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.


  • David Bosiak, President
  • Larry Budzinski, VP Finance
  • TBD, 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
  • Kathy Bellemare
  • Chuck Burton
  • Desiree Dorion
  • Jeremy Smith


  • Kit Daley

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
Eric Irwin Memorial Fund
Stanley Kustra Engineering Scholarship Fund To benefit a motivated individual with a commendable academic performance enrolled at a Canadian university in the field of engineering.
Ray Lunsted “Post it Forward” Part of our general fund it allows us to address the most pressing needs of the community now and in the future.
Wes & Andrew Bernat Family Music Scholarship Fund To benefit a student pursuing post-secondary music, who has demonstrated a high level of musical proficiency and has used that talent in the school and community.
Dauphin Collegiate Technical Institute Gang of 1969-1970

Grant Deadlines

February 28

Recent Grants

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2018 Grants

Crocus Quilters Guild Storage cabinets and design wall $1,250
Dauphin Deraillerus Cycling Club Bike trail development/maintenance $2,500
Dauphin Food Bank Portioning bins and fans $1,456
Dauphin Junior Rec Hockey Goalie equipment $1,500
Dauphin Minor Ball Dugout roofs and siding $3,881
Dauphin Personal Care Home Electric courtyard door opener $1,000
Dauphin Recreation Services CUP light replacement/upgrade $5,000
Dauphin Youth Rugby Association Safety equipment and supplies $1,080
Fort Dauphin Museum Hughes House restoration $2,000
Intermountain Conservation District Water stream table $750
MacKenzie School Band Program Repertoire expansion – sheet music $800
Manitoba 2020 Summer Games Mountain bike trail development $25,100
Parkland Crossing Indoor greenhouse $1,500
Parkland Humane Society Underground reinforcing of fencing $1,439
Parkland Residential & Vocational Services Commercial dishwasher $5,400
Parkland Rugby Club Scrum machine $7,000
Second Level Boxing Club Boxing ring $6,800
Tremblowla Cross of Freedom School restoration and ramp $2,000
Ukrainian Folk Arts Centre and Museum Hughes House restoration $2,500