The 24-Hour Giving Challenge is your opportunity to help the Carman Area Foundation grow exponentially. Gifts made to our Foundation’s Undesignated Fund (or Sperling, Roland and Grey Community Funds) on Saturday, November 16 will be “stretched” through the combined efforts of the Manitoba government and The Winnipeg Foundation. For every $5 donated, they will “stretch” that donation by $1 each, up to a combined total of $4,000 per foundation. So your $5 gift instantly becomes $7 for your community!
Gifts may be made online at endowMB.org or by contacting the Carman Area Foundation (204-745-6947). Also check About Your Gift Details
For more information go to our Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge Page
Invitation to Local Community Organizations
Most organizations often have challenges in recruiting and retaining volunteers. To assist local organizations in this ongoing challenge, The Carman Area Foundation is pleased to host a Volunteer Manitoba workshop on this topic. We encourage your organization to send representatives to this seminar. It is free of charge and open to all. Refreshments will be provided.
Information on the Workshop:
Different people have different reasons to volunteer. Are you being strategic and making the best recruitment pitch that will resonate based on what motivates that person’s demographic? Join us and learn what motivates young and the mature demographics. Learn the five components of marketing. Combine this knowledge to learn how best to promote your volunteer opportunities to the right people so they are motivated to get involved and stay involved.
Dawn Bourbonnais is Volunteer Manitoba’s Manager of Communications & Outreach. She oversees VM’s internal and external communications, manages the website and referral services, and is responsible for increasing awareness of Volunteer Manitoba’s mission – to encourage and promote volunteerism across the province. She also manages Volunteer Manitoba’s social media profiles.
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|
Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge – November 18, 2018
Thank you to all those who participated in the 2018 Giving Challenge on November 18th. This annual Fundraising Challenge sponsored by The Winnipeg Foundation encourages on-line donations to Manitoba Community Foundations. This year The Winnipeg Foundation and the Province of Manitoba each pledged to ‘stretch’ all donations by 20% to a $2000 maximum.
We are pleased to announce that we received $12,895 in total donations, qualifying our Foundation for the $4000 maximum stretch. So our endowment fund grew by $16,895 thanks to the tremendous support of our donors and the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Province of Manitoba.
Please visit www.endowmanitoba.ca for more information on the Challenge.
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|