Dauphin & District Community Foundation

P.O. Box 6, 100 Main Street South
Dauphin, MB R7N 2T9

Registered Charitable Number: BN 89808 1757 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Parkland


The Dauphin & District Community Foundation exists to raise, invest and grant funds through community leadership, education and effective partnerships thereby enhancing quality of life for our community.


The Dauphin & District Community Foundation is a local foundation created by and for the people of Dauphin and area. We are here to help make an ongoing difference in our community.


  • Chuck Burton, President
  • Kit Daley, VP Finance
  • David Bosiak, VP Asset Development and Public Relations
  • Christine Harapiak, VP Policy and Procedure
  • Clifton Flett, VP Policy and Procedure and Youth Co-chair
  • Richard Bankert, Grants Chair
  • Erin Stoesz, Youth Co-chair
  • Lynn Smith, Scholarship Chair
  • Larry Budzinski
  • Kathy Bellemare
  • Doug Coughlan
  • Jeremy Smith


  • Linda Van Buekenhout

Foundation Funds

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Dauphin & District Community Foundation Funds

Gilbert Plains Community Fund Established in 2006 to support local community projects in Gilbert Plains. For more information, visit www.gilbertplains.com.
Ethelbert District Community Fund Established in 2007 to support the needs of the community. For more information, send an email.
Ochre River Community Fund Established in 2006 to help the community grow and support community projects. For more information, call 204-733-2423.
Irene & Gordon Durston Family Fund Grants from this fund are directed to the Ft. Dauphin Museum
Tackling Poverty Together Fund Grants are directed to organizations providing services to those in financial need in our community.
Roland Briggs Memorial Fund Grants are directed towards the benefit of children and youth related causes.
Shane Allard Memorial Fund Grants are directed to the purchase of goalie hockey equipment.
Dauphin’s Countryfest Fund Grants are directed to the preservation of the Vermillion River Walking Trail.
Alice and Ted Dent Family Fund Grants are directed to projects dealing with city beautification.
Dauphin Public Library Fund Grants are directed to the needs of the library.
Parkland Humane Society Fund Grants are directed to the needs of the Human Society.
Dauphin Fire Department Memorial Fund Grants are directed to further the education of its volunteer fire members.
Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Fund Scholarship Awarded to a graduating student planning to enroll in any post-secondary health related field.
Clifford & Peggy Chute Memorial Fund Established to benefit the youth who face financial burdens in entering sport-related activities.
Johnston & Company Fund Established to aid with the Dauphin & District Community foundation administration costs.
Larry & Joyce Love Family Music Scholarship Awarded to a graduating student pursuing post-secondary music studies and/or to a grade X or XI student going to music camp.
Ross & Tyyne Ritchie Memorial Fund Dauphin Agricultural Society
Terry Yates Memorial Scholarship Business/Sports/International Music Camp for artistic disciplines
Kalichak Memorial Scholarship Law and Business
Neil Peterson Countryfest Post Secondary Music Scholarship Music Degree
Dr. Allan & Shirley Lysack Scholarship Health Related Field
Marilyn Libby Memorial Music Scholarship Music Degree
General Community Scholarship General Post-Secondary Studies
Gary Brandon Memorial Scholarship Post-Secondary Studies
McMunn & Yates Building Construction Scholarship – A.C.C. Building Construction
Mossey River Community Fund

Grant Deadlines

February 28

Recent Grants

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2017 Grants

Dauphin & District Allied Arts Watson Art Centre $10,000
Dauphin Public Library Shelving Units $5,000
Dauphin & District Food Bank Society Inc. Computer and freezer $2,000
Alzheimer Society (Catalyst Credit Union MUDRUN) Laptop $750
Dauphin Minor Ball Association Dugout Shelters $3,000
Crocus Quilters Guild Sewing Machines $3,000
The Cross of Freedom Trembowla – Eavestroughing $500
DRCSS Parent Group Mature Trees for grounds $1,956
Mini-Franglais Nursery School Craft & Office Supplies $1,000
Dauphin Breakfast Club Goalie Equipment $723
Palliative Care Committee Patient Family Beds $5,000
CMHA/Echo Apartments Program Equipment $1,300
Dauphin Mini Rugby Assoc. Uniforms and Flag Supplies $1,200
Parkland Gators Swim Club Diving/Start Blocks $3,000
Dauphin Cycling Club Safety Helmets & Trail Material $2,000