The Glenboro Area Foundation Inc.

P.O. Box 147, 604 Railway Avenue
Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0

Registered Charitable Number: 120653670 RR0001
Manitoba Region: South Central

Mission

The mission of The Glenboro Area Foundation Inc. is to work together to build a permanent endowment fund, using the earnings to enrich the quality of life in our area.

Description

A way to say “Thank You” for the past, and a means of sharing in the future of Glenboro and the surrounding area.

Board

Advisory Board:

  • Ron Jefferies – Chairman
  • Cindy Pringle – Vice Chairman
  • Agnes Witherspoon – Past Chairman
  • Lorna Hamilton – Secretary
  • Lorelie Mitchell – Treasurer
  • Kevin Newton
  • Myrtle Nichols
  • Trina Wytinck
  • Allen Diehl

Volunteers

  • Trevor Drinkwater
  • Fred Jewsbury

Foundation Funds

The Glenboro Smart & Caring Community Managed Fund Directed to the community for recreation, arts, education, religious groups, sports and other community activities.
The Glenboro Health Care Fund Directed for the local hospital, the Personal Care Home, emergency services, equipment, health care education, including mature students
John and Vesta Scott Memorial Fund Dedicated to The Glenboro United Church
Stewart and Eva Hamilton Memorial Fund Dedicated to The Glenboro United Church
Glenboro Community Education Fund Provides scholarships for high school graduates leaving the area to attend college or university
Skapti Arason Pioneer Spirit Award Provides scholarships for high school graduates leaving the area to attend college or university
R.M. of South Cypress Health Care Education Fund Provides scholarships for high school graduates leaving the area to attend college or university for studies in the health care field
Devos Family Scholarship Fund Provides scholarships for high school graduates at Prairie Mountain High School, Somerset, leaving the area to attend university
Hilhorst Family Scholarship Fund Provides scholarships for high school graduates leaving the area to attend college or university for studies in agriculture or another equivalent program
Sena Gunnlaugson Memorial Scholarship Fund Provides scholarships for high school graduates from Baldur leaving the area to attend college or university
The Queen Scholarship Scholarship for Glenboro School graduates planning a career in the trades. The students must be leaving the area to study.
Roy & Lorna Wallis Family Agricultural Scholarship Scholarship for Glenboro School graduates planning a career in agriculture. The students must be leaving the area to study.
The George and Verna Notman Memorial Fund To assist community groups and projects in a way similar to our existing Community Fund.
John Harvard Smart & Caring Community Fund To assist community groups and projects in a way similar to our existing Community Fund.
The Glenboro Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund To assist in the beautification of The Glenboro Cemetery.
Youth Sport and Recreation Fund Provides support to area youth (ages 6 to 19) for community based or initiated sport and recreation.
Youth in Philanthropy Fund A project that provides Glenboro School students the opportunity to learn about philanthropy.
Raystone Memorial Centre Operating Fund To assist in the upkeep of the Raystone seniors’ centre.
Glenboro Area Foundation Operating Fund To assist in the day-to-day operations of our Foundation.
Glenboro Recreational Facility Operating Fund Provides support for the operation and maintenance of The Glenboro Arena.

Recent Grants

2020 Grant Awards from 2019 Investment Income

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Smart & Caring Community Funds - Total $44,688

Cypress River Resource Centre Prairie Wind Festival shelter $800
Glenboro Ag Society Fireworks $2,000
Glenboro Curling Club Curling rocks / junior curling $3,100
Glenboro Golf & Country Club Highway signs $1,600
Glenboro Health Auxiliary Supplement Health Care Fund $88
Glenboro Minor Ball Clay infield $4,250
Glenboro Minor Ball Jerseys $1,500
Glenboro Minor Hockey Jerseys $1,000
Glenboro Rink Brine Pump $5,000
Glenboro School Student of the Year/ Water Fill Station $1,600
Glenboro S Cypress Fire Dept. Turn-out gear $6,000
Glenboro S Cypress Library Outdoor book drop $2,450
Glenboro Town Square Plants, supplies, gardening help $800
Glenboro United Church Projector and screen $2,000
Glenboro Wildlife Assoc. Junior trophies $500
Health Care Scholarships Kirby Dalman-Smith
Cheyenne Ryland
Michelle Ruston
Allison Goddard
$4,000
Raystone Memorial Centre Door mats/games/equipment $1,200
Senior Independent Services Mental Health evening $800
Spruce Lakes Rec District MB 150 entertainer/Family Day activities $5,000
Stockton Community Centre Upgrades $1,000

