To enhance and enrich the quailty of life in Portage la Prairie and District by supporting and promoting philanthropy through endowment building, donor services, grantmaking and community leadership.
The Community Foundation of Portage and District is a public foundation serving the charitable needs of donors and grants seekers alike. The contributions of donors from all walks of life are pooled into permanent, income earning endowment funds which continue to grow in order to provide funding for local community priorities for many years to come.
Paul Davidson - Chair Carey Duncan - Vice Chair Wayne Klippenstein - Treasurer Lou Antonissen - Past Chair Cathy Vanstone Dawn Froese Jeff Bereza Anita Janzen-Gemmell Gail Patterson Blair Geisel Lucy Kinnear
Karen Braden - Executive Director
Arlan Asham Award Fund
To provide award to Portage Collegiate students who are dedicated and committed to the multiple school teams over their high school years
Children in Need Fund
To provide food, clothing, shelter and comfort for children of all ages in the Portage and District
John Rennie Memorial Fund
To support ArtsSmarts Projects in the Portage and District School Division
Oakville and District Community Endowment Fund
To support activities and projects in the Oakville area
Portage Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund
To assist local projects that represents aspects of the arts, the advancement of culture or preservation of local heritage
Portage & District Arts Council Bursary Fund
To support residents of the Portage area that demonstrate an existing interest in the Arts and a keen desire to develop their talents.
Portage Collegiate Institute Philanthropy Fund
Youth in Philanthropy Fund was created to support projects of registered charities selected by the Youth Advisory Committee
Portage la Prairie Lions Club Fund
To provide grants to qualified charities recommended by Lions Club
Sports and Recreation Fund
To support sports and recreation charitable purposes in Portage la Prairie and area.
Prairie Sounds Festival Fund
To provide a source of annual income for the Prairie Sound Festival. The Festival promotes and encourages participation in the performing arts.
Burnside Cemetery Fund
To support the perpetual care of the Burnside cemetery.
Dr. Robert E and Charlotte L. Jones Fund
To provide much need funding to Portage la Prairie Heritage projects which includes the CPR Station Station Interpretive Centre
Luis Luna Fund for Multiculturalism and Diversity
To support local effort towards Multiculturalism and Diversity in our community.