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What is a Community Foundation? / What we do

Community Foundations are a network of charitable organizations that provide long term support for initiatives and improve the lives of people in a specific geographical area. This is done with the help of charitable gifts from donors to create an endowment fund. The investment income is then used to make grants. The Dauphin & District Community Foundation is one of over 200 members of the Community Foundations of Canada, and one of 56 in Manitoba. We are proud to be part of a national effort and a member of the  Community Foundations of Canada. We are also affiliates of The Winnipeg Foundation, the first community foundation in Canada.

Vision & Mission

Vision - "Enhancing quality of life in our community”
Mission - "To raise, invest and grant funds through community leadership, education and effective partnerships thereby enhancing quality of life in our community.
Board members
Valerie McInnes
Darren Eddie
Daryl Bacon
Kristen Haverluck
Martijn van Luijn
Rita Dupley
Joe Houston

Wayne Heide

Cam Abrey
Lindsay Dingwall

Seth Gares

Carter Van Alstyne

What's new?


Giving Challenge - Nov 13-19, 2023

Thank you to everyone who donated during the Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge.  Thanks to your support, we received $86,849 plus $4,000 in stretch dollars from the Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba Government, for a total of $90,849.  Thank you to our very generous donors!  This will have an impact on our area forever through our granting program.


Tim Hortons Holiday Smile Cookie

Thank you to all of our fellow cookie lovers and our supporters.  We received $12,839 through the Tim Hortons Holiday Smile Cookie Campaign.  

A huge thank you to Tim Hortons for selecting our foundation as a recipient, and to the amazing staff at the Tim Hortons in Dauphin for their friendly assistance.   

Thank you to the volunteers that helped decorate the cookies, and kept the smiles coming!  It was a wonderful and fun week.


NEW: Support our Seniors Fund

The Parkland is still reeling from the motor vehicle accident on June 15, 2023 near Carberry, MB that claimed the lives of 16 Dauphin and area residents and left nine others in hospital. But we’ve rallied together as a community to support each other.

Many people near and far have expressed condolences and words of encouragement to us; we appreciate you thinking of our community.

Dauphin and District Community Foundation’s new Fund “Support Our Seniors” will provide funding to programming, equipment, and activities that support seniors, and will be administered through our traditional community foundation model. Those who are interested can make a tax-deductible donation through the following options:
• click the "Make a Donation" button at the top of the page and mention the "Support Our Seniors Fund
• Call toll free 1-877-974-3631
• Call DDCF at 204-638-4598
• In person at 100 Main Street S in Dauphin, MB
As obituaries are being posted, families are also conveying the wishes of their loved ones. People may choose to donate to those charities.

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Dauphin & District Community Foundation

Our foundation is a vehicle through which people can give something back to their community to improve the quality of life in and around Dauphin.
Contact us to prepare your estate to create your legacy or apply for grants during our intake periods.

Contact Us:
100 Main Street S, Dauphin, Manitoba, R7N 1K3


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