Community Foundation of Portage and District

11 - Second Street N.E.
Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 1R8

Registered Charitable Number: 140660846RR0001
Manitoba Region: North Central


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.


  • Carey Duncan – Chair
  • Gail Patterson – Vice Chair
  • Paul Davidson – Past Chair
  • Wayne Klippenstein – Treasurer
  • Lou Antonissen
  • Jody Fletcher
  • Dawn Froese
  • Blair Geisel
  • Anita Janzen-Gemmell
  • Lucy Kinnear
  • Ryan Simpson
  • Cathy Vanstone


  • Mary Lynn Moffat – Executive Director
  • Jane Human – Administrative Assistant


  • Deanne Mitchell
  • Stephanie Verhoeven
  • Norma Johnston
  • Larry Pettinger

Foundation Funds

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

Recent Grants

2017 Grants

Poplar Point and District Community Club LED lighting Club Rink $10,000
Portage Collegiate Institute Equipment upgrade in weight room $5,000
Portage Community Revitalization Corporation Accessible playground $15,000
Portage Tennis Club Resurface tennis court $18,000
Habitat for Humanity – Portage Chapter Paint and painting for one house $5,000
Portage Industrial Exhibition Association Update MNP Exhibition Building kitchen $10,000
Portage Service for Seniors Purchase commercial fridge and freezer units $7,000
Delta Beach Association Equipment for beach playground $5,000

Foundation Highlights

Spring 2017 grant recipients
Spring 2017 bursary recipients
Cindy Lindsay, CFC Director of Member Services, guest speaker at Board Retreat.