We are proud supporters of...
...The Community Foundations of Canada
~~all for community~~
...The Winnipeg Foundation's Endow Manitboa.
~~Put down roots, grow your community~~
~~Give where you live~~
Have you ever asked what makes our community such a great place to live, and how we can keep it that way?
At the heart of the matter, the Carberry and Area Community Foundation cares about those same questions.
Led by volunteer community leaders, the Foundation donates money to local people, charities and organizations who need a little extra help to reach their goals – maybe a scholarship for a graduating student, a new play structure at the local school, an art program for seniors, or help developing a hiking trail for active living. In the grand scheme of life, these may seem like “little things” but they do add up in making our communities such great places to live. And that’s just today…
We also help ensure that our community remains a great place to live by investing in our future. Unlike most organizations that focus just on the now, the Carberry and Area Community Foundation is constantly thinking about our communities’ futures, and builds funds to support whatever needs our communities may have in the next 5, 10, 20 years, or more. In many ways, we are like insurance against a changing future – to make sure our communities remain strong and vibrant.
You are constantly being asked to help out more, to give more to various charities. How is a community foundation any different?
Every dollar you donate, or as we like to call it: “invest in your community,” remains in our foundation, and in your community, forever. YOUR DOLLAR IS NEVER SPENT. Instead, we pool everyone’s money and, with help from other community foundations across Manitoba, we get expert investment advice that makes sure to keep that money safe while still getting the best earnings possible. We then use those earnings to help support local charities and other community priorities. WITHOUT EVER SPENDING THE ORIGINAL AMOUNT. And the more we have invested, the more we can do for our communities now, and in the future.
And what has the Carberry and Area Community Foundation done for our local communities?
Since launching in 1996, the Carberry and Area Community Foundation has already donated over $800,000 back to local people, charities, and organizations, and plans on donating another $60,000 in 2018 alone. Some of our most recent projects have included:
• $10,000 towards an ultrasound machine
• $15,000 in scholarships to deserving students
• $1,425 to the Carberry Plains Museum
We are immensely proud of the work we have done to make our communities a better place to live, and are excited for the future. And we know that others are proud as well. Since we were established 20 years ago with an initial investment of just over $40,000, local residents have continued to help grow our fund to almost 2.5 million dollars. Imagine how big it could grow and the good we could accomplish in the next 20 years.
Now that I understand what you’re about, I love the idea. How can I help?
In order to grow, community foundations need support. But what matters most is that we get that support from people like you who care as much as we do about keeping our communities great. Maybe you can volunteer on some of our committees, maybe you can help out at one of our fundraising events, maybe you can invest, now or later, in one of the many funds we draw on to support our communities. No matter how you help, all that matters is that you join us in making the Carberry area communities the best places to live.
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