.||$4,500||Van Replacement Project||+ $500 YIP|
|Carman Memorial Hospital||$1,995||Ceiling Track for ‘Awaiting Placement’ Room|
|Carman Minor Ball||$800||Field Maintenance & Tournament Hosting Supplies Project|
|Carman Minor Ball Facility Committee||$4,250||Carman & Area Ball Diamond Building Project||+ $500 YIP|
|Carman Minor Hockey||$850||Breakfast Club Project|
|Carman Palliative Care||$5,588||Palliative Care Ceiling Track/Lift Project|
|Centre D’enfants St. Claude Children’s Centre Inc.||$1,000||Bicycle Path Repair Project|
|Child & Family Services of Central Manitoba Foundation Inc.||$500||Chance 2 Grow||+ $750 YIP|
|Dufferin Agricultural Society I||$1,000||Barn Upgrade Project – Replace Fascia|
|Dufferin Agricultural Society II||$605||Exhibit Hall Project – Plaque Upgrade|
|Dufferin Historical Society Inc.||$1,500||Interior Wall Renovation Project|
|Elm Creek Community Hall||$3,000||LED Light Conversion Project|
|Elm Creek Skating Rink||$1,500||Painting the Rink Project|
|Elm Creek Stay & Play Centre Inc.||$2,000||Outdoor Expansion Project|
|Golden Prairie Arts Council I||$620||New Office Equipment|
|Golden Prairie Arts Council II||$750||Community Art & Music Programming Supplies Project||+ $250 YIP|
|Linear Grain Fund||$5,110||For underpriveledged children|
|Manitoba SwimAbility Inc.||$370||Carman Area MB SwimAbility Program Expansion Project||+ $500 YIP|
|Roland Golf Course||$1,000||Clubhouse Improvements Project|
|Roland Pumpkin Fair||$1,000||Fair Equipment Purchases (3 parts)|
|Roland School||$2,000||Get Moving – Physical Literacy Project|
|Sperling Rink Board||$4,825||Main Doors and Water Station Project|
|The Stepping Stone – Aspen Winds||$500||Equipment and Card Making Expansion Project|
|Wee Care Child Centre||$4,500||Door & Wall Panelling Replacement Project|
|Youth In Philanthropy Commitment||$3,500||Year I of new 3 year Agreement|
Carman Area Foundation 2018 Grant Recipients
|Aspen Winds – The Stepping Stone||YIP Grant Only||Card Making Supplies & New Fridge||$500 YIP|
|Boyne Care||$5,000||Honouring the Ageless Spirit (New Personal Care Home)|
|Boyne Regional Library||$1,000||Magazine Display Units|
|Boyne Regional Library Expansion Cte||$4,500||Geotech Survey for Expansion Project||+ $500 YIP|
|Boyne Valley Hostel Corporation||$5,000||Boyne Towers Screen Room Furniture|
|Carman Collegiate Animation Club||$4,000||Computerized 3D Printing Equipment Project|
|Carman & Community Active Living Centre||$4,000||Sound System Upgrades|
|Carman Dufferin Recreation I||$1,500||Arena Canteen Floor Replacement|
|Carman Dufferin Recreation II – Community Hall||$765||Kitchen Utensil Replacement|
|Carman Dufferin Recreation III – Carman Pool||$930||Computer for Cashier Office|
|Carman Family Resource Centre||YIP Grant Only||Programming Support||$550 YIP|
|Carman Handi-Van Corporation||$215||Operational Support|
|Carman Memorial Hospital||$1,580||Spirometry Equipment Replacment||+ $750 YIP|
|Carman Minor Ball||$1,000||L-Screen & Portable Pitching Mound|
|Carman Minor Hockey||$650||Breakfast Club Skills Program|
|Carman Palliative Care||$3,500||Geri Chair Project|
|Child & Family Services of Central Manitoba Foundation Inc.||$400||Chance 2 Camp|
|Dufferin Historical Society Inc.||$900||Storage Shed & Hat Stands|
|Elm Creek 4-H Activity Club||$1,000||Start-up Costs|
|Elm Creek Housing Corp. Inc.||$2,000||Parking Garage Extension|
|Elm Creek School Green Crew||$1,000||Outdoor Learning Area/Block Pad|
|Elm Creek Skating Rink||$6,000||Furnace Replacement Project|
|Golden Prairie Arts Council I||$620||Office Equipment|
|Golden Prairie Arts Council II||$2,300||GPAC Building Roof Replacement Project||+ $500 YIP|
|Historical Society of RM of Roland||$3,500||Electrical Wiring Upgrade & Museum Electronic Equipment Purchase||+ $500 YIP|
|Homewood Cairn Committee||$2,000||Homewood School Cairn|
|Linear Grain Fund||$5,060||To Support Underpriviledged Children|
|Roland Golf Course||$3,000||Clubhouse Improvements|
|Roland Pumpkin Fair||$615||Children’s Entertainment & Kitchen Supplies|
|Roseisle Planning Committee||$1,900||Roseisle Baseball Park Development||+ $600 YIP|
|Sperling Community Club||$4,000||Picnic Table Concrete Project|
|Sperling Rink Board||$4,400||Arena Storage Shed Project||+ $600 YIP|
|TLC Centre Inc||$500||Music Expansion & Enrichment|
|Wee Care Child Centre||$4,000||Window Replacement Project|
|Youth In Philanthropy||$3,500||Commitment to 6 Year Project with Thomas Sill Foundation|
The CARMAN HANDI-VAN ENDOWMENT FUND
The Carman Area Foundation and the Carman Handi-Van Corp. have recently agreed to establish a new Endowment fund in the Foundation. The new Carman Handi-Van Fund is a ‘Charitable Organization’ Fund, a fund type that provides specific benefits for the charity, namely administration of the charity’s permanent endowment and provision of annual financial support to the charity. The Carman Handi-Van Corp. contributed the initial $10,000 donation to establish the Fund. People wishing to support the Carman Handi-Van will now be able to contribute to this endowment fund of the Carman Area Foundation. The new agreement was officially signed by executive members of both Boards on May 23, 2017.
Community Fund for Canada’s 150th
The Carman Area Foundation was p0leased to participate in the new Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a national small grants program to support local projects in our community related to Canada’s sesquicentennial.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada, the Carman Area Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
We are pleased to announce that the following local organizations were awarded grants from this initiative. The Carman Area Foundation provided 50% of the grant amount stated, as part of our commitment to the national initiative.
|Boyne Valley Hostel Corp||History Project||$760|
|Wee Care Centre||Painting Project||$1480|
|Town of Carman||Canada 150 Multicultural Event||$1910|
|Boyne Regional Library||Canada 150 Summer Reading Program||$760|
|Town of Carman||Celebrate Canada 150||$570|
|Roseisle Planning Cte.||Garden Water Feature Project||$760|
|Sperling Golden Corner||Flooring Project||$690|
|Roseisle Planning Cte.||Pathway Project||$960|
|Sperling Community Club||Skating Rink Flooring Project||$200|
|Carman Community Senior Resource Council||Travel Across Canada Project||$760|