Community Foundation of Portage and District

206 Saskatchewan Ave E
Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3G4

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 grant seekers alike in the City and RM of Portage la Prairie. 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
  • Anita Janzen-Gemmell – Treasurer
  • Paul Davidson – Past Chair
  • Lou Antonissen
  • Ken Brennan
  • Jody Fletcher
  • Dawn Froese
  • Blair Geisel
  • Lucy Kinnear
  • Wayne Klippenstein
  • Kris Lee
  • Ryan Simpson
  • Cathy Vanstone


  • Mandy Dubois – Executive Director
  • Brenda Robinson – Administrative Assistant


  • Larry Muirhead
  • Deanne Talbot
  • Diane Van Aert
  • Stephanie Verhoeven

Foundation Fund Highlights

For a complete list of funds, please contact the Community Foundation of Portage and District.

Burnside Cemetery Fund The Burnside Cemetery Fund was established to support the perpetual care for the cemetery.
2015 RBC Hockey Championship Legacy Scholarship Fund This fund provides a $1,000 bursary to as many players of the Terrier Hockey organization that meet the set criteria each year
Kozy Korner Seniors Fund Kozy Korner Seniors Inc. was founded in 1973 and when it ceased in December of 2017 a fund was created to continue their legacy of giving.
John & Maureen Mitchell Family Fund The Mitchell Family created the fund to help them contribute to the betterment of our community. Proceeds support Special Olympics MB & CPCS.
Oakville Cemetery Fund The Oakville Cemetery Fund was established to support the perpetual care for the cemetery.
Oakville Community Endowment Fund The Oakville Village Committee created this fund in 2007 to help fund projects in Oakville as well as support sports & other recreational activities.
Portage la Prairie Lions Club Fund The Lions Club fund is a donor advised fund and gives the club the opportunity to choose the recipients of the investment income each year.
Arlan Asham Award Fund This bursary is awarded to a PCI graduate each year who is dedicated & committed to multiple school teams over their high school years.
Prairie Sounds Music Festival Fund This fund provides a source of income annually to the Prairie Sounds Music Festival. The festival promotes participation in performing arts.

Recent Grants

2018 Grants

Poplar Point Community Club $10,000
Portage Active Transportation $5,000
CMHA Central Region $7,000
Portage Arc Industries $4,000
Sunset Palliative Care $7,416
Ecole Crescentview School $17,800
Army & Navy Air Force Veterans $3,495
Potage Collegiate Institute $5,000
Portage Community Revitalization Corporation $28,579
Portage Tennis Club $18,000
Habitat for Humanity $5,000
Portage Industrial Exhibition $10,000
Koko Platz Recreation Club $10,000
Delta Beach Association $5,000
Recreation Opportunities for Kids & Tupper Family Resource Centre $10,000

Foundation Highlights

CFPD is celebrating 25 years with a “Drive to $10 million” fundraising campaign & the awarding of a $250,000 Impact grant.