The Dauphin & District Community Foundation is a community foundation. It is a vehicle through which people can give something back to their community. All these individual gifts are held as a permanent endowment fund. The income earned by the fund is used to make grants to local registered charities working to improve the quality of life in Dauphin and District.

Looking for a 2017 tax receipt?

Every donation made to the Dauphin & District Community Foundation dated no later than December 31st, 2017 will receive an income tax receipt.   Your donation can be dropped off at the City Administration Building, 100 Main Street South or mailed to Box 6 Dauphin, Manitoba R7N 2T9.  Should you wish to make a donation on-line you can go to “Make a Donation” on the website and your income tax receipt will be e-mailed back to you.  You can also go on and the receipt will be forwarded to your e-mail address as well. All donations made on-line are also e-mailed to our office for our records. 

Thank you and have a great New Year.    

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Help the Dauphin & District Community Foundation on Saturday, November 18th

24 Hour Giving Challenge

For one day only, November 18th, gifts made to the Dauphin & District Community Foundation’s (DDCF) unrestricted fund will be stretched by The Winnipeg Foundation ($1 for every $5 donated). New this year, the Province of Manitoba will also stretch each $5 gift by $1. This means every $5 gift becomes $7. The DDCF can receive a maximum of $2,000 each in stretch from The Winnipeg Foundation and from the Province of Manitoba. That's potentially an extra $4,000!

Gifts to the DDCF unrestricted fund can be made by:

  • Credit card online through on NOVEMBER 18th. 
  • Credit card by phoning The Winnipeg Foundation's office (1.877.974.3631) from 9am to 3pm on Nov 18th.
  • Cheques 
    • Cheques must be delivered to DDCF office on or before Friday, November 17th
    • (Cheques must be made out to Winnipeg Foundation)

For more information please contact the DDCF at 204.638.4598

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New trees growing at DRCSS

We are pleased to be a supporter of new growth at the DRCSS outdoor field. Part of our granting this year went towards the purchase of some new trees to provide much needed share and greenery at the DRCSS. 

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2016 Annual Report

2016 was an exciting year for the Dauphin & District Community Foundation as it reached and surpassed its endowment goal of $2,500,000. We received a variety of donations, including a vacant city lot from a very generous contributor. With the help of Colette Carefoot and her team at Remax the DDCF added $15,800 to our investment total with the sale.  

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2017 Gary Brandon Memorial

We are honored to have the Gary Brandon Memorial Scholarship Fund as a part of the Dauphin and District Community Foundation. This scholarship carries on the legacy of Gary Brandon. 

Each year they host a tournament at the Dauphin Lake Golf Club. 

This year they were happy to present the Community Foundation with a cheque for $2000 to continue building the scholarship fund. 

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Dauphin and District Community Foundation announces community grant recipients for 2017

The Dauphin & District Community Foundation (DDCF) is distributing $41,129 to sixteen different organizations in 2017. The organizations supported represent a wide variety of community groups, from social service agencies to sport organizations and arts and cultural groups.

Dauphin and District Community Foundation Grant Committee Chair Richard Bankert stated “it’s always difficult to evaluate the various grant applications because most represent a distinct need within our community.” Bankert added “the Foundation does a thorough job of contacting each applicant prior to making funding decisions and evaluates each application against a set of established criteria prior to making the final decisions”.

“This year” says Bankert “we had several new organizations apply with very unique projects. The applications were very well done, and the grants committee felt strongly that supporting these new groups was a direction the board wanted to go in”.  The Dauphin & District Community Foundation also received and supported several applications from past recipients, and also awarded the third $10,000 installment of a three-year commitment to the Watson Art Centre Big Ask project.  

Of the total $41,129 distributed, $5,113 was earmarked funding through various Field of Interest Funds the DDCF manages. Field of Interest funds can only be distributed towards applications which meet the specific criteria of the particular fund.

The applications approved include:


Dauphin and District Allied Arts Council – Watson Arts Centre (kitchen project) $10,000.00

Dauphin Public Library (shelving units) $5,000.00

Dauphin and District Food Bank Society (computer and freezer) $2,000.00

Alzheimer Society (laptop) $750.00

Dauphin Minor Ball Association (dugout shelters) $3,000.00

Crocus Quilters Guild (sewing machines) $3,000.00

The Cross of Freedom – Trembowla (eavestroughing) $500.00

DRCSS Parent Group (mature tree planting project) $1,956.00

Mini-Franglais Nursery School (craft and office supplies) $1,000.00

Dauphin Breakfast Club (goalie equipment) $723.00

Palliative Care Committee (renovations/beds) $5,000.00

CMHA/Echo Apartments (program equipment and supplies) $1,300.00

Dauphin Mini-Rugby Association (junior program supplies and equipment) $1,200.00

Dauphin Ochre Band Parents (concert music) $700.00

Dauphin Cycling Club (safety equipment and trail materials) $2,000.00
Parkland Gators Swim Club (starting blocks) $3,000.00

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Another round of applications being accepted for Canada's 150th grants

We have additional granting opportunities available through the Canada's 150th grants to further celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. This fund is intended to bring Canadians together to build community and activate a groundswell of local initiatives, activities, and events leading up to and during Canada’s sesquicentennial.

The fund will be distributed through small grants and community foundations across Canada through "locally-led projects that build community, inspire a deeper understanding of Canada, and encourage participation in a wide range of initiatives that mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation". 

For more information visit Community Foundations of Canada or call our office. 

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