Designated Funds - Total $16,223

Burrough of the Gleann Museum $2,036
Health Care Tele-Health Link
Furniture for Personal Care Home
$6,412
Glenboro United Church John & Vesta Scott Memorial $484
Stewart & Eva Hamilton Memorial $1,778
Glenboro Cemetery $1,102
Raystone Centre Operating $2,404
Recreation Facility Operating $907
Youth Sport and Recreation Junior golf $637
Youth in Philanthropy Theatre / Cat Rescue / Build-a-Barn / Rink $463

2019 High School Scholarships - Total $12,200

Skapti Arason Pioneer Spirit Heidi Cowie $581
Devos Family Scholarship Birtukan Jonk $1,580
Community Education Scholarship Jenna Berry/Brooke Naismith $3,053 each
Sena Gunnlaugson Memorial Peighton Johnson $1,511
Hilhorst Family Scholarship Jada Ricard $472
The Queen Scholarship Brooke Naismith $616
RM South Cypress Health Care Maddison Buckle $1,902
Bev Turnbull Scholarship Maddison Buckle $100
Roy & Lorna Wallis Family Scholarship Jada Ricard $749
2020 Total Grants Distributed: $74,528

Grant Deadlines

December 31 - Grants to Community
May 31 - Graduation Scholarships

Foundation Highlights

Burrough Of The Gleann Museum establishes Trust Fund

 The Burrough of the Gleann Museum in Glenboro has established a Manitoba Heritage Trust Program (MHTP) Fund.

The purpose of the MHTP is to provide annual funds to support heritage organizations such as museums and archives throughout the Province. The MHTP, which is administerred by the Winnipeg Foundation for the Province, runs until March 31, 2021. Through this program, the province will provide one dollar for every two dollars donated to the Heritage-Burrough of the Gleann Fund. For the duration of the Program, the Winnipeg Foundation will receive and receipt any donations. After 2021, monies donated to the Fund will be received and receipted by The Glenboro Foundation. The Burrough of the Gleann Museum partnered with the Municipality of Glenboro South Cypress, the Glenboro Area Foundation and The Winnipeg Foundation to establish the Heritage-Burrough of the Gleann Fund. The Glenboro Foundation designated monies from the estate of Ken and Beulah Thompson to initiate the Fund, which will be permanently endowed with the Foundation.

The Burrough of the Gleann Museum opened its doors in 2000 in a building which was built in 1974 to house the School Division on Broadway Street in Glenboro. The Museum provides a glimpse into the lives of early settlers of the Glenboro South Cypress area from the late 1800s to the early post-WWII years. The Museum contains an extensive collection of artifacts donated by the community, which have been organized into displays depicting this period of the community’s history.

At the present time, the Museum Board continues to enhance the exhibits by identifying all the artifacts, and by explaining what is known about them. Planning for the summer includes an open house with refreshments served on the lawn, a return of Hamburger Days, and a special exhibit, which focuses on a specific individual, family, or event.

24-Hour Giving Challenge
During the 2018 Endow Manitoba 24-Hour Giving Challenge The Glenboro Area Foundation again surpassed the $10,000.00 target, thus qualifying for maximum stretch dollars.  The Foundation is very proud to have qualified for stretch dollars in all five years of the 24-Hour Giving Challenge’s existence!