This week, Opportunity Watch is visiting Manitoba, the final stop in our trek through the Prairies.  Home to the Great Grey Owl, the beautiful crocus and the white spruce, let’s take a look at some of the funding opportunities available for charities in this province.

The Killarney Foundation has granted almost $2 million to local charities since its inception in 1979.   Grants are made twice a year, in April and October, to CRA-registered charities that operate in the Killarney area.  Grants must support local needs and interests, which include, but are not limited to, the arts, cultural activities, heritage programs, health, education, scholarships, seniors’ services, social programs and youth activities.   Visit their website for more information.

The Morden Area Foundation was formed in 1993 by a group of community-minded citizens to meet a broad range of social, health, heritage, sport and recreational, educational and environmental priorities in Morden and the surrounding area.  Funded through an endowment of over $1.2 million, they have granted over $700,000 to local organizations.  They will consider funding equipment, conferences or special events, renovations or new building construction.  They will also consider offering short-term operating support, to allow organizations time to establish regular operating support.  Visit their website for more details and the online application form.

Canad Inns is Manitoba’s largest hotel chain and focuses its corporate giving in the communities where its employees live and work: Winnipeg, Brandon, Portage la Prairie and Grand Forks.   They have previously supported the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Habitat for Humanity.   Requests for support are reviewed throughout the year – all requests, however, must be submitted via their website.  Visit them for more details.

That’s it for this week!  Enjoy your long-weekend and we’ll be back next week with more helpful hints.  In the meantime, why not schedule a free demo of Fundtracker for your non-profit?  Our fundraising advisors can share strategies and Fundtracker tips that will kickstart your fundraising efforts.  Give them a call at 1-888-406-2524 or email us